What is the pathway to the top?
We have an amazing pathway for our super footballers that links TSFA with The York & District School Boys Football Association – an amazing Scouting system from professional clubs and a chance to show case and develop your talent. It starts from playing for your school, to being selected for trials at York School Boys (starts in Year 6) and then being watched by professional clubs who go to the school boys matches – as that is where the considered best players in each city are playing one another. Total Sports Football Academy runs alongside this to bring many of York & Districts most talented players together to train on a weekly basis.
Why are we starting the Elite & Gifted programme from U7’s, when there is no U7’s-U10’s York School Boys Team?
After consultation with York & District School Boys we agreed that starting younger and bringing these gifted players together gave them the best chance to excel and develop. The TSFA Elite & Gifted is invite only. We aim to bring gifted players together. We always strive for excellence in our coaching and opportunities, to be seen beyond our academy. Professional Clubs who are watching U11’s will be invited to our Gifted and Talented sessions for our younger age groups.
Do I have to attend TSFA to play for York & District School Boys in the future?
Absolutely not. That is based upon trials and is completely based upon merit at those trials. We do feel that bringing the best players together and working in partnership with York School Boys that our programmes offer you the best foundation, as you are working with young players who are at a similarly gifted level.