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The Burton Albion Academy Syllabus aims to develop you as a player, an athlete and an individual. Your coaches work on specific aspects of your development from month to month, focussing on the technical and tactical components of your game.
- Receiving skills
- Dealing with the ball under pressure
- Passing techniques
- Retaining possession
- Understanding the 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 systems, both offensively and defensively.
Development of attacking components
- Transition from defence to attack
- Movement/interchange of position
- Creating overloads in the midfield and attacking thirds
- Effective use of possession
- End product
Development of defending components
- Transition from attack to defence
- Delaying/denying forward play
- When, where and how to press the ball effectively in units and as a team
- 1v1 defending
The season as a whole is broken down into monthly cycles, with each cycle focussing on a different aspect of your development and game understanding, gradually building throughout the season to introduce, enhance and reinforce our learning objectives.
Develop players who can impact on the game to the team’s advantage in addition to developing players who can identify when and where to create overloads in defensive and offensive phases of play.
Develop players that understand our principles of play and the efficient use of movement and overload. Ensure players are fully aware of their role in the team and have the knowledge and ability to be effective.
Develop players that have the technical skills to deal with the ball in tight areas and to play one and two touch football; receiving skills and passing skills are vital. All players are to be proficient in the skills they need to play a range of positions.
Allow players the best possible chance to reach their physical capabilities.
To develop young respectable men who love the game and represent the club in the correct manner. Players must be self motivated and serve the other members of the team with the gifts they have, to the best of their abilities. To develop 'can do' people.
Please click below to download the Burton Albion Academy individual player tasks:
Player Analysis Task
Player Self Evaluation Task