Development Centre



Here at DBA we offer our players a brilliant opportunity at every session to enhance their football progression in a safe and supportive learning environment.

We understand that children develop at different stages in their football journey and with this in mind all coaches at DBA follow our Professional Player Programme which allows players to work at the right pace for them whist still enjoying their sport.

Our Professional Player Programme is designed to give our young prospects a foundation to confidently improve their technical abilities with a focus on a precise first touch, good ball mastery, passing, spatial awareness, crossing and finishing.

A good attitude, positive commitment and the right winning mentality are all areas we include in our development centres, as these are just a few of the key attributes needed when aspiring to become a sports professional.

The DB Academy ethos is to focus on our player’s personal development through valuing and playing to their strengths in order for them to become confident in aiming for success and excellence. Our players are also encouraged to respect the rights of others and to realise what can be achieved through positive teamwork.

DB Academy Coaches are FA Qualified who hold Enhanced DBS Certificates, FA Safeguarding and also Emergency First Aid Certificates.