FDC Football

FDC football offer a variety of services including our own football academy, football testing, football trials and football coaching. Our football academy is partnered with Accrington Stanley Football Club ensuring players have the very best opportunities to progress with their football along with education. This also gives players who attend our coaching, trial days and testing opportunities to impress, you never know who is watching or looking at your stats!

With decades of coaching experience between us from grassroots all the way to the premier league we have plenty to share and have many opinions, some may be controversial and others you will have heard before. Aimed at grassroots parent taking six year olds for the first time all the way to experienced coaches, we hope you can take something away that enhances your football knowledge or makes you think, and please get in touch with any ideas or questions.

Dave Bailey, head of recruitment and Talent ID at Accrington Stanley talks about his 4 a's theory regarding player attributes and what is looked for when choosing players to develop.

Testing

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Testing for football - Football Cliches. He's Quick, how quick, good feet, why? We aim to breakdown the guess work and provide evidence of player speed, agility, on and off the ball. Coming soon!

Trials

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Football Trials - Trial events. Our trial days include coaching, testing and games. Includes individual player portal with stats and video which can be viewed by our network of clubs and scouts.