Luton Town FCAnd Cedars Upper SchoolU18 Elite Football Development Programme
Luton Town F.C. / Cedars Under 18 LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Elite Development Programme Staff Stuart Smith U18 Shadow Squad Head Coach UEFA ‘A’ Licence Joe Deeney U18 Shadow Squad Coach UEFA ‘B’ Licence
LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Why Are You Here Tonight? To discuss and complete as far as possible all paperwork we as a school and a football club must have completed so that we can offer your son the safest environment to work in possible To run through kit and gym packages and payment options. Updates of information on Bus and Train Passes where applicable To provide a little background information on the programme: our philosophy, football timetable, fixture programme, fitness / personal testing, job squads and fines system. Tours Joe will provide a nutritional and food supplement presentation. He will for many of the lads suggest supplements such as Protein Shakes and Creatine. This presentation is to give you any information you may require and total peace of mind that what is being suggested is 100% beneficial and involves no risks for the players taking the supplements.
INDUCTION PACK. We are going to ask you as parents and players to complete as much of this paperwork as is possible before you leave tonight. From experience posting this to the players tend to mean it takes an eternity to get back to me. Signing on forms which to the players are the most important document to me are the least important. Without the rest we cannot even walk on to a Football Pitch. TONIGHT I AM GOING TO ASK YOU TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING: 1. League Registration Forms 2. Bus and Train conditions of Use Letters 3. Kit Order Forms 4. Gym Enrolment Forms 5. Social Networking Policy 6. Player and Parent Codes of Conduct 7. Player and Parent Guideline Forms 8. Medical Screening Forms LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
KIT PACKAGE. All players must have a full kit package ready to wear for the start of Pre Season Training on 29/07/2013 or they will not be allowed to train If you already have the kit, there is a top up option to enable you to simply replace worn out kit. There is also now an added option where you can buy a Bench Coat – This is not compulsory but we would recommend you do. For players with no kit there are two kit packages: Full Kit Pack With the Coat £200 Full Kit Pack Without the Coat £175 There are 2 methods of payment as outlined in the Induction Pack, however you may I must receive all cheques before I will hand over the kit There are Medium and Large Kit Packages in the Room for you to try on for size if you need to do so. I strongly advice not to but the small even if the medium comes up a bit large. Deadline for kit orders is the 5th July 2013 LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
GYM PACKAGE. • All players must have a Gym Membership. If they do not they will spend the Thursday Gym Sessions in Supervised Study Session within the School. • The Gym Membership we have negotiated with Tiddenfoot, which is adjoined to the school we believe to be incredibly good value. • The cost is less than £13 per month for a full 12 month membership . All of the facilities can be used at any time – Classes are additional cost • There are 2 methods of payment for the gym as outlined in your induction pack. • Players will work under the supervision of Joe for our curriculum Gym Sessions. • Joe will give you a brief outline of what his gym targets will be for the season. • Deadline for Gym Application is the 5th July 2013. LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT • BUS AND TRAIN TICKETS. • All bus and train tickets have been ordered and requests have been agreed by the suppliers. So all players will get the tickets promised / requested. • All tickets will be supplied if everything goes to plan before the end of June and if the supply target is met will be effective from 01/07/2013. • All recipients of bus and train will be asked to sign a conditions of use letter. Until I have this in my hand no passes will be issued. • The value of the train and bus sponsorship is comfortably in excess of £250,000 and benefits in the region of 100 footballers. We will incredibly tough on any player that misuses the pass as any misuse will threaten the entire Sponsorship Package. • TO RECEIVE YOUR BUS OR TRAIN PASS I MUST HAVE YOUR SIGNED AGREEMENT IN MY HANDS NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 28TH JUNE 2013
MEDICAL SCREENING FORM. THIS IS THE MOST VITAL PIECE OF PAPER WE ARE GOING TO ASK YOU TO COMPLETE. IT IS A STANDARD FORM USED WITHIN THE CLUB AND CONSEQUENTLY I AM NOT PERMITTED TO CHANGE IT BY OUR MEDICAL STAFF. IT IS AN EXCELLENT FORM AND VERY THOROUGH, HOWEVER IN MY OPINION IT HAS ONE DEFICIENCY WHICH WE NEED TO EMPHASISE. THE MEDICAL STAFF HAVE ASKED THAT ALLERGIES GO INTO THE AREA AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 2, WHERE IT IS TITLED ‘DOES YOUR SON HAVE ANY OTHER FORM OF MEDICAL PROBLEM(S) NOT PREVIOUSLY STATED’ PLEASE RIGHT THE ALLERGY IN THE AREA MARKED OTHER. IF YOU NEED TO WRITE ORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION THAN THE DETAILS COLUM ALLOWS. PLEASE WRITE ACROSS THE BOTTOM. OR IF YOU PREFERYOU CAN EMAIL ME FULL DETAILS ON A SEPERATE SHEET ATTACHED TO THE MAIL WHICH I CAN KEEP ON FILE LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
