Boys Academy

Welcome to the Oxford United Boys Academy home page.

The Boys EPPP Academy is part of a 40-week Football League programme and the Girls is a 36-week FA programme which sees our Under 9s - Under 16s train twice a week at either Tilsley Park Abingdon, Oxford Hawks Hockey and The Oxford Academy. Games are played on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The Boys Academy develops teams at Under 9 - Under 16 as well as our Under 18's Youth Team.  The Academy also works very closely with the Oxford United Football & Education Academy providing opportunities for the boys to progress if they are not offered scholarships.

The programme's draws on the skills and experience of a variety of people from Oxford United including the coaching, medical, welfare and administrative staff.

The aims and objectives of the Oxford United Elite Programme's are as follows:-

 Programme Aims:

  • To identify and recruit the most talented boys, within the locality of the Academy.
  •  To provide quality coaching, education and welfare at all age groups, and at all levels.
  • To enhance player development, incorporating the principles of LTPD and the FA's 4 Corner Model, providing individuals with both technical, physiological, psychological and social knowledge to achieve their full potential 
  •  To identify, recruit and develop the most talented coaches within the locality of the Academy
  • To be advocates for and 'live' best practice in terms of developing  players, officials and coaches in line with The FA's Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures

Centre of Excellence Objectives:    

  • To develop players to a standard consistent with the highest levels in football
  • To establish squads for Under 9s to Under 18 age groups
  • To establish a challenging and structured technical programme, incorporating the principles of LTPD, which is to be followed by all coaching staff
  • To provide a suitable games programme for all age groups


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