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SHEFFIELD ACADEMY

Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park S9 1UA

Education Pathway:

Training Provider: UK Sports Academy Education

The 1 or 2 year full-time Football Education Programmes run by  deliver a sports coaching pathway in:

  • NCFE Extended Level 3 in Sport (2 year course), entry Requirements 4 GCSE A – C’s
  • NCFE Level 2 in Sport (1 year course with a view to progress to level 3), entry Requirements 1-2 GCSE A-C’s
  • Fitness Instructor Level 2 & 3 (1 year course), entry Requirements – Completion of level 2 or 3
  • Sport Management or Sports Coaching Degree (3 year course), entry Requirements – Level 3 Completion

What to expect:

  • Access to University, Apprenticeships, play professional and semi-professional football, Football coaching, Sport, Leisure and Fitness jobs.
  • Play against and trial with professional and semi-pro clubs to develop a football career.
  • Enjoy exit routes to the USA via our contacts with universities and experience with scholarship applications.

Events at PDA Sheffield:
Year 11 Trials for Season 21/22
Monday 26th October 2020
12pm-2:30pm
Bawtry Rd, Tinsley, Sheffield S9 1UA

Head of PDA Sheffield: Nathan Valentine
Contact PDA Sheffield

Staff:

Nathan Valentine - Lead Coach & Tutor at Pro:Direct Academy Manchester

Nathan graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2016 after completing a degree in BA Hons Education Studies with Physical Education. Following this, he completed an SCITT Program through Educate Teacher Training in Secondary Physical Education, working in a range of schools across the economic spectrum and gained 'Qualified Teacher Status' as an 'Outstanding' teacher in July 2017.  

In addition to his academic pursuits, he has gained over 300 first team appearances since 2014 playing for semi professional clubs such as Harrogate Town FC, AFC Liverpool, Radcliffe Borough FC, Frickley Athletic FC, Scarborough Athletic FC and most recently Stalybridge Celtic FC in the Bet Victor Northern Premier League. His most notable achievement was securing promotion to the Northern Premier League with Scarborough Athletic FC in 2017/18 season. He is also proud to have been placed in the Scarborough Athletic Team of the Decade.

PLAYER REWARDS

12-14 Hours of Coaching with UEFA A Licensed Expert Coaches.

Professional game experienced coach-devised programmes to advance players both on and off the pitch towards earning a Pro Contract.

Compete weekly against Professional Clubs in competitive and trial games.

Train everyday at leading football facilities across the UK.

Represent Pro Direct Academy in exclusive Nike kit.

Study alongside your football and gain your qualifications

WHAT TO EXPECT

12-14 Hours of Coaching with UEFA A Licensed Expert Coaches.

Professional game experienced coach-devised programmes to advance players both on and off the pitch towards earning a Pro Contract.

Compete weekly against Professional Clubs in competitive and trial games.

Players should make our coaches aware of any medical conditions before joining Pro:Direct Academy or starting any of our programmes or sessions.

Any issues regarding the welfare of players is taken seriously and our UEFA & FA Licensed Coaches can forward parents and players to the Welfare Officer.

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