Football + BTEC 16 and over

 

IH Manchester football training

Dedicate yourself full-time to developing your football skills, showcasing your talent to professional clubs and continuing your education. You will live the professional football academy experience in Manchester, the home of English football, having BTEC lessons every morning and professional football training each afternoon.

IH Manchester will provide you with a carefully selected local homestay host. Or if you are over 18 years old, you can choose to live in an independent self-catering  student residence (depending on availability).

Below you will see all the opportunities that we give you to be scouted by a professional football club. If you are serious about football and your future career as a professional player, contact us now to organise a visit / or trial week at our academy.

Age16+
Class sizemaximum 20 students per class
BTEC lessons per week18 hours per week
Football training per week10 hours per week
Dates18th July 2016 - 16th December 2016
16th January - 16th June 2017
Duration1 week - 22 weeks
Accommodation includedStandard homestay accommodation (half board Mon-Fri, full board at weekends)
Students may share a twin room with another player on the football programme
Kit Bundle 1 tracksuit, 2 training kits, 2 polo shirts, 1 hoodie
Airport transfersOn arrival and departure, Manchester or Liverpool airport only
Insurance GuardMe travel insurance - please see key facts document at bottom of page
Prices
1-3 weeks


4 weeks


22 weeks
price per week:
£995.00 GBP- under 18
£980.00 GBP- over 18

£3,950.00 GBP - under 18
£3850.00 GBP - over 18

£19,995.00 GBP - under 18
£19,665.00 GBP - over

Football Coaching (Technical)

Simple repetitive drills will be introduced to ensure that players can master the basic skills of the game. These sessions will continue over the season to ensure steady improvement. Many players continue with training drills in order to maintain their level of skill. David Beckham famously practised free kicks alone after training each day. Adopting good habits in your training is key. Players are also encouraged to understand the importance of warming up and cooling down and are expected to quickly take personal responsibility for their warm up.

Self-guided learning was introduced in the 2014/2015 season and is valuable to every player’s individual technical development. These comprise of short periods of time at the beginning or end of each session where all players are asked to choose an area of their game that they wish to work on. The choice is based around the skill targets set in tutorials and coaching sessions. During this time players are given the time to work at their own pace and the coaches are on hand to assist and advise if needed.

Football Coaching (Tactical)

Team play and tactics are an important part of the game. Being part of the IH Manchester Academy means being part of the IH Manchester team and competing weekly in competitive fixtures. Our coaches will work on tactical elements of the English game. The players will begine to develop their tactical awareness; including shape, movement, set plays, defending and attacking as a team. These elements of training will be worked on both on the pitch, where players will receive lectures on the English game, what to expect, the laws of the game and both basic and complex tactics. Throughout the season the IH Manchester team will film as many fixtures and training sessions as possible for post-match analysis. This is a great opportunity for players to reflect on and discuss their performance and identify exactly where they need to improve.
The coaches will also conduct fitness sessions. These will be in a variety of formats, with speed, agility and quickness work, core stability, endurance and football fitness being the focus. The English game is physically demanding, not only with regard to endurance and general fitness tough, but with players having to defend against physical challenges. This is why both upper body and core strength are key to a successful player.

BTEC Sub Diploma and Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence

As well as football coaching, equal importance is given to academic study. Players are enrolled onto the Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Sub Diploma in Sport Performance and Excellence. Players will study the following modules:-

– Principles of anatomy and physiology

– Physiology of fitness

– Fitness testing

– Training and Programming

– Assessing risk in sport

– Psychology of sport

– Technical and tactical aspects of sport

All these modules link directly to all the practical elements of this program and are designed to allow the players to continue their education. Academically strong students can be guided towards higher level academic qualifications after successful completion of this initial gateway course.

The academic component of the program is of great importance. Successful completion of the BTEC qualifications allow players to access Higher Education either directly or by a Foundation programme. The completion of an undergraduate degree in Sport Science allows students to have maintain career choices in sport or football related industries. The course modules have also been carefully selected in order to compliment and reinforce all aspects of the football training, fitness and competitive match play programme.

BTEC Sub Diploma in Sport

Course Duration22 weeks
Start January or July
Level of QualificationNQF Level 3 - Equivalent to 1 Advanced level qualification
Entry requirementsUK and EEA Students:
5 GCSEs A*-C to include English language
A BTEC First Diploma - Level 2 qualification in Sports Studies or a related discipline (merit/distinction profile)
Level 2 NVQ in Sports, or a related subject
English language assessment
International Students:
As above, or, equivalent international qualification

PLUS

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in English Language

OR

You can take a pre-sessional English language course with us to allow you to reach this level
Core/Mandatory units-Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
-The Physiology of Fitness
- Assessing Risk in Sport
Fitness Testing form Sport & Exercise
-Sports Nutrition
-Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
-Sports Coaching
Academic progression pathwayLevel 3 BTEC Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence
Career prospectsJob opportunities include: professional football, sports/football coach, PE teacher, sports development, fitness professional, sports media.

BTEC Diploma in Sport

Course Duration44 weeks in total
(22 week sub diploma plus additional 22 week term)
Start January or July
Level of QualificationNQF Level 3 - Equivalent to 2 Advanced level qualification
Entry requirementsUK and EEA Students:
5 GCSEs A*-C to include Mathematics and ( we only ask for Maths for Sport & Exercise Sciences) English language
A BTEC First Diploma - Level 2 qualification in Sports Studies or a related discipline (merit/distinction profile)
Level 2 NVQ in Sports, or a related subject
English language assessment
Core/Mandatory units- Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
-The Physiology of Fitness
- Assessing Risk in Sport
- Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
- Sports Nutrition
-Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
-Sports Coaching
-Fitness Training and Programming
-Psychology for Sports Performance
-The Athlete's Lifestyle
-Sports Injuries
-Analysis of Sports Performance
-Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport
Academic progression pathway-Foundation degree in Sport and Exercise Science
-University BA (Hons) Degree related to Sport
Career prospectsJob opportunities include: professional football, sports/football coach, PE teacher, sports development, fitness professional, sports media.

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