ELITE Development Squad

Academy graduates and players aged 18-23 will be immersed in a full-time U23 training and games programme, where they can continue their development towards the club pathway whilst studying with ASE.  

The Academy Development Squad will add an extra dimension to its more senior players, with the aim of replicating a professional footballing environment, whilst still accessing a high quality education programme with our partners 

The link we have created with the development squads will provide scholars with a pathway, aswell as for those who may have been released from other academies, or who simply just haven’t been identified yet and some who may have slipped through the net.

The players selected for the Academy Development Squad will be closely monitored by the Academy. 

As part of the professional football studies course, the players will be part of the club U23s squad, who play in both the competitive League and play regular fixtures against respective EFL and PL teams whilst having oversight from respective clubs. 

Players will have the opportunity to train everyday and play competitive football supported by UEFA qualified coaches.

Whilst also studying an innovative Bsc Applied Football Studies Degree delviered all online. 

The development squad has 3 main aims:

1. To gain a full time professional contract with the relevant senior first team squad.

2. To gain an underpinning knowledge of the football industry to pursue a career in a sports related field or to progress to Higher Education.

3. Possible  employment with ASE

Designed specifically for professional football players and others working in the football industry, this three-year programme combines learning in key areas of the football industry and practical business skills. 

Delivered entirely online using a blended learning approach,  created with the full-time football industry in mind

This is a practical course which builds on your experience as a player or in a player facing role. You will develop strong skills relating to the business of football and facilitate your career progression into a wide range of roles across football and the wider sporting industry

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