In the Development Squad phase the players continue their learning centred around our values, our playing philosophy, the team targets as well as individual players roles and responsibilities.
Throughout this phase there is more emphasis on the tactical side of the game with our focus being on deepening the understanding of the principles of good attacking and defensive play.
The players that have been in the programme through all the phases and had the benefit of working with the previous phase coaches, come into the development squads with a good understanding of what being a representative player is all about, both on and off the pitch.
The Development Squad phase players are provided with weekly coaching sessions at Springfield Stadium from September to mid April delivered through a structured work programme which is supplemented by a games programme which leads to the inter-insular games versus Guernsey FA at u18 and u21.
The pathway for players within this phase coincides with the transition into senior men's football with their clubs and possible selection for the Jersey FA Senior Men's team. Other opportunities may include scholarships within professional football club academies and scholarships in Universities in the USA.