Total Pro Soccer Elite Performance Academy prioritises ‘Academics First’ and is tailored for talented male and female footballers with a desire to pursue their football development alongside their academic studies.
What skills will I develop?
The Total Pro Soccer coaching curriculum has been specifically created and developed to support all students towards fulfilling their potential. This enables our talented footballers to train in an environment where they can develop their technical ability, tactical knowledge, social skills, physical attributes and psychological awareness, without the fear of making mistakes.
As well as the excellent football development provision provided, this programme is designed to instil essential life skills such as confidence, resilience, teamwork and communication. This ensures students have relevant experiences and a solid foundation to transition smoothly from post 16 education into further education or employment.
How will the course be taught?
Training is delivered by Total Pro Soccer's highly experienced and qualified coaches, as well as expert strength and conditioning and sports injury staff. Training is planned in to the students’ timetable to allow for them to train throughout the week (during school hours) and play fixtures on a Wednesday afternoon in the National Schools/Colleges League. Where appropriate, students will also be nominated for trials with the County, South West and England Schools Trials.
You will need 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, including English Language or English Literature.
To enrol on the Total Pro Soccer Elite Performance Academy, students MUST study on the Total Pro Soccer BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.
Units to be covered and exam timeframes:
1. Anatomy and Physiology (exam May/June 2020)
2. Fitness Training and Programming... (exam May/June 2020)
5. Application of Fitness Testing
7. Practical Sports Performance
17. Sports Injury Management
18. Work Experience in Active Leisure
25. Rules, Regulations...
3. Professional Development in the Sports Industry
4. Sports Leadership
8. Coaching for Performance
9. Research Methods in Sport
19. Development and Provision of Sport... (exam May/June 2021)
22. Investigating Business... (exam May/June 2021)
23. Skill Acquisition in Sport
Where can it take me?
This programme plays an essential role in preparing students for either Higher Education, Football Scholarships Abroad, Further Training or Employment.
How to apply
If you would like to apply to be part of the Total Pro Soccer Elite Performance Academy, click on the pink APPLY NOW button at the bottom of this page and complete the application form. In the section headed YOUR SUBJECT CHOICES select in the Subject 1 dropdown: Total Pro Soccer Elite Academy Sport Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - it is the last option on the list. You do not have to select a course from any of the other options as this course is the equivalent of 3 A-levels.
Within a month of submitting your form you will receive an email from the college letting you know if your application has been successful, if it has you will be made an academic offer and you will be able to join the academy providing you get the required GCSE grades and complete a successful TPS practical trial.
TPS Trail Dates
Trials will be held at Keynsham Town Football Club (10am-12) on the following dates:
20th February 2020
16th April 2020
28th May 2020