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Athlone Town AFC Youth Training Academy

The Athlone Town AFC Training Academy programs are the most comprehensive training sessions in football. They are designed for the passionate young player whose goals are to have the most fun, learn, and play the game at the highest level.
During multiple weeks/months, students benefit from our holistic, progressive, and full-time Academy training exclusively on individual player development. The Athlone Town Training Academy aims to build well-rounded players utilizing a technical, tactical, physical, and psycho-social development training model approach.


The Athlone Town Training Academy programs features: 

  • Technical training to improve players’ creativity and technique 
  • Small group tactical training to improve players’ spatial and game intelligence 
  • Age appropriate speed, strength, and agility training to increase quickness, reaction abilities, and injury prevention
  • Professional coaches to guide players development
  • Very low coach : player ratio to provide focused attention on each player’s development

JUNIOR ACADEMY

CLUB TEAM PROGRAM

Boys and Girls, Ages U6-U10

The Athlone Town Junior Academy Club Team program is a fun, advanced training and competition development program designed specifically for ambitious youth players that aspire to play at the highest level. The program is focused on creating a positive learning environment that encourages creativity, technical excellence and above all having fun. Players will have the option of training 1 or 2 times per week and will compete in local instructional-league games on the weekend over the course of the season.

Highlights:

  • Focus on individual player development (skill, technique, game intelligence, etc.)
  • Professional coaches (Local and International)
  • Athlone Town Senior Professional Players as coaches and mentors
  • Progressive weekly training sessions
  • Participation in regional/ national leagues
  • Participation in national and international tournaments

Team Tryouts

Saturday, January 13th, Sunday, January 14th & Sunday, January 21st: 9am – 10.30am

Athlone Town Stadium, Lissywollen, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 P7D7

REGISTER INTEREST HERE


PRE ACADEMY

CLUB TEAM PROGRAM

Boys and Girls, Ages U11-U14 

The Athlone Town AFC Pre Academy Program is an elite training and competition program designed specifically to develop ambitious youth players, that aspire to play at the highest level. The program mirrors all aspects of the Club’s League of Ireland Senior and Academy teams, coaches, training, methodology, competition, etc. The training program is built on improving players’ speed (technical, tactical, mental and physical speed) and strength (mental and physical). All sessions are designed to make players stronger, faster, more explosive while aggressively focused on improving each player’s skill, technique and tactical understanding.

Highlights

  • Technical training to improve players’ skill, creativity and technique
  • Tactical training to improve players’ spatial and game intelligence
  • Age-appropriate speed, strength, and agility training to increase quickness,
    reaction abilities, and injury prevention
  • Professional coaches to guide players’ development
  • Athlone Town Senior Players as coaches and mentors
  • Holistic training environment that is focused on developing life’s skill; respect,
    discipline, teamwork, commitment, hard work, etc.
  • Participation in regional leagues, as well as national and international tournaments
  • Limit of 30 players in each class

Team Tryouts

Saturday, January 13th, Sunday, January 14th & Sunday, January 21st: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Athlone Town Stadium, Lissywollen, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 P7D7

REGISTER INTEREST HERE




SKILL CLINICS (LAUNCHING IN FEBRUARY)

Minions

Boys and Girls, Ages 4-6

Fun! Fun! and even more Fun! is the foundation of this program. The Minions Program is designed to challenge and improve player’s skills and physical abilities. Each week’s activities are varied and include lots of fun games created explicitly for young players. They will learn all the basic skills: dribbling, ball control, passing and receiving in an unstructured way. Each activity has been designed to develop coordination, physical skills, and social interaction. 


Mini-Champions 

Boys and Girls, Ages 7-10 

The Mini Champions Program is an advanced, moderately intensive, yet fun program designed specifically to improve a player’s individual skill, technique, and tactical awareness while fostering a love of the game. 

The focus of each athlete is to improve his or her skill, and creativity and become more confident and comfortable with the ball. Players train once or twice per week and in each training session, athletes are guided through fun and challenging workouts that are combined with homework to maximize improvement and ultimately help them become more creative, efficient, and effective players. 


Cost

DetailsCost (Per Week)
1 Training Session (Per Week)€20
1 Training + 1 Game (Per Week)€25
2 Training Sessions (Only)€25
2 Training Sessions + 1 Game€30
1 Game (Per Week)€20

Team Training Days and Times

Age GroupTimeDays
TRAINING
U6 – U105pm – 6pmMondays + Wednesdays
U11 – U145pm – 6.15pmTuesdays + Thursdays
LEAGUE GAMES
EDP (U6 – U8)9am – 10amSundays
EDP (U9 – U10)10am – 11.30amSundays
EDP (U11 – U12)11:30am – 1pmSundays

Start Date

February (exact date to be confirmed)


Location

Athlone Town Stadium, Lissywollen, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 P7D7


BEAST 

Boys and Girls, Ages 10-14 

Designed for Academy players who want the experience of being in a club environment and training with club players, the BEAST training program is an elite-level training package that encompasses focused speed, agility, strength training and advanced technical and tactical concepts. Over the course of the season, Academy players participate in club training and are fully immersed in the environment. 

The BEAST training program is built on improving strength (mental and physical) and speed (technical, tactical, mental and physical speed). All sessions are designed to make players stronger, faster, more explosive while aggressively focused on improving each player’s skill, technique and tactical understanding. 


Cost

DetailsCost (Per Week)
1 Training Session (Per Week)€20
1 Training + 1 Game (Per Week)€30
2 Training Sessions (Only)€30
2 Training Sessions + 1 Game€40
1 Game (Per Week)€20

Training Days and Times

Age GroupTimeDays
TRAINING
BEAST (11-12yrs)5pm – 6.15pmTuesdays
BEAST (13-14 yrs)5pm – 6.15pmThursdays
LEAGUE GAMES
ATAFC Champions League (11-14yrs)11.30am – 1pmSaturdays

Start Date

February (exact date to be confirmed)


Location

Athlone Town Stadium, Lissywollen, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 P7D7