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ABOUT US

Established in 2011, PDA Lancashire offers training sessions for players aged 2 to 16+ at a variety of locations across this region of football heartlands. Venues include indoor 3G pitches at the Powerleague Soccerdome in Blackburn and all-weather floodlit pitches at Soccer Burnley as well as sites in Accrington, Clitheroe and Preston. Vastly experienced Head Coaches Ed O'Neill and Ian Radcliffe have built very close relationships with local football clubs including Manchester City FC. Our players regularly go on to join local professional club academies such as Burnley, Preston North End and Accrington Stanley.

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You put in, we give back

See what player rewards are available as a member of PDA Lancashire.

Pick from a wide selection of elite and development training programmes designed to help you improve your physical, tactical and technical abilities.

Get pro-level tips, advice and drills to help you train faster and react quicker.

We will help you think, predict and react as fast as the pro-players you aspire to.

You will develop your individual skills alongside building bonds between players to improve your teams performance and sustain camaraderie.

Sessions & Venues

Choose your skill level and join our next available training session.

Region
Venue
Lancashire

Powerleague Soccerdome,
Haslingden Rd,
Guide,
Blackburn BB1 2NG

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Burnley,
Royal Lane,
Burnley BB12 0RT

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Lancashire

Accrington and Rossendale College,
Broad Oak,
Accrington BB5 2AW

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Lancashire

PlayFootball,
Tulketh Community Sports College,
Tag Lane,
Ingol,
Preston PR2 3TX

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Lancashire

Roefiled Leisure Centre,
Edisford Road,
Clitheroe BB7 3LA

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Monday
11am - 12pm 60 mins
Tots Sessions
2 - 4 years
Wednesday
5pm - 6pm 60 mins
Tots Sessions
2 - 4 years
Thursday
5pm - 6pm 60 mins
Coaching Clinic Open to non-members
8 - 12 years
Friday
6pm - 7pm 60 mins
Development Centre
4 - 5 years
6pm - 7pm 60 mins
Development Centre
5 - 7 years
7pm - 8pm 60 mins
Development Centre
8 - 13 years
Saturday
9am - 10am 60 mins
Coaching Clinic Open to non-members
4 - 6 years
10am - 11am 60 mins
Coaching Clinic
7 - 9 years
11am - 12pm 60 mins
Coaching Clinic
10 - 13 years
Monday
5pm - 6.30pm 90 mins
Elite & Advanced Players
U7 - U10
5pm - 6.30pm 90 mins
Elite & Advanced Goalkeepers
U6 - U10
Tuesday
5.30pm - 6.30pm 60 mins
Elite & Advanced Players
U6 Only
Thursday
5.30pm - 6.30pm 60 mins
Coaching Clinic
7 - 11 years
Wednesday
5.30pm - 6.30pm 60 mins
Coaching Clinic
4 - 7 years
Thursday
5.30pm - 6.30pm 60 mins
Coaching Clinic
8 - 12 years
Saturday
10am - 11am 60 mins
Coaching Clinic
4 - 7 years
11am - 12pm 60 mins
Coaching Clinic
8 - 14 years
Tue
Tuesday
5pm - 6.30pm 90 mins
Elite & Advanced Players
U7 - U11
Sat
Saturday
9.30am - 10.30am 60 mins
Coaching Clinic
4 - 6 years
Mon
Monday
5.30pm - 7pm 90 mins
Elite & Advanced Players
U11 - U15
5.30pm - 7pm 90 mins
Elite & Advanced Keepers
U11 - U15
Sat
Saturday
9.30am - 10.30am 60 mins
Coaching Clinic
4 - 7 years
10.30am - 12pm 90 mins
Coaching Clinic
8 - 14 years
Sat
Saturday
9am - 10am 60 mins
Coaching Clinic
4 - 6 years
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Tots Sessions

Pro Direct Academy has become part of footballers lives from the moment they first enjoy kicking a football. We want the players of tomorrow to develop in a balanced but individual way and in a fun-filled environment.

Tots sessions are all about touching and kicking the ball, pure and simple. Our parent-friendly coaches are on hand at all times to ensure the safety of players, but to also inspire them to express themselves and bring a smile to their experience in their early years in football.

Prices are available on application

Coaching Clinic

Coaching Clinics are open to all players without invitation. They act as taster sessions for players and parents alike. Emphasis is placed on encouraging an interest in the game and developing core skills. Come along and Be Extraordinary!

Prices are available on application

Development Centre

Development Centres are designed for players of all abilities with the emphasis on players improving their core skills while enjoying training sessions from our inspiring and dynamic UEFA & FA Licensed coaches. We are proud of the welcoming, inclusive and fun atmosphere at our centres.

Prices are available on application

Elite and Advanced Players

Elite sessions are aimed at confident and established players that are looking to progress in the game. Attendance is usually by invitation only with players following a coaching pathway devised by our UEFA A Licensed Head of Coaching. In many cases players are prepared for trials with Pro Clubs and also play matches in local leagues.

Prices are available on application

Elite and Advanced Goalkeepers

Elite sessions specifically devised for confident and established Goalkeepers that are looking to progress in the game. Attendance is usually by invitation only with keepers following a coaching pathway devised by our Head of Goalkeeping. In many cases players are prepared for trials with Pro Clubs and also play matches in local leagues.

Prices are available on application

Elite and Advanced Traning

These sessions are devised for players looking for entry in to Professional Clubs, Coaching careers or Higher Education. Set at premium venues with elite level facilities such as 3G pitches, gyms and swimming pools, players receive UEFA level technical and tactical coaching with additional work on strength, conditioning and recovery. Teamwork and game management is integrated to prepare players to excel in matches with Professional Club Academy teams. Performance Analytics are also provided.

Prices are available on application

Player Welfare

Our coaches are here to look after your best interests on-and-off the pitch.

All Players

Are presented with the exclusive adidas Pro Direct Academy training pack on starting their membership. Representative teams should wear the supplied adidas match day kit.

Parents & Players

Should make our coaches aware of any medical conditions, before joining Pro Direct Academy, or starting any of our Programmes and training sessions.

Protection

Shinpads, cleats, jerseys, fitted shorts and socks all work together to ensure every player can enjoy the game without the risk of injury. Shinpads are compulsory.

Coaches

All of our UEFA & FA Licensed Coaches have valid First Aid training certificates and are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and certified.

Footwear

Players training at the SoccerDome in Blackburn should wear 3G/Astro Turf trainers. Players at all other venues should wear boots with studs.

Welfare

Any issues regarding the welfare of players, please report to your Pro Direct Academy Welfare Officer or ask your Coach.

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Meet the Team

Our staff are on the ball to answer any questions you may have.

Ian Radcliffe

PDA Lancashire Director

ian.radcliffe@prodirectacademy.com

Ed O'Neill

Head Coach

ed.oneill@prodirectacademy.com

Mollie Kmita

Player/School Liason Officer

mollie.kmita@prodirectacademy.com

Rosie Kmita

Head of Girls

rosie.kmita@prodirectacademy.com

Steve Arnold

Lead Goalkeeper Academy Coach

steve.arnold@prodirectacademy.com

Darren Pearce

Academy Operations Manager

darren.pearce@prodirectacademy.com

Oktay Hussein

Welfare Manager

oktay.hussein@prodirectacademy.com

Hannah Hughes

Academy Content Lead

hannah.hughes@prodirectacademy.com

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