Under 14s
Youth Development Phase

In the Youth Development Phase, LJPFA identify and develop the specific needs of individual players. In this age group, players change dramatically; in terms of physical & mental growth and their social development, and youngsters develop both as people and as players. We believe we have a vital role in helping our players develop in a safe environment to reach their potential – whatever that might be.

LJPFA offers professionally planned coaching, designed to enable players of differing ability to progress and develop.

  • Using both right and left feet in all aspects of technical play including passing, receiving, ball mastery and ball manipulation.
  • Encouraging players to be comfortable in possession at all times even when under pressure
  • Understand and perform individual, unit and team roles and responsibilities.
  • Educating the players in their overall game understanding – movement, awareness, positional play, decision making and game management.
  • Developing tactical knowledge within a 11 v 11 match situation
  • Training sessions that are demanding and reflect the intensity of a match environment
  • Goalkeeper specific sessions led by ex-professional Goalkeeper.
  • Develop psychological strengths including positive mind-set, confidence, creativity, concentration, control and commitment.
  • Develop social traits, attitude, motivation, people skills, managing emotions, leadership and managing setbacks.
  • A welcoming and professional environment for all ability levels to progress and develop.
  • Coaching and personal advice from a current professional footballer.
  • Strength & Conditioning students to work with players to develop their agility, balance, coordination, speed, flexibility and strength.

“One of Luke Joyce Pro Football Academy's main aims is to develop its players as people – skills that can be transferred from the football pitch to everday life.”

Our Values

Respect

Treating yourself, team-mates and coaches as you would like to be treated yourself.

Effort

Always willing to work hard and apply yourself, to understand that success doesn’t come straight away, and it isn’t achieved easily.

Teamwork

Football is a team game and, as in life, you will have to communicate, problem solve and work within a group to achieve a common goal.

Enjoyment

Is key in any learning environment; we ensure the coaching sessions and environment we create is one the players enjoy and look forward to.

Ambition

We want all our players to have ambitions to improve and progress. Children/footballers with the right mindset, playing in a professional and structured environment, can only develop in a positive way and work towards their ambitions.

Contact Us

If you have a question, please get in touch. One of our team will get back to you within two working days.