Training and games programmes consist of 12 to 14 hours per week of structured sessions combined with a challenging games programme.
On the football side the focus is on developing the technical, physical, tactical, and psychological abilities of the player and widening their footballing experiences.
Students will be coached by UEFA A licence Coaches with experience of full-time professional football at academy and senior level. Supporting UEFA qualified coaches, physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coaches are also available to support sessions. This aids performance, injury prevention, plus treatment and rehabilitation. Throughout the Academy experience students will have the opportunity to play competitive football at the right level for their development.
Analysis, feedback, and evaluation are all key components of the football programme with two written assessments provided each year and six weekly meetings where individual targets are set.
Also included in the football programme are specialist sessions delivered by guest coaches, sports scientists, and motivational speakers. Visits to professional matches and training sessions all play a part in offering a brilliant professional experience for young talented footballers.
Current Oxford City players Zac McEachran, Ben Barratt and Craig Fasanmade, and assistant manager Andy Ballard are graduates of the Oxford City FC academy. Plus, former New Zealand U23 coach Des Buckingham, Udoka Godwin-Malife of Forest Green Rovers and Garath McCleary of Championship club Reading FC.
If you feel you, or your son or daughter has the talent, determination, and desire to reach their maximum potential, then Velocity is the right environment for them to flourish.