THE 1ST TEAM

STORY

1st Team Soccer is part of the 1st Team Football Group (1TFG), a global football development and training services provider for youth players, aged 5 – 17.

1TFG hails from the UK and has almost 30 years of experience at the highest level of professional football, at clubs such as Manchester United, Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers and Burnley.

1TFG has a unique development methodology, blending the cultural and football characteristics of each country in which 1TFG operates, with a professional development system underpinned by the science of childhood learning.

The individual, meaning EVERY child, as a person and a player, is at the heart and soul of everything we do.

THE 1ST TEAM

PROMISE

1st Team Soccer promises to create unforgettable life experiences that will:

Each young person who engages with the 1TFG development program is treated as an individual at all times. While 1st Team Soccer cannot predict what the player’s future will hold, 1st Team proudly plays a key role in helping shape that future.

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EXPERIENCE

1st Team Soccer provides ample opportunities for young players to play, explore and experiment with the learning experiences they encounter. 1st Team avoids prescriptive coaching methods or directly providing solutions, in favor of creating conditions that spark curiosity, stimulate learning and self-discovery. 1st Team allows each individual player to demonstrate (and feel), their own moments of individual brilliance.

This does not devalue the importance of the coach; rather as coaches we need to reposition from a leading role to a supporting role. Children often play and think without boundaries, where possibilities are endless.

In 1st Team’s quest to develop young people for the future, one of the key roles must remain to open the minds of young people by creating an environment where there are no limits to their ambition.

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LEARNING MODEL

Excellent learning habits, mechanisms and strategies for coping and an adaptive skill base are three key attributes for young people growing up in the world today.

 

1TFG’s unique development methodology develops and refines each of those three key attributes, through each of the learning stages, thereby better equipping young players for success on and off the pitch.

 

At each learning stage, 1TFG facilitates age-specific learning experiences that are rich in variety and challenge whilst supporting every player to be the very best they can be. Equally important is 1TFG’s ability to keep innovating so positive experiences are built upon, incredible memories become plentiful and the learning experience is always kept fresh.

BRANDON WILSON

Burnley FC
Perth Glory

BRANDON WILSON

Burnley FC
Perth Glory

Lee helped me a lot when I was at Burnley FC both on and off the pitch.

His insight into the game at the highest level was hugely helpful but it was his support off the pitch that really made the difference when I needed it most.

Brandon Wilson