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Scottish FA Performance School

St John’s RC High School

 

The programme is open to boys and girls who are currently in our P7 cohort of primary schools, who have shown exceptional talent in football and would benefit from an individualised programme. The programme is based at St John’s RC High School and will require the pupils to complete a placing request to attend the school if they are selected for the programme. This means that parents/carers are responsible for transporting the successful candidates to St John’s RC High School. The council will not be funding travel costs, however, the Scottish FA may make a contribution to travel costs in individual circumstances. The pupils' timetables will be altered to allow them to follow the programme during curriculum time.

The aim is to bring together the best young footballers from the area into a four year training and support programme designed by the Scottish Football Association and high quality specialist Performance Youth coaches (full time employees of the Scottish FA) and additional experts in fitness training and physical conditioning will deliver the programme to the players who are selected to join the programme. The Performance Manager and the Head Teacher at St John’s RC High School will have overall responsibility for the direction and organisation of the Performance School and will ensure pupils achieve the right balance between sport and academic life.

We will be holding trials for the first, second and third stage of selection at the DISC in Dundee. The first trial will be held on Tuesday 6th February 2018 from 5.30-7.00 pm this is for Recreational Players and girls only and the second trial on Tuesday 27th February 2018 from 5.30-7.00 pm will consist of players who were successful in trial one and players from the Professional Clubs. The date for the third trial is Tuesday 13th March 2018, 5.30-7.00 pm.

For those who are selected after the trials, there will be a meeting and interviews for parents/carers and players at the school on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 1.00 pm. Only after the parents’ meeting will a final decision be made on the successful players.  This is a significant commitment from all parties, including the families and the young people who are successful at the end of the selection process.

SCOTTISH FA PERFORMANCE SCHOOL

The application form is on the SFA website, please use the link below to access this.

https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/performance/jd-performance-schools/applications/

This is for Primary 7 pupils entering S1 in August 2018. 

The closing date for applications is Thursday 1st February 2018 if you are signed by a recreational club and Thursday 15th February 2018 if you are signed by a professional club.

PLEASE NOTE THE PROGRAMME IS DESIGNED FOR ELITE YOUNG PLAYERS ONLY

Iain Jenkins

Elite Performance Coach