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Oxford United Football & Education Academy
Transcript of Oxford United Football & Education Academy
Football Richard Blackmore:
Head of Academy Site
& football Des Buckingham:
Head of Academy
Coaching Ben Thomas
Natasha Caswel Physiotherapy:Amy Cranston Who's Who?
Education Ben Thomas (Head of Education)
Luke Allen (BTEC Lead Tutor)
Luke Taylor (BTEC Tutor) Des Buckingham (NVQ Instructor)
Ellen Hopkins (Teaching Assistant)
Gina Ianniello (Academy Admin) The Academic Programme BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) – Level 3 qualification
2 Years - 19 Units = 3 A-Levels The BTEC Nationals in Sport & Exercise Sciences are designed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for progression into employment or further educational opportunities. Vocational Qualifications Opportunities are offered to gain qualifications in coaching, leadership and other vocational awards as part of the 1, 2 or 3 year duration of the courses!
FA Level 1 coaching badge
FA Level 2 coaching badge
FA Level 2 Treatment and management of injuries award
CSLA (Community sports leaders award)
HSLA (Higher sports leaders award)
Assessed by qualified football coaches. Course Aims To use professional sport to engage learners in education
To give pathways to further study
University and similar higher education courses
To give pathways to employment:
Sports Industry – Leisure centers /gyms, coaches, sports clubs, sports therapy, sports scholarships. etc. The Advanced Programme (Boys) – U17 The Basics A full time football programme for male’s aged 16-17.
The nearest possible to being a youth-team player for OUFC.
There's a maximum of 18 places available.
Course is constantly being assessed & re-designed to suit the needs of the player. The education element may change for the coming year to suit the youth development requirements. Currently includes NVQ (Teaching, Coaching & Instructing), Active IQ Diploma in Gym instruction and functional skills (Literacy & Numeracy).
Weighted as more football orientated when compared with the 2 year BTEC course.
Players will have the opportunity to progress through their:
- Level 1 FA Coaching Awards (Slight additional cost)
- First aid certificate (Part of FA Level 1 Coaching Award)
Players will have the opportunity to re-take English and Maths GCSE or undergo functional skills equivalent.
Option to move onto the full Extended Diploma (3 A-LEVELS worth) after the duration of the first year. Student Timetable Teaching & learning Departure from traditional classroom teaching
Uses bespoke Virtual Learning Environment
Allows a pupil centred approach to learning Personalised learning
Work at own pace
Teacher as facilitator Football & Education: 1hr 30mins (3 x a week)
U17’s : Approx 6-8 hours with Chris Allen and The Youth Team each week.
Training sessions are based around a training syllabus that changes every two weeks. For example
- Week 1 & 2: Defending
- Week 3 & 4: Switching Play
Phases of play
Preparation for match days
SAQ Training (Speed, Agility and quickness)
Practical session Types of training: Areas that are worked on: Training Youth Conference Premier fixtures (U’17Advanced Squad)
(Please note for a lot of the following you will be playing actual club youth teams). - Bromley Blues - Dartford
- Ebbsfleet FC - Havant & Waterloo
- AFC Wimbledon - Weston Super Mare
- Crawley Town - Dover Athletic Match Day Boys Academy (FLPL/ECFA) fixtures: - Chelsea Development - Wycombe Wanderers
- Exeter City - Birmingham City
- Plymouth Argyle - Fulham
- Watford - Tottenham Girls Elite Fixtures: - Hartpury College - Merrist Wood College
- Bucks Academy Player Development
There are plenty of opportunities for the girls to progress through to the reserves & 1st team. At the moment over half of the current squad are involved with the ladies teams at the weekend on a regular basis.
Although we encourage players to play for the Ladies sides we do not take them away from their local clubs if they wish to continue playing. Matches are played on Wednesday afternoons so they will also be able to play at the weekend if they choose. Josh Hill - Centre of Excellence
- Not offered Scholarship at Under 16
- U’17Academy programme 2011-12
- Youth team Scholarship
- What next? Discipline
- Misuse of social media networks for example, inappropriate comments on the following – Facebook, Twitter, Bebo.
- The club will not tolerate bullying of any kind – Verbal, physical, emotional.
- Students must remember that they are representing Oxford United Football Club at all times and should act accordingly.
- Follow The FA RESPECT campaign when attending the Academy (training, match days, classroom activities). Oxford United Football &
Education Academy Variety of Tasks Tasks are specific to Oxford United Football Club and professional sport making the course content both interesting and relevant to the learner’s environment. Interactivity
Drag and drop
Question & Answer
Fill in the gaps Including: Content written by fully qualified teacher and designed in line with official Edexcel grading criteria. Monitor Progress Education Football Student Achievement
A large percentage of our students have applied and been accepted into University over the last 3-4 years.
Students have gone onto study a number of different sports related courses at University including; Physiotherapy, Sports Management & Business, Sports Coaching, Sport Science and Sports Teaching.
Students have moved onto to full-time employment within the Sports industry.
Ellen Hopkins (Oxford United Academy student 09/11) currently working for Oxford United as Assistant girls coach and as a Teaching assistant for Innovative Solutions for Education at the Oxford site as part of the OUFC Academy set-up. Higher Education/University Employment within the sports industry Les Taylor Academy Manager Chris Allen Youth Team Coach/Manager Des Buckingham U'17s Programme Manager/Coach Any questions? Mickey Lewis Men's First Team Coach FLPL/ECFA/British Colleges
Managers: FLPL/ECFA/British Colleges
Coaches: Kieran Hayes