Get the ‘ins and outs’ of the sport you love! This fast-paced week of training, performance and feedback is ideal for anyone with a passion for football wanting to take their game to the next level. During the week we encourage you to share your own ideas on who in your eyes is a great player, and what makes a great player, and then communicating to your peers and the Leaders what that inspiration from someone who inspires you enables you to complete and then how you might manage to compete. An experienced coach will then help you to recognise and develop the qualities required for success both on and off the pitch.
On the first day all participants take a quick assessment of their skills, allowing tailored advice from our coach for the rest of the week. The residential covers key aspects including handling skills, tactics, nutrition and stretching. To give you an understanding of how football clubs operate from a broader perspective, we then delve behind the scenes and look into how the club manager, coaches and physiotherapist cover the motivation, training and mental aspects of the game. These workshops aim to give an appreciation of many subtle points, such as how to correctly fuel a team for performance and recovery or keeping positive during difficult times through coping strategies.
Alongside these practical skills, we launch a series of discussions exploring views of current and controversial topics, such as football hooliganism, equality in sport and the role of higher organisations (FIFA). These powerful debates help shape your opinions and bring a better context to your football knowledge. Seeing how football fits into the wider world helps apply your game skills to real life situations.
Depending on the timing of suitable fixtures, there may be the possibility to view and analyse pre-season friendlies between local clubs, allowing you to put your new knowledge to the test and evaluate the performance of a real team, just like a professional coach is expected to do. There are also plenty of chances to play yourself, building up to competitive games to finish the week. We work with local coaches to match the GOLD group against local teams on grass or astra-turf pitches. Your ability is not important, but rather the effort and passion you can bring to the side – we value your competitiveness and personal victory over challenges and will ensure everyone gets equal game time.
So, if you love football and want to deepen your sporting appreciation then sign up now!
Participants are required to bring their own clothing as suits them to play in, including football kit, suitable bad weather gear, footwear for astra/synthetic pitches, trackies/ shorts, drinks bottles etc. If you have any special kit for your personal needs (such as hydration fluids or medical kit) then please do bring these along too!
Each of our residentials feature a friendly arrivals, introductions and team-building session to help you settle in and get to know the group. At the end of the week, one-to-one evaluations, reflections and summary session allow you to see everything you’ve gained and plan your next adventures.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the DofE Gold Award, our residentials can also qualify you for a John Muir Award by giving you the chance to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. With many wild places to discover in our immediate vicinity, this award involves spending some time exploring a natural area, contributing to its conservation and sharing your experience through a medium of your choice. This will require some light group work ongoing throughout the week, involving conservation such as community maintenance, a litter-pick or some other action which gives back to the local area. Don’t be disappointed book as soon as possible to ensure you achieve your aim and meet your additional outcomes.
Whatever you’ve experienced up and until now or whoever you have worked with before, with us, here at BOLD Adventures you will realise that we truly have your best interests and success at our heart. We will sensibly stretch your comfort zones and raise your knowledge and abilities to meet with our interpretation of the Award.
We contextualise the Guiding Principles linking them to where they fit in your future career, personal relationships and life itself. Our good habits and structure will bolster your understanding and performance leaving you fulfilled with your achievement and hopefully empowered for the rest of your life.
The course costs £350.00 and includes all food, accommodation, transport when on the course, equipment, insurances, football coach, pitch fees, Leader support, residential activity & development booklet, assessor and report.
If this sound like something you would want to be a part of and want to speak to someone call our Team on your choice of number:
Sheffield 0114 268 6669.
London 0203 169 8010.
Edinburgh 0131 540 8010.
If you are wanting to book, our team can even process that booking securely for you over the phone to take out all the hassle and worry.