Training

Welcome to the Gravesham Borough Youth Football Club Training Page. We have details of all training times. We also have our qualified football coaches and frequently asked questions.

We hope that we can get your child involved, in understanding the game and becoming a better football player.

Please watch our video and see the training methods we use. All managers focus on individual training methods and techniques, in order to make their teams successful and knowledgeable.

Where is the location of Training?

We train at Kings Farm Playing Field, Cedar Road, Gravesend, DA12 5JT. Some teams train during the week. 

How long does Training last?

Training lasts between 60 to 120 minutes a session. The timescale will be decided by each individual coach, as some training methods are different.

Can I leave my Child at training?

Young children up to the age of ten should be accompanied at training, by at-least one adult for the duration of the training session. 

Is Training still on when it rains?

Training continues in all weather conditions. If training is cancelled, the coach will contact all parents and notify them in advance.

My children aren't very confident but like football.

All children are welcome at our training sessions regardless of their abilities, providing that they are  suitably dressed.

Are there changing rooms at Kings Farm?

There are no changing room facilities for youth football. Please come prepared and ready to start.

Are Training Kits Provided?

No. Please come along with the appropriate training gear. All players must wear Shin pads to prevent injury for training and on all match days.

Shall I bring refreshments for my child to training?

We advise that you bring your child to training with a water bottle. This is because they will usually have a couple of drink breaks. 

How much is the cost of training?

The cost of training is only £2 per session. The first session is always free of charge, to assess your child’s competence and whether they like it.

How much is registration if I want my child to join?

The registration fee set by the Football Association is £30 per player, to register your child at our club.

                Under 7's Coach

Under 7's Coach

Ant

Having a passion for getting young children to learn the game is very fulfilling. We’re at the learning stage to play matches, but old enough to grasp basic skills. My sessions are fun and enjoyable. I train the Under 7’s on Saturday’s for an hour between 9.00AM until 10.00 AM.

                  Under 8's Coach

Under 8's Coach

Darius

My aim is to teach them how to pass the ball and create space. Our team are full of individuals of all different abilities. My focus is on trying to get them to understand the game. We currently train every Saturday between the hours of 9.00 AM to 10.30 AM.

                  Under 9's Coach

Under 9's Coach

Francis

I focus on fitness and the awareness to create space. I am all for children having fun in football but discipline  goes a long way for children learning respect for others whilst enjoying the game. My training sessions are every Saturday between 9.00 AM until 10.45 AM

                Under 11's Coach

Under 11's Coach

John

I train the under 10’s and our focus is basically on creating openings and defending as a team. My focus is generally on getting my players to improve their ball control and to be creative when attacking. Currently we only train on Saturdays between 9.00 AM – 11.00 AM.

                  Under 12's Coach

Under 12's Coach

Max

 Our philosophy is a possession based approach played through three-thirds of the pitch. Developing players to be able to deal with one on one situations anywhere on the pitch. We train Wednesday’s 18.30 To 20.00 at Wrotham School, Borough Green Rd, Sevenoaks, TN15 7RD

Join our Coaching Team

Join our Coaching Team

Coaches Wanted

We are currently looking to add enthusiastic, hard working volunteers to our coaching setup. If you think you have what it takes to  motivate young people and provide plenty of encouragement regardless of their level of football, get in touch today.

                    Under 13's Coach

Under 13's Coach

David

We play fast and attacking football, one touch pass and move with all players creating options. We aim to win possession  and be on the attack with no transition phase. We have strong players in all positions who can create goal scoring opportunities. We train currently on Saturdays.

                  Under 13's Coach

Under 13's Coach

Dean

I’m an experienced coach who has overseen many different teams. I focus on getting my teams to be creative with the ball and defending as a team without it. I work with David and we often create great game scenario’s for our team, getting them to think whilst enjoying the game

                Under 14's Coach

Under 14's Coach

Aaron

Our under 14’s team is trained by myself and Joanne. We place our emphasis on strengths of our team in all round general play. We currently train twice a week. Tuesday’s Winter Training at Ebbsfleet Academy between 19.00 PM til 20.00 PM. Saturday’s we train from 9.00AM -10.30 AM.

                Under 16's Coach

Under 16's Coach

Ant

What I enjoy about coaching is getting a group of kids to play together, as a team. Learning new skills and encouraging my players to use those skills in game situations. I expect everyone to give their best efforts in training and in matches, most importantly every player must enjoy their football. Training is Saturdays 10.30AM-12.00PM.

                  Under 16's Coach

Under 16's Coach

Jason

I currently train the under 16’s with Ant. We have the same drive and ambition for our team and our philosophy on the game. I’m very demanding of our players and i focus on the weaknesses to improve player ability. Learning new skills is something we regularly impose on our team. Training is fun and all the boys like it.

   

                  Under 18's Coach

Under 18's Coach

Warren

Being a level 2 coach it’s critical that at under 18’s that we not only develop a team based on clear values and beliefs, but consistent in the way they work and behave, both on and off the pitch. It’s critical we continue to develop how we play “In possession and out of possession & transition”. Training Saturday 09.30AM-11.00

                Under 18's Coach

Under 18's Coach

Martin

I train the under 18’s with Warren and we train a few times a week. We have similar methods with very creative ideas of how football is to be played. Our boys are very fit, very knowledgeable and know how to read the game through well through their hard dedication.

              Disabilities Coach

Disabilities Coach

Joanne

Our Disability Team training is just the same training we use for mainstream teams. I focus on their individual strengths and weaknesses. I always adjust the training sessions to suit their needs. Currently training is on Saturday’s between 10.00 AM until 11.00 AM.

                  Coaches Wanted

Coaches Wanted

Gravesham Borough Youth Football Club are currently looking to recruit coaching staff. If you think you have what it takes, you’re enthusiastic about football, then get in touch. We will be happy to fund your coaching badges if you have what it takes, to help take our team forward.

To all the prospective players, If you think you can improve our teams and are looking to join us, please get in touch with the coach of your year group. Some of our teams are full and some of our teams need improvements. The players wanted section explains more about what some of our coaches require for their team.