The Scottish Football Association

News

Performance School applications now open

Wednesday, 04 January 2017


The Scottish FA’s Performance Schools have been running since 2011 and applications are now open for the sixth intake of the programme.

 

Seven Performance Schools run across Scotland in Aberdeen, Dundee, Falkirk, Motherwell, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Kilmarnock, delivering an extensive, challenging programme for the most talented young footballers in the country.

 

The aim of the Performance Schools is to develop excellent football players whilst also improving academic and social skills.

 

 

 

They have proved successful thus far with participant’s attendance rates 3-5% higher than the average pupil. 

 

Recent graduates have also gained better academic results by 15% in their National 5’s.

 

So far, three youngsters who have come through the schools have been signed by English sides with Kieran Freeman joining Southampton, Jordon Elliott playing for Swansea City and John McCracken moving to Norwich City. 15 others have signed with Scottish clubs.

 

The programme is for boys and girls, running from S1 to S4 where pupils learn communication skills, following instructions, being creative and problem solving which can be applied to other situations in the classroom, in the playground, or at home.

 

There are seven full-time Performance Youth Coaches including former professional players Brian McLaughlin, Ian Ross, Iain Jenkins, Greg Miller and James Grady, who have responsibility for the delivery of the programmes in each school. 

 

Andrew Goldie, and Stuart Glennie bring a wealth of experience in youth coaching to complete the team.

 

New Performance Director Malky Mackay said: “The Performance Schools is a tremendous initiative and has proved successful in its early stages with players already joining clubs in the English Premier League and in Scotland.

 

“These schools help children become more rounded men and women and will give them a better chance in life as well as developing their football skills, helping them on to a higher level.”

 

The seven Performance Schools are as follows:

 

Hazlehead Academy – Aberdeen

St John’s High School – Dundee

Broughton High School – Edinburgh

Graeme High School – Falkirk

Holyrood Secondary School – Glasgow

Grange Academy – Kilmarnock

Braidhurst High School – Motherwell

 

Click here to find out more information and to apply for a place at a Performance School

 

Please note they are for Primary 7 pupils entering S1 in August 2017 and the programme is for players who are eligible to play for Scotland. 

 

 


<< Back
Scotland on Social

Scotland on youtube

Go behind the scenes and get all the goals, highlights & features from the Scotland National Teams

SCOTLAND ON FACEBOOK
Get closer to the teams by liking Scotland on facebook

SCOTTISH FA ON TWITTER
Follow us on twitter for the most up-to-date news and features

RSS Feed

Scotland Futsal Squa...Wed, 18 Jan 2017
Scotland’s Futsal team will travel to Georgia next week for three matches in the preliminary round of the European ... Read More...
Anna Signeul to step...Tue, 17 Jan 2017
Anna Signeul will step down as Scotland national coach after the UEFA Euro 2017 finals in Netherlands this summer to bec ... Read More...
Signeul pens Euro 20...Tue, 10 Jan 2017
Scotland Women’s head coach Anna Signeul has signed a new contract lasting until after Euro 2017 this summer. &nb ... Read More...
Scotland Women’s Und...Mon, 09 Jan 2017
Scotland Women’s Under-19s training squad for their first camp in 2017 has been announced.   Led by head co ... Read More...
SWNT set for Denmark...Wed, 04 Jan 2017
Women's International Challenge matches   Denmark v Scotland  Friday, 20th January 2017, 3pm (1pm UK time) ... Read More...
Explore More...
adidas Vauxhall