ACC Trials

FA Girls Advanced Coaching Centre

Wiltshire FA is delighted to announce the trial dates for the FA Licensed Advanced Coaching Centre (ACC) here in Wiltshire (subject to Licensing by the Football Association).The ACC is a bespoke programme designed to support the development of Elite Female Players across the South West of England from U12’s to U16’s for the 2018/19 season.

The Wiltshire FA ACC provides a professional environment to allow Elite Female Players to reach their full potential within the game and have the opportunity to progress up the Player Pathway.

As well as additional coaching, players can expect to receive 1:1 support from their coaches, additional opportunities for learning outside of training, player reviews throughout the season, support from FA members of staff around injury prevention and a Nike Kit package.

From the Wiltshire ACC programme, Elite Players could be selected to attend a trial for the FA Regional Development Programme (RDP) which involves weekend residential camps and additional opportunities to attend FA Performance Hubs throughout the season.

The Programme will continue to support the long term development of the players and provide them with the tools to achieve their goals while moving through the FA’s England Talent Pathway.

The ACC will be based at Beversbrook Sports Facility, Calne, SN11 9FL on the 3G Football Pitch and this training will take place on Monday evenings as detailed below. Players must live within a 90 minute/90 mile radius of the training venue.

Player’s ages are based on School Years from September 2018:

U12’s (Year 6 & 7)     6.00pm - 7.30pm

U14’s (Year 8 & 9)     7.30pm - 9.00pm

U16’s (Year 10 & 11) 7.30pm - 9.00pm

The ACC provides extra training and support in addition to coaching players receive at their grassroots club. Every player will continue to play for their club, and receive extra coaching one evening a week from FA qualified coaches. This includes specialist coaching for goalkeepers.

Players will also play in Regional ACC fixtures and festivals against other Advanced Coaching Centres in the South West Region and a fixture programme that will involve playing against mixed teams predominantly during School Holidays and occasional weekends.

We encourage players playing in Girls Teams and Mixed Teams to attend the trials as well as those who play football with their school.

To be eligible for selection for the ACC, girls must be playing in an affiliated grassroots club during the 2018-19 season and be eligible to represent England.

Trial Dates & Information

The trials will be held in two different stages (Phase 1 and Phase 2).  All trials are subject to Wiltshire FA being granted an FA Licence.

The ACC trials will take place at Beversbrook Sports Facility, Calne, SN11 9FL on the 3G pitch. 

Phase 1: (All players welcome to attend that were not part of the 2017/18 ACC squads. Players encouraged to attend both Phase 1 dates where possible)

Sunday 8th July

  • Under 12s: 9.00am – 11.00am
  • Under 14s: 11.30am – 1.30pm
  • Under 16s: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Monday 9th July

  • Under 12s: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
  • Under 14s: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Under 16s: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
  • Players from Phase 1 will be contacted 1-2 days after the end of phase 1 trials, with those impressing getting an invite to return to the Phase 2 trials.
  • At phase 2 trials they will be joined by players who were part of the Centre last season who will all be re-trialling for their place in the 2018-19 squads.

Phase 2: (Players invited from Phase 1 and players from 2017/18 ACC squads

Saturday 14th July

  • Under 12s: 9.00am – 11.00am
  • Under 14s: 11.30am – 1.30pm
  • Under 16s: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

The deadline for registrations is Friday 29th June 2018.

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