Academy holds coaching workshop
11th September 2014
Over 50 coaches from local clubs attended a coaching workshop at the Swansea City Academy in Landore on Wednesday.
Held in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust and FAW, the workshop outlined the Swans' training philosophy and curriculum, with the aim to help improve the quality of coaching in South West Wales that can be passed on to enhance player development in the local area.
A number of local coaches attended the three-hour session - where three groups of Swans Academy players and staff showcased training techniques and exercises to club representatives from the likes of Afan Lido, Port Tennant and Llangennith.
Swans Academy Head of Coaching, David Adams, says the evening was about passing on knowledge that could ultimately help more young players develop.
"These workshops are about working with the community and trying to help coaches develop. Most young players come into football at a grassroots level.
"Therefore, we hope local coaches, who have seen the Swans curriculum and training techniques across three age groups tonight, will apply it to their teaching and training for more young players in the local area.
"So when a potential young player moves from junior football into the Academy the players are used to the type of training we do here and the transition is more seamless."
More coaching workshops are due to be held by the Academy before the end of the year.