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Throughout your programme, you will spend a minimum of 4 hours per week focusing on your sports development, as well as opportunities to play competitively*.

You will complete a Player Performance Profile, which will include fitness testing, evaluation of your playing attributes, a SWOT analysis, and game time and injury reviews.

*Dependent on education centre and programme

YOUR PROGRAMME

The sporting excellence element of your programme focusses on:

COACHING

Regular training from our highly qualified coaches

COMPETITIVE FIXTURES

Opportunities to play in competitive fixtures

FOCUS ON FITNESS

Guidance on individual fitness

EATING RIGHT

Nutritional advice

PLAYER PERFORMANCE

Regular appraisal to monitor development both on and off the pitch

SHOWCASE

Opportunities to be scouted

THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

Creating opportunities for our football programme learners, the Youth Development League brings together ambitious footballing talent from across the country in a competitive, FA sanctioned youth football league. Over 40 of SCL’s education centres currently participate in the Youth Development League.

Matches are played weekly to compliment players’ educational studies by offering a regular opportunity to put their training into practice. As an SCL learner, you may be eligible to play in the Youth Development League*, which will give you regular structured games and a chance to further develop on the pitch.

*Subject to education centre, football programme learners only.

At Charlton, we have a classroom at our training ground which is where the SCL programme is delivered. The boys are fortunate as they get to train close to the first team. We’ve got four 3G pitches and plenty of space to work as a group on different aspects of the game.
Michael Ward, Charlton Athletic Community Trust