Coaching Connexions

Coaching Connexions aims to support students aged 16- 18 with gaining the skills and knowledge to progress within the Sports industry. We do this by creating bespoke study and training programmes, supported by our partners, which expose students to a realistic and challenging environment, to help prepare them for the next steps in their journey.

We currently have seven different centres around the UK and from September 2020 we expect to have over 400 students. Our students typically join us with a strong interest in Football.

Some students have spent the many years playing at academies and have not quite managed to gain a YTS, some have played just at grassroots level but still harbour ambitions to have a professional career in the game. We also have many students who join us in order to gain a more realistic and practical experience, as opposed to what they might get from a “mainstream” further education college.

In our centres, students benefit from interactive classrooms, tablets to use both in the classroom and in practical settings, gym facilities and all weather pitches to allow them to train all year round. Our staff are both academically qualified and active inte industry. Each centre has at least one coach qualified at UEFA A/ B level and these staff follow a proven curriculum for developing elite players and practitioners.

Each day is planned to ensure students develop physically, technically and academically and we regularly invest in resources and equipment to enhance the quality of our provision. This includes video equipment for Sports analysis, software and kit for tracking movement and player activity and technical products to enhance training and development.

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Gary Judge

Director of Education – Coaching Connexions

We always preach to our students the importance of seeing the world as their “marketplace” and not just the UK – this partnership makes their goals of progressing to a long term career within the industry more achievable. We are sure 7 Elite Academy can support making this message a reality on a more consistent basis.