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Boys Academy

 

Welcome to the Oxford United Boys U9s - U16s Academy home page.The Academy is part of a 40 week Football League programme which sees our Under 9's to Under 16's train three times a week at The Oxford Academy. Games either home or away are played on Sunday mornings.

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

The Academy itself 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 are as follows:-

  • 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

Objectives:

  • To develop players to a standard consistent with the highest levels in  football
  • To establish squads for Under 9's 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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