Opportunities for Players
AM Soccer Club is proud of the complete pathway that is in place for children as young as three years old, through to adult teams and beyond to walking football for retired groups. A consistent approach and professional coaching at each age group ensures progress and long term player development. Players can expect detailed and organised training that encourages fun and team work.
Fife Elite Football Academy
For players who wish to fulfil their potential and strive towards the professional game, there is an active pathway in place that allows talented players the opportunity to be involved with FEFA. AM Soccer Club are a pro-active club and we like to identify individuals for these opportunities when it is recognised that a player is excelling in his squad. Regular training sessions with FEFA coaches and a working relationship with coaches at the Academy ensure that opportunities are regular. AM Soccer Club is also very well equipped to be a part of the Academy exit strategy for players leaving FEFA.
Under 20 Development Pathway
AM Soccer Club are supporting an increased number of players directly into u20 Development League football with our Fife partners. Whilst many players are recruited into Fife Elite Football Academy at an earlier age, we are also coaching players that develop at a later stage in their lives. If a player shows an interest in pursuing this option and they work hard to improve, we will be as pro-active as possible in supporting this opportunity. We have had five young players in the last two seasons that have enjoyed a spell in our men's team before moving on to sign professionally.
A football scholarship in the USA is reliant on a blend of good performance on the pitch and academically. This is very achievable with the support of AM Soccer Club, who have built up a network of contacts in colleges at various levels of the game. Support will be given to any player, playing for AMsoccer and who wishes to explore this possibility. First class sporting infrastructure and the opportunity to travel, study and play the game at a good level is a fantastic option.
Under 14 USA Trip
AM Soccer Club travels to Houston, Texas every Easter for a training camp with the under 14 squad. The purpose of the trip is to develop the Individuals as young people but also to develop the team in the following ways :
- Tactical Organisation through intensive schedule
- Technical Development
- Improved Team spirit
- Developing awareness of dietary requirements & hydration
- Understanding Preparation & Recovery.
The players also have a great time socially, visiting NBA games, NASA Space centre, MLS matches and absorbing the American culture as part of the home stay programme.
Zoom Reports & Analysis
Every AM Soccer Club youth player receives a detailed feedback report via the Zoom Reports programme. The report enables the coach and player to exchange feedback on performance and highlight areas for particular praise and continued development. Club coaches will use footage from AM Soccer Club matches involving the player to attach videos that support the feedback. Video footage from Club games is also used to support the players with other interests, such as Scholarship applications.
The opportunity to offer experience in coaching and support interested individuals is very important to the continued success of AM Soccer Club. Taking on some basic responsibilities to support a lead coach is a good way to develop an understanding of import life lessons such as risk management, communication, organising a group of people, timekeeping and delivery of fun activities. This type of responsibility also breeds confidence and prospective colleges, universities and employers will look favourably upon volunteers who have shown pro-activity. The AM Soccer Club pathway also ensures that a career in football is very possible for anyone who wants to succeed in football as a career.
Pro Youth Experience
This two week programme is designed to offer 36 talented players from around the world the opportunity to live like a professional football player for two weeks. AM Soccer Club selects players from our youth teams based on performance and foreign players will stay with their families for two weeks whilst the programme runs. The intensive schedule includes :
- Training sessions, based on a chosen style of play and formation.
- Analysis of chosen theme to support learning.
- Classroom delivery
- Recovery sessions
- Dietary & Hydration advice
- Professional opponents
- UEFA Licenced coaches
- Detailed feedback portfolio showcasing each players performance.