The FootieBugs Academy

Proudly working in association with Birmingham City Football Club
Helping recruit young players into their full time Academy!

The FootieBugs Academy is an elite training progamme for children aged U6s – U14s. We are the only coaching company across the country that directly recruits children into professional football clubs.
During the 2016-2017 football season over 18 children from the FootieBugs Academy were either signed or put on trial at top Premiership and Championship football clubs around the West Midlands alone.
The FootieBugs Academy philosophy is to get each child “one step closer to professional”.

How… The FootieBugs Academy has some of the best coaches around the country with 3 Key aims:

1.    To help children improve their technical ability on the football

2.    To help children improve their tactical understanding in different match situations

3.    To help children remain positive in all aspects of the game to make them resilient to any negativity. A positive, happy and energetic child has a greater chance of success as they’re not held back by limitations.

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Each week children will be trained in depth football at an elite standard by our Performance Academy Coaches, utilising technical and tactical training during sessions.

    • Weekly training with the best children in the West Midlands
    • Open to U6s-U12s
    • Professional and Fun Football For Kids!
    • Matches at the Birmingham City Training Ground with a chance to be scouted
    • Using the same training programme as The Birmingham City Academy
    • Guest coaching by Birmingham City Academy coaches
    • Matches against local community clubs
    • 1 hour sessions running on weekdays between 5-7pm – using technical and tactical training
    • Tickets to some of the BCFC games for children to learn and enjoy the experience of seeing the professionals play
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FootieBugs Academy kids will have the opportunity to play with and against some of the top children from around the West Midlands at the incredible facilities at Birmingham City Training Ground, showcasing their techniques in front of some of the top coaches in the country with a view to be taken on as an academy player and signed by BCFC.

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If you would like your child to attend a FootieBugs community session, which is a feeder into the Academy,
click below to complete a taster sessions form!

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