Moorland Football Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

Moorland Football Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT AGE GROUPS DO YOU COACH?
We cater our coaching sessions for a variety of age groups ranging from Juniors as young as 8 through to Seniors up to the age of 19.
WHAT ENTRY CRITERIA DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO MEET?
We put great emphasis on a good attitude to learn, to develop and to get the best out of yourself. As long as you have a genuine interest in football, paired with a good work ethic, you can apply for a place.
CAN MY CHILD ATTEND WHILST AT CLUB LEVEL ACADEMY?

This is often common practice to maximise the football exposure a child has. We have several students who are also signed with Cat 1 Academies and attend Moorland for education.

HOW IS EDUCATION AND FOOTBALL SPLIT AT THE ACADEMY?

Students can expect to experience a measured amount of footballing hours per week with our coaches. This is delivered alongside a tailored curriculum via our main school.

WHAT CAREER PATHWAYS AND OPPORTUNITIES DO YOU PROVIDE?

Students who attend the Academy will usually be signed to CAT 1 Academies, before moving into professional careers. Any student who chooses to take up a non-playing career is guided through several sports and coaching options.

WHEN CAN MY CHILD MOVE TO MOORLAND?

We welcome applications all year round and our course delivery can be adapted to ensure any later additions can be fully brought up to speed in a timely manner.

DO I HAVE TO PASS A TRIAL OR ENTRANCE EXAM TO JOIN?

Simply put the answer is, no. We only have the criteria that any student joining must have a good attitude to learning and being the best they can be. The vast majority of students complete a free taster week to ensure they are a suitable fit for the Academy.

IS THE ACADEMY LARGELY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN ATTENDANCE?

Our Academy caters for a balanced mixed of UK and International students, often with students attending the Academy, representing their countries at a international level.

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO HAVE TO SPEND ON KIT EACH YEAR?

Dependant on student growth a full kit for the year usual starts at around £150 excluding boots. Usually our students can comfortably get two years out of a single training kit.

IS BOARDING PREFERABLE TO MAXIMISE DEVELOPMENT AT THE ACADEMY?
Boarding allows students to spend extra time engaged with the game, as well as allowing the students to form strong bonds where they understand each other and get used to the day to day familiarity of a football career. Being a close group allows them to push each other to achieve the most they can out of everyday.