u9 Section Now Full

May 23, 2012 by  
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We are pleased to announce that the u9 section of our Annual Youth Football Tournament in Association with KIT Ireland is now FULL.. Thanks to all teams who entered. All fixtures, rules & knockout format are available to download here.


Special Offer on 1-to-1 Coaching

May 4, 2012 by  
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Want to improve your game? Gain an advantage over everyone else?

Playing for the Future are pleased to offer 50% off on a ten week 1-to-1 football coaching programme. The offer is for players of all ages and ability level. The 1-to-1 coaching programme gives access to a dedicated training programme that works to improve technical skills and football related movements. The programme identifies players strengths and weaknesses and aims to improve on both. The 1-to-1 coaching gives each player a chance to work exclusively with the coach for a one hour period per session gaining valuable feedback and coaching tips on how to improve your game.

All of this for just £100 for ten sessions!!!

Limited spaces are available and if you are interested then please contact Thomas McStravick on the following;

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07821579451

New Technical Skills Academy Looking for Clubs

May 4, 2012 by  
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Playing for the Future have launched a new Technical Skills Academy and are inviting interest from clubs who may be interested in the programme being held at their club.

The Technical Skills Academy will focus on developing creative, skillful players who are comfortable on the ball. The programme has been designed after years of research at top professional clubs all over the world and will use best practise from clubs such as Real Madrid, Everton F.C, Leeds United, Manchester City as well as academies in America, Malta and Spain.

Playing for the Future currently have a Technical Skills Academy in Craigavon, Co.Armagh working with 8-10 year olds and recently took the group to Everton F.C on a visit to the clubs academy to watch u9 & u10 training sessions, u18 game v Manchester United, u16’s v Blackpool and had a tour of the clubs training ground. Academy manager Thomas McStravick said;

“The trip was a great learning experience for both players and parents and really opened a few eyes with regards to what standard is required to reach academy level in a top Premiership club. Technically our players in NI are behind and our Technical Skills Academy teaches skills that will encourage players to be comfortable on the ball using both feet. We believe that by going through our programme players will reach a high standard”

As well as a world class training programme players and coaches involved will be able to travel to professional clubs, have access to coaching clinics and inservice training, develop their club coaching programme, raise the profile of their club and develop players capable of playing at a higher level. Added to that we will bring over some top English academy coaches to coach at the Technical Skills Academy!!

To find out more contact Thomas McStravick on the below information;

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 07821579451

New Coach Education Course Coming Soon

April 19, 2012 by  
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Playing for the Future C.I.C are set to launch a brand new and exciting coach education course. This unique course will be the first of its kind in that it will be relevant to both coaching children and adults from junior to professional level. The course will be delivered by highly trained and experienced professionals. Full details of the course are just about to be finalised and will be out soon.

The course will include revolutionary training and exercise techniques that help prevent injuries and build on strength & conditioning. Another part of the course will be to develop technical excellence in football but can be used as ideas for all sports. The course will also include advice on sports nutrition.

This course is sure to be very popular. To pre-book or for more information please contact Thomas McStravick on 07821579451 or email [email protected]

Academy Trip To Everton F.C

April 19, 2012 by  
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The Playing for the Future C.I.C Academy are preparing for their first ever trip. On Friday 26th April 2012 a group of Academy players and Parents will travel over to take part in training sessions and watch Everton F.C v Fulham in the English Preimer League.

All of the players, parents and coaches at the Academy are very much looking forward to the trip. It is anticipated that similar trips will take place throughout the year.

If you or you child would be interested in a place in the Academy then please contact Academy Director Thomas McStravick on 07821579451 or email [email protected] for more details and arrange for Thomas to watch the player in question in action.

Tesco Sponsor Academy

March 22, 2012 by  
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We would like to thank Andy White from the Craigavon Tesco store who kindly provided water for our Academy that will last for the rest of the season. Thanks Andy from all the kids!!

English Trip Proved Successful

March 22, 2012 by  
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Playing for the Future’s Thomas McStravick recently spent a week in England visiting and coaching in professional clubs on a study visit. Thomas completed a coaching session at Morcambe F.C with their u18’s which was set-up for him to do his final UEFA B Licence assessment. We are pleased to announce that Thomas successfully passed his final assessment which was a Phase of Play working on Defending, Marking and Covering linking units together to create an effective defensive team shape.

Thomas also attended the Leeds United v West Ham fixture, spent a day at Everton F.C (Pictured Above) study visit and reserve team fixture, Blackburn Rovers Academy study visit, Morcambe F.C coaching and the Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland fixture.

Thomas said;

“Special thanks must go to Everton F.C’s Andy Sas who arranged the whole trip and made me feel very welcome. Ian Jones and Dickie Danson of Morcambe F.C must also get a mention for arranging the coaching session at the club.”

FREE Coaching at Scotch Street MUGA

February 29, 2012 by  
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FREE 4 week after school sports programme running in Scotch Street MUGA each Monday from 3pm to 6pm taken by Playing for the Future. 2 sessions taking place, the first session is from 3pm to 4.30pm and will be for young people in p4,5,6 and 7 and the second session is from 4.30pm to 6pm and is for all young people in junior high and secondary high school. This is a cross community programme organised by Scotch Street Youth Club and young people from all schools are welcome to come along, for more information or to book your place, phone or text Gordon Woolsey on 07599806050.

HSS Hire and KIT Ireland Sponsorship Launch

February 24, 2012 by  
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Playing for the Future has been successful in securing sponsorship from HSS Hire and KIT Ireland Teamwear company. The sponsorship marks the recent successes of Playing for the Future.

The group recently held a well received coaching clinic at local clubs with highly experienced English coach Andy Sas who currently works for Everton F.C. The new sponsorship will include the Annual Tournament now being called Playing for the Future Annual Youth Tournament in association with KIT Ireland. The event will continue to grow from strength to strength this year facilitating both u9 and u12 age groups and has already attracted interest from the Republic of Ireland and all over the north.

Playing for the Future now boast as part of their services Annual Tournament, Academy for 8-10 year olds, 1-to-1 specialised coaching programme, Birthday Parties, Coach Education, 5-a-side Competitions & Schools Coaching Programme. The group have also organised a trip for their academy players to Everton F.C and Blackburn F.C. Playing for the Future’s Thomas McStravick said;

“Things are moving from strength to strength and we would like to take this opportunity to thank both HSS Hire and KIT Ireland on providing their support and for believing in what we do. As our slogan says ‘More than just football’ we care about people and want to make a positive impact on young peoples lives.”



HSS Hire Join The Family

February 23, 2012 by  
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