Football Development Schools Development Centre

The aim of the FDS-West Bromwich Albion Development Centre programme is to develop talented young players towards the professional game.  All players at the Development Centre are by invitation only.  Players at the Development Centre can STILL play for their local team.  The development centre is in addition to this to improve their individual skills.  To do this our philosophy is based on ‘Master the Ball, Master the Game’.   The specialist coaching sessions are based around professional standards off the pitch and developing technically with the ball on the pitch.  We find this is the best way to improve players in development centre and provide a solid foundation for the long term.  The ‘Master the ball, master the game’ programme focuses on the following:

  • Skills
  • Speed Agility Quickness (SAQ)
  • Speed
  • Left Foot
  • Right Foot
  • Homework
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination
  • Dynamics
  • Small sided games (2v2 – 5v5)
  • Player responsibility
  • Professionalism

There are fixtures once a term at the West Bromwich Albion Dome and fixtures for selected players against Professional Organisations.