MK DONS ADVANCED CENTRE
The MK Dons Advanced Centre is the second tier of our Development programme, sitting just below our Academy squads, which acts as a feeder system into the Academy
The Advanced Centre enables boys to play football at the second highest level in Milton Keynes and those players who are successful enough to gain a place in the Advanced Centre will receive weekly coaching from qualified, experienced MK Dons coaching staff. MK Dons Advanced Centre currently operates teams at U9 - U16s.
The main aim of the Advanced Centre is to help produce players for the MK Dons FC Academy whilst giving the opportunity for players to maximise their potential at a level that coincides with their ability. Through the Advanced Centre we strive to improve the standard of local football in Milton Keynes developing players who are still able to train and play with their local club teams.
The Advanced Centre is open by invitation only, with the emphasis based on quality coaching for quality players. During the season the players will compete in a Development Games Programme, playing against other professional clubs such as Northampton Town, Wycombe Wanderers, Coventry City, Arsenal, Charlton Athletic.
Along with fixtures squads will participate in a European tour containing fixtures as well as the opportunity to attend a residential training camp at Stowe School.
If you would like to be considered for a place within our Advanced Centre, we recommend that you first attend our Player Development Centre. Attendance at the Player Development Centre involves training at one of our venues held in and around Milton Keynes. The training will give us an insight into the level of player you are and will also provide you with weekly professional training sessions that will further develop you as a player.
For further information on Advanced Centre please contact Football Development Manager Stephen Kirby on 01908 622888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MK DONS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTRES
Milton Keynes Dons FC recognises the importance of developing and nurturing players at youth level, all the way into becoming professional footballers.
Our Player Development Centres provide high quality coaching for all players who wish to develop their technical and tactical knowledge of the game. The Player Development Centre offers youth football players aged between U9 - U14 an opportunity to progress and develop as a player in a positive learning environment.
For the 2011/12 season we are running Player Development Centres at five venues in and around Milton Keynes, offering players the chance receive professional coaching from MK Dons coaches.
The aim of the Player Development Centre is to provide youth players with a greater opportunity to progress to our Advanced Centre and Academy teams. Our Player Development Centres are the third tier in our Player Pathway with the Advanced Centre second and the Academy at the pinnacle.
Any players progressing to the required standard will be invited into the Advanced Centre where players are observed in a challenging environment and recommended for the Academy where relevant, although this isn't guaranteed.
To further improve the standard of local football in Milton Keynes we are offering groups of 8 or more players who book onto a Player Development Centre at the same time a 25% discount for each player.
This is a fantastic opportunity for players of the same team to participate in further high quality coaching in addition to that already received at their club teams, which will enable players to train together for an extra hour each week and therefore improve performance when playing for their local club.
For further information regarding our Development Programme please contact Football Development Manager Stephen Kirby on 01908 622888 or email@example.com