The FA Girls' England Talent Pathway, Advanced Coaching Centre was created for the 2014/15 season. It has brought a new player-focused approach to elite female youth football, ensuring the pathway is accessible as well as both supportive and educational.
The pathway ensures the player’s development, health and wellbeing is at the forefront of the programme, and aims to support our elite players as they strive to reach world class level. Dorset FA run the Advanced Coaching Centre (ACC) as part of the pathway and offer opportunities for players to trial for the South West Regional Development Programme (SW RDP). In the 2016/17 season 3 Dorset ACC players were chosen to attend the SW REC residential camps throughout the season and 1 player attended the National Performance Camp (NPC).
The Football Association determines the criteria regarding the standards of organisation, facilities and personnel. These strict criteria must be met prior to a Centre being awarded a Licence to operate. The Football Association monitor the Centres by way of visits and consultations, to ensure that the Centres standards are continually met and surpassed.
The centre draws on the skills and experience of a variety of people, the coaching, medical, welfare and administrative staff. It is not only committed to the development of the players, but to the development of its staff, to ensure that players are given the best opportunity, in the right environment to have fun, learn and develop and achieve the best they can be.
It is a considerable achievement to be selected for an FA Advanced Coaching Centre and we look forward to working with parents /guardians and most importantly the players to help them realise their full potential within the game.
The Girls ACC is sponsored by UK Global