ALL OTHER PAPERWORK IS STANDARD CODES OF CONDUCT, REGISTRATIONS ETC WHICH JUST NEEDS READING AND SIGNING BY THE APPROPIATE PEOPLE. APOLOGIES THERE IS SO MUCH BUT WE HAVE TO MEET PRO CLUB AND SCHOOL CRITERIA LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
PHILOSOPHY OF THE LUTON TOWN / CEDARS FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME. LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT • Luton Town F.C. is a caring club that is highly regarded for its development of young players. • The Clubs Holistic Approach to the Education of Young Players Will Be Replicated Here At Cedars. • We will provide the best possible opportunities for young players to achieve excellence in the Classroom and on the Pitch. Enabling them to fulfil their all round potential in both Spheres. • There will be an enjoyable learning environment allowing our players to develop individual soccer skills and techniques to the maximum. • We will help parent develop their sons social and communication skills. • Our Programme will give individuals an opportunity to express themselves whilst being made to feel part of the team. • WE WILL ENCOURAGE • DISCIPLINE • GOOD DECISION MAKING • INDEPENDENCE • PROFESSIONALISM
LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TRAINING TIMETABLE - 2 WEEK ROTATION
LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FIXTURE PROGRAMME • FOOTBALL CONFERENCE YOUTH ALLIANCE U19 – 22 GAMES. • FCYA LEAGUE CUP U19 – 6 GAMES. • SOUTHERN COUNTIES FLOODLIT LEAGUE U18 – 10 GAMES • SCFYL BRIAN HITCHINS CUP U18 – 6 GAMES • SCFYL COLWYN CUP U 18 – 6 GAMES • SCFYL MERTON CUP U18 – 6 GAMES • SOUTH BEDS SCHOOLS DISTRICT CUP U19 – 6 GAMES • BEDS SCHOOLS COUNTY CUP U18 – 8 GAMES • ESFA NATIONAL SCHOOL CUP U18 – 10 GAMES • IF WE WIN EVERYTHING THERE IS 80 GAMES THIS SEASON • THE BARE MINIMUM WILL BE 50 • ITS A HEAVY WORK LOAD BUT WITH 36 PLAYERS IT IS MORE THAN MANAGEABLE.
LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FITNESS / PERSONAL TESTINGALL OF THESE WILL BE TESTED ON A MINIMUM OF A QUARTERLEY BASIS • HEIGHT AND WEIGHTS • BODY FAT TESTING • OSMALALITY TESTING TO DETERMINE RATES OF HYDRATION • YO – YO TESTING • REPEATED SPRINT ENDURANCE
JOBS AND JOB SQUADS LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACHIEVEMENT POINTS SYSTEM
LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TOURS • WE PLAN TO RUN 2 TOURS THIS SEASON TAKING AWAY AROUND 16 PLAYERS EACH TIMETHE SPLIT FOR TOURS WILL PROBABLY BE BASED AROUND AGE. • DATES NOT YET DECIDED, WE WILL PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION AS SOON AS FIXTURE LISTS ARE CONFIRMED. BUT THEY WILL OF COURSE BE IN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. • WE WILL PROVIDE ESTIMATES OF COSTINGS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE AND PAYMENT PLANS WILL BE AVAILABLE. • IT WILL NOT OF COURSE BE COMPULSORY FOR YOUR SON TO TOUR BUT WE DO FEEL THAT YOURS ABROAD ARE BENEFICIAL IN BOTH FOOTBALL AND HOLISTIC TERMS
LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT JOE DEENEYNUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS
Luton Town 1st Team Partnership Club First team and reserves Luton Town F.C. Scholarship Exit Routes USA Scholarship University Other Non-League Playing Opportunities Pathway into Football Coaching Other pathways into the Football World such as Physiotherapy and Fitness Training.
YOUR COMMITMENT AS A STUDENT • You must achieve a 95% attendance rate at school for the full 2 years of the course. • You must also be present at a minimum of 95% of all football activities whether they be in or out of curriculum time. • After School games and sessions are compulsory and part of the course; part time work and club football commitments need to be managed around the course. • You must purchase the full training / match day kit which will cost £200. • You must purchase the Gym Membership which is £153.20 • It is your responsibility to get yourself to and from the School. In some cases we may be able to help in terms of Train and Bus Passes and arranging Housing Benefit so that you can go into digs. However this shouldn’t be relied on and even with these contributions there will be a travel cost. You should discuss this individually with Stuart if you are accepted onto the Elite Programme. • You must conduct yourself Professionally in all aspects of the course at all times. Dress, conduct, manners, language you know the rest. • To agree to a sign the Programmes Code of Conduct and Social Networking Policy. • Poor Academic Standards will not be tolerated; POOR ACADEMIC PROGRESS = NO FOOTBALL MY FIRST RESPONSIBILITY IS TO YOUR PARENTS AND TO ENSURE THAT YOU LEAVE HERE WITH 3 GOOD A LEVEL PASSES
LUTON TOWN FC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Contact Details. Stuart Smith – 07967 621969 Stuartsmith.firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Deeney – 07712 518143 Joe.email@example.com