Frequently asked questions
1. Can anyone join All Star Football Academy ?
Yes, All Star Football Academy is open to boys and girls of all abilities aged from 3 years old.
2. Why All Star Football Academy ?
If you want to have fun playing football whilst learning all the time then All Star Football Academy is for you. Our founder Christian Fox, is an ex-professional footballer and all of our coaches are highly qualified and enthusiastic.
3. What sessions do you run ?
Our football coaching is split in to many different sessions/courses including:
Development sessions – 1 hour weekly coaching for our different age groups.
BTEC Programme for 16-19 year olds.
Holiday Clubs – Holiday camps run during the school holidays.
Rising Stars – Football fun for 3 – 5 year olds.
1 on 1 – 1 : 1 personal football coaching
Schools and clubs – Football coaching for schools and local grassroots clubs.
4. Will my child be supervised at all times ?
5. Can I still play for my local team ?
Yes, All Star Football Academy does not interfere with your local football team committments. We offer an independent football development programme.
6. How do I sign up ?
Sign up through the Training Sessions and Holiday Club pages on this website. You can also call Gary Doyle on 07984 634336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
7. How do I pay ?
Payment is made at the time of booking online with a card or with cash, bank transfer or with childcare vouchers.
8. Do You accept Childcare Vouchers ?
Not yet but hopefully soon.
9. Do All Star Football Academy play games ?
Yes, we play games with every age group every season and these games can be against local grassroots football clubs, academies and professional football clubs. We will also enter teams in to tournaments.
10. If I impress could I be recommended to professional football clubs ?
Definitely, All Star Football Academy has recommended 20+ players to professional football clubs within the past season alone as we have built up a strong network of contacts within professional football clubs. These players have gone on to have trials at those clubs with a number being signed up.
11. What happens if it is bad weather ?
Football is played in all conditions so we train and play whatever the weather unless it becomes unsafe to do so. Shelter is available at all of our venues.
12. Can I buy a match kit ?
Yes, please see our kit shop page for details of our kit and ways to order.
13. Where can I buy extra kit / training gear ?
Please see our kit shop page for details of all of our kit / training gear and ways to order.
14. What does a typical session involve ?
We have a training schedule so the players know each week what the topic will be. The topic covers every age group but is adapted so it is age and ability specific. These topics cover all aspects of the game including technique, first touch, ball manipulation, dribbling, passing, crossing and finishing, heading, volleying, small sided games and attacking and defending principles.
15. What are the potential pathways for All Star Football Academy players and coaches when they leave school ?
There are a number of pathways that our players can take. As well as having the opportunity of trials and contracts at professional football clubs, when you are 16 years old you can take your first steps on the coaching ladder with the FA level 1 coaching badge. You can go and do scholarships (playing football and studying at the same time) in different countries. You can also coach at football camps across the world. There are lots of jobs and careers in football including coaches, managers, mentors, therapists, physiotherapists, performance analysts, Intermediaries and media based jobs. Some of our players who become coaches for us will have the opportunity to coach at the academy long term so there is an obvious pathway for them. All Star Football Academy cares about every single player in our academy and we will help, support and guide them in any way we can, now and in the future.