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Youth Development Phase u15's u16's

Jersey FA Link Asset Services Centre of Excellence

"Youth Development Phase"

"The Youth Development Phase consists of squads at u15 and u16 age groups with weekly seasons taking place at Springfield Stadium on Monday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

"Within this Phase we recognise that the players have limited experience of playing 11v11 football and therefore we begin to focus more on the tactical side of the game whilst continuing to develop technical skills. We use the principles of good attacking and defending play to provide a work programme for both squads.

"A review is conducted at the end of every session and at the end of the season in preparation for selecting Development Squads at 17 and u18. Where we feel appropriate, identified players at u16 are invited to participate in u17 and u18 sessions during the season to support their development."

Get in touch

Jersey FA Centre of Excellence Director Paul Renton

(9am-5pm Mon-Friday)

Tel: 07797716090


U16 Link Training Shot 2018

  • Steve Proffit
  • Danny Birrell
  • Jonathon le Fondre

  • John Lloyd

  • Paul Renton

"Coaching sessions usually consist of arrival activities, technical practices, skill practices, functional practices and small-sided games. These sessions are supplemented with 11v11 games opportunities against local Club sides, professional football academies, Districts from France, leading to an under 16 Muratti v Guernsey FA.
- John Lloyd Jersey FA Link Asset Service's Centre of Excellence Youth Development Coach
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Jersey FA Link Asset Services Centre of Excellence

Our Objectives


  • To provide a high quality coaching opportunity for boys with identified talent and potential;
  • To develop good habits in young players based around, behaviour, respect, attitude, attendance, timekeeping, personal responsibility, practice and teamwork;
  • To establish a challenging structured programme of work to be followed by all coaching staff;
  • To provide qualified coaches with an opportunity to develop their skills and gain experience as part of a continued professional development programme;
  • To support the transition for young players into other representative squads and if deemed appropriate professional football clubs.