The TSC and Ursuline College Football Coaching Scholarship is for 16-19 year olds boys and girls who want to take the step into a full time football training programme alongside their academic studies. Our boys and girls programmes are separate squads. The aim of the scholarship programme is to provide high quality opportunities for participants to perform at their highest level in both academic and football endeavours.
TSC provide a highly structured and professional coaching programme developed for talented and passionate players who wish to progress seamlessly onto either University to play at a higher standard or to play at semi-professional or professional level. As well as a high level of coaching, students will have the opportunity to take their coaching badges, as well as being given access to potential scholarships at universities across the USA.
Players will train full time with the TSC coaching staff and will be trained as a professional club would be. Every player in the scholarship programme will receive regular coaching sessions with highly qualified, experienced and professional football coaches.
Traning sessions will focus on individual technical ability and tactical understanding to prepare them for a potential future in the game. As well as this position specific training for individuals, including specialist goalkeeper sessions run by Golakeper Academy, Just 4 Keepers. A full fitness programme including SAQ work, strength and conditioning work and individual programmes and structured, periodical fitness testing. A physiotherapist will also be available to the players for help with injuries and also to design individual strengthening programmes.
Players will represent Ursuline College & TSC in KSFA League and Cup Competitions, EFSA Cup Competitions as well as the opportunity to compete in additional tournaments. There will be the opportunity to participate in fixtures against professional, semi-professional and University football teams. Players will benefit from TSC's extensive links within the semi-professional and professional game. There will also be the opportunity to take coaching badges and earn a qualification which can lead to a career in coaching or other areas of sport.
All players will also have the opportunity to take their Level 1 Qualification in Football Coaching. This will be funded by TSC and passing the course will mean the students are fully qualified coaches.
Further information: www.tscoaching.co.uk/sholars/
Applicants will be invited to a football trial before the course starts.
If you have 4 or more GCSE grades 9 - 4 this course can be combined with 3 BTECS or A levels.
You could take this course with a related GCE or other qualification to prepare for further education in areas of sport such as BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport Management or related degree programmes. You could also go on to study an NVQ vocational qualification in Sports Development, which could be work-based. With further training, you could go into a job related to sport such as a Sport Coach, Trainer or Gym Instructor . The course provides a work related programme of study so you could go straight into a job as it helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers are looking for, especially in the sport and exercise sector.