What to Expect
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. All academy players will study towards a Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) and will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE Maths and English with North Kesteven Academy if required. BTEC classes will be a mixture of theory and practical sessions in order to deliver course content.
Students should expect a 24-hour working week split across; training, studying and playing.
The Lincoln City Football Academy for Women aims to prepare players for life in an adult ﬁrst team setting. Academy players will be enrolled in a bespoke National Football Youth League games programme, where they will represent Lincoln City. This will provide the opportunity to develop player experience and skills within an approved football governing body league.
To provide players with the best opportunity to succeed, 12 hours of football coaching will be incorporated into the timetable, whilst complimenting the education and games programme demands. The coaching programme will be a mixture of practical and classroom-based training, to ensure we provide the full holistic approach to our football development offer.
Every Academy Player’s performance will be reviewed regularly. A performance review assesses a players’ development against targets set at previous performance reviews. It identiﬁes the need for individual coaching, all-round athletic development, educational support, and it sets new performance targets. Each review will be recorded on a performance development plan. Performance reviews will be conducted by a multidisciplinary team which include the Head Coach and the Education Manager. The player will be provided with details of each review and LCF staff will discuss future targets. As an academy, we will also hold parents’ evenings at least twice each season to discuss recent performance reviews in detail with parents and guardians.
We want to provide players of the Lincoln City Football Academy for Women the same added benefits received by students within their mainstream BTEC community programme, therefore, academy players will have access to the following:
Work experience opportunities within Lincoln City Foundation community programmes.
Subsidised FA Level 1 Coaching Qualification