A Great Start to Pre-Season
The Pre – season programme kicked off this week in Manchester and it’s been a great week. The players we have registered on the course are committed and determined to improve. It’s been a delight to see their commitment to the course and their desire to work hard, both in the classroom and on the pitch.
With a packed timetable for most, the players have been reporting to the school in the centre of Manchester for 9am every morning. There is a split in the academic studies, with some following the BTEC sample sessions with Nigel on the football studies programme, and some on the EFL lessons with IH Manchester to improve their English. These boys on the study & football programme have been in class for 3 hours a day, dedicated to learning, then it is off to the training ground to get some football in.
As its pre-season the football sessions are all about fitness, so Nigel and Jose have been working them hard for the 2 hours on the pitch, not only to improve technique, but also to get them fit ready for a demanding season ahead.
For Devendra it’s been even tougher on the fitness side, as Devendra has signed up for the football only programme. He’s been at the training ground in the mornings too, working with Jose on his fitness and some one on one sessions to really home in on his improvements.
A great start to the season and we look forward to the challenges ahead. Not long until the UK football trials, so they have to keep focused on that and keep improving.Read more