The aim of the Lincoln City Women Academy is to help young players maximise their potential in football, education and life. It puts well-being and personal development at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to develop well-rounded individuals as well as high-quality players. We will provide expert services, support and advice to academy players and parents, and every player should enjoy and value their academy experience.
We want our players to be technically excellent and tactically astute independent decision-makers on and off the ﬁeld, equipped to be successful in the game.
All academy players will study towards a Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 3 A-Levels). BTEC classes will be a mixture of theory and practical sessions in order to deliver course content. The qualification is split into 14 units, which are assessed through written reports, presentations, discussions, case studies, workbooks, practical assessments and external exams. There are a variety of units that will be studied including:
Application of Fitness Testing
Coaching for Performance
Practical Sport Performance
Education is vitally important, and this aspect of the academy will help players achieve a productive and fulﬁlling career, both on and off the ﬁeld. Players offered a place in the Academy, will receive both football and education programmes through Lincoln City Foundation.
Students should expect a 24-hour working week split across; training, studying and playing.
When accepted into the Lincoln City Women's Academy, players will be enrolled on a 2-year scholarship, which provides a full-time football development and education programme. Subsequently, this programme is an alternative to college or 6th Form, therefore, all hours are built into an academic timetable Monday to Friday.
Aged between 16 to 18 (Option for Year 11 graduates)
You must pass the football assessment day held by Lincoln City Foundation
We are building relationships with some of the top UK Women's Teams to give our graduates opportunities to be seen by the scouts and progress with their playing career. Playing for Professional or semi-professional teams, dependant on player proficiency.
Aside from playing professional football, you will learn lots of different skills and gain qualifications which will allow you to progress into Higher education to pursue a variety of careers in the sport. Here are just a few careers that started from a qualification in BTEC Sport.
• Sports Analyst
• PE Teacher
• Sports Events
• Sports Psychology
If you want to further your education after studying with us, we have links with a variety of different education providers
• America university football scholarships
• Higher Education - UK university
• Lincoln City Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching & Development
Or why not train to become a sessional coach with the Foundation? At the end of your Btec programme of study, you will have gained an FA Level 1 coaching certificate, allowing you to become an assistant coach.