The Strachan Football Foundation Apprenticeship offers 16-18 year olds a full time educational programme which will offer continued football development and coaching experience 5 days per week.
Each apprentice will identify an ambition and the SFF will assist in helping the apprentice reach their goal. It could be a scholarship in America, a coaching contract in the states, a full time job coaching in the UK. Whatever the apprentice ambition in life, the SFF will help find the pathway required to meet their goals.
The Playing Experience
SFF Apprentices will play in the Wednesday British College Sport elite league being coached by Gordon, Gavin Strachan and Dan Elliott.
There will be coaching appearances from other guest coaches throughout the season and visits to professional football clubs to highlight how the top players work on their game.
The environment created by the SFF will give you the best opportunity to improve as a footballer and build a career in the football industry. Our links with Rugby Town may give you the opportunity of semi-professional first-team football.
Each Apprentice will conduct 16 hours work per week. Apprentices will be placed in a coaching placement with Strachan Soccer Schools with
• Strachan Soccer Schools Centres and holiday courses.
• Keepers will have the opportunity to work with Andy Marshall and Sells Goalkeeping Academy
The SFF apprenticeship will prepare you to become a qualified, experienced coach. You will have the opportunity to complete a variety of sport / football coaching qualifications.
• 1st4sport QCF (NVQ) Activity Leadership Level 2
• 1st4sport FA Leadership through Football Level 2
• 1st4sport FA Coaching Level 1
• 1st4sport Employment Rights and Responsibilities Level 2
• Emergency First Aid Certificate
• Functional Skills Maths and English
A 2nd year level 3 Sports Coaching Apprenticeship will be introduced September 2012
Possible outcomes from attending the Strachan Football Foundation Apprenticeship programme would be :
• Introduction to semi-professional football
• Playing scholarship opportunities in the USA
• Coaching Contract in the USA (19+)
• Coaching for a UK sports coaching company
• A 2nd year SFF Advanced Apprenticeship (level 3) 16 and 17 year olds.
SFF staff will conduct regular interview technique sessions and will help find employment after completion of the apprenticeship.