ELITE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Age 6 - 16 years
The JP Pro Football Elite Player Development Programme, or EPD for short, has been designed for players that our team of coaches believe are showing an advanced level of ability, technique and skill, together with an excellent attitude towards learning and improving.
The sessions are delivered using the FA 4 corner model, which is designed to help long term youth player development.
THE FA 4 CORNER MODEL
SKILL ON THE BALL:
Dribbling & Turning
Ball control and technique
1 OF 4
TRAIN THE PRO WAY
Jordan and his team of extremely experienced coaches have created a detailed playing philosophy that encourages players to play with creativity and expression, with our view of developing the JP Pro Player:
Creative and exciting
Clever and quick thinking
Desire to work hard
Passion for the game
JP Pro FC is a registered football club with the Herts FA and we have formed fantastic relationships with other private academies, professional clubs and elite grassroots teams to provide players with excellent opportunities, experiences and memories.
To be selected for the Elite Player Development Programme (EPD):
attend one of our holiday football camps
book a place on our Saturday Soccer School
get scouted playing for your grassroots team
or get in contact to organise a trial
...so that we can assess your current level of ability and attitude towards learning.
If you are interested in finding out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
ELITE PLAYER NEWS
Find out all the latest news and successes of our Elite Players
U12 Match Report v Advanced Football Academy
Saturday 31st October
After the excitement of the Europaths Tournament the previous week, the JP Pro U12 JPL side were on the road for an away game against Advanced Football Academy. As it was Halloween, the boys looked to avoid any potential horror show. With the only 'horrors', being the early start, 150-mile round trip and the threat of heavy rain. Which was the last thing that the boys wanted, having only just dried out from the soaking that they experienced the previous Saturday.
The boys were greeted by a very tight pitch, with small goals and a 'sticky' playing surface. The messages from the coaches to the boys, were to look to secure the ball and shift it quickly. In the first quarter, it took the boys a while in order to put this 'plan' into action. However, once Jay began to break up the play in midfield and slide the ball into Max, the boys finished the quarter with a 2-0 lead. Both goals clinically and coolly taken by Max. This was despite a couple of scares, with the JP defence being challenged by a very quick and direct Advanced Football Academy forward line.
The second quarter followed the same pattern, leading to Alex scoring an excellent far post header from a driven Max Walters cross. Despite their dominance, the JPL boys did not score again to mid-way through the third quarter. With Spencer making a late run into the box, to score a well taken volley from another Max Walters cross.
As the weather took a turn for the worst in the final quarter, with a torrential downpour, no more goals were scored despite the JPPro boys playing most of the football in the opposition half. An excellent and disciplined performance by the boys, with all members of the matchday squad contributing to the 4-0 win.
Who know what will happen over the next few weeks as regards the boys footballing opportunities? Fingers crossed that they will be able to play their next fixture a week on Saturday against Bloomsbury.
Final Score - 4-0
Player of the Match - Riley Porter
Europaths 2020 Tournament
Our Elite squads entered the prestigious Europaths Tournament which featured some of the best private academies, grassroots and professional clubs including Norwich, Luton, Cambridge and Wycombe.
Each age group performed extremely well and all age groups progressed through the tough group stages into the knockout rounds.
Our U8 squad of superstars were the pick of the age groups with their impressive performances and going home with silverware as the Runners Up!
The U10 and U12 squads beat professional clubs in the process to reach the semi finals but both were just edged out at this stage, the U10's took Luton Town FC to the wire and there was a controversial goal line technology moment when Mikolaj's powerful strike hit the underside of the crossbar which would have made the score 3-3 and taken it into penalties but that wasn't to be!
The U11 and U9 age groups bowed out in the quarter finals with the U11's missing out on penalties and the U9 conceding with the last kick of the game.
All in all a very proud weekend for our club as we continue to compete at the highest levels! Well done everyone involved.
U10 & U12/13 v FFC
U6, U7, U8 & U9 v R&A
Our good friends from Ross and Andy's Soccer came over on Monday 26th for our U6 - U9 games. With our younger squads full of energy and enthusiasm and plenty of parental encouragement and appreciation the games were full of the thrills and smiles that is so important for their progress. Our U6's had their first taste of fixtures and they all left with no idea of the score but full of memories and excitement.
The U7 game was an end to end battle with both teams scoring plenty of goals and showing off their new skills and technique. The U8's and U9's had more of a competitive edge with JP Pro U8's shading the 7v7 game with some clinical finishing and solid defending, the U9 game ended in a resounding victory for R&A with plenty of areas of improvement for the JP players to work on. We look forward to the next set of fixtures!
Our U10 and U12/13 squads had extremely exciting games with FFC last week, the U10's treated the spectators to a thrilling 10 goal game which we was full of end to end attack minded football. With Kasper 'Goals' Nielsen scoring a well crafted hat trick!
The U12/13 squad played against an extremely technically strong FFC side who played some lovely flowing football and tested our boys resilience to keep playing our style of football. The game was a good test for our U12 players to have their first taste of 11 aside football. Goal of the evening came from Reuben who skipped past 2-3 players and fired an absolute rocket into the top bins. Archie Hendery finished the game with a powerful free kick that flew past the FFC keeper.
Well done to both squads in some exciting end to end games!