Droylsden juniors FC have undertaken the directive from the FA to bring our club into the new millennium, by ensuring that all our coaches are FA approved, and must attain, their level (1) coaching badge before managing a team.
All the staff are trained in first aid, and child protection, and are encouraged to be positive when dealing with children. (Both in and out of sport.) The concept is to bring a better level of coaching to the grass roots of soccer from which all children will benefit.
Our aim is to introduce the kids into soccer in a positive way with fun, safety and enjoyment top of our agenda.
Good equipment, good facilities, and qualified coaches with the skills to teach young players are our promise to you.
At present the club has 26 coaches all with level 1 qualification and most of them are now heading towards their next badge.
In addition we also have level (2) and level (3) coaches at the club.
Our head coach is John Brotherton, who also coaches with Manchester City's youth academy.
One of John’s jobs as head coach is maintain the high standards set down by the FA and to ensure all the coaching staff keeps their sessions FUN, INTERESTING, ENJOYABLE, and SAFE.
John Watson and Jimmy Jacob are our Technical coach and development officer; together they ensure our level1 coaches are up to speed with new and varied training methods & player’s development and growth.
We hope this article is informative, and gives you as parents an insight into what we are trying to achieve with Droylsden Juniors.