The Foundation Phase consists of the U9-U12 age groups, which have been recruited from within and around the local area as well as players who have progressed from the Pre-Academy. The phase focuses on building a technical platform for players to be equipped with the ability to execute an array of skills and techniques that are required within football, which will be developed tactically in the Youth Development and Professional Development Phases.
The Foundation Phase aims to not only build a technical platform but also begin to develop the personal attributes within the Academy’s mission statement as outlined below to equip players with the attitude to progress to the older age groups.
“With integrity we uphold our values of Humility, Endeavour, Discipline and Respect to enable youth players the transition into our first team.”
Aldershot Town FC Foundation Phase will train at state of the art facilities at Weydon School, Farnham and Surrey Sports Park, Guildford. Matches will be played at either of the training facilities or at the clubs Bourley Road training ground.
The Foundation Phase age groups will compete in the Junior Premier League and they will also have the opportunity to compete against some of the best academy teams from around the country.
For further information please contact Ryan Nevard (Foundation Phase Lead Coach) – firstname.lastname@example.org