Player Development Centre

Our Player Development Centre allow boys and girls aged 4 -15 the opportunity to access additional high-quality coaching and support, relevant to their development stage. 

Being involved in The Player Development Centre also provides an opportunity for young players to be involved at Harrogate Town; as players are provided a free season ticket for all our home matches in League Two.

Pathways from our PDC include progression into our U16 Shadow Squad, Youth Education programme, U23s and first team.

All coaching programmes focus on: confidence building, ball control, dribbling, turning, passing techniques, movement off the ball, attacking and goal scoring principles, defending and small sided games.

Player Development Centre

Open to boys and girls age U8 (school Year Three) to U15 
Location - TBC

Tuesday 5pm - 6pm 
School Year Three to Year Ten (U8 to U15)
Wednesday 5pm - 6pm 
School Year Three to Year Eight (U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13)
Thursday 5pm - 6pm
School Year Three to Year Ten (U8 to U15)

Harrogate Town development training sessions are designed for both boys and girls who want to develop their footballing skills in a non-competitive environment, aged from U8 to U15.

Participants are also given the opoortunity to take part in additional development matches against Football League Academies such as Bradford City and Manchester United.

PDC members can also benefit from discounts at our seasonal soccer camps.

The programme is not intended to infringe on players representing their local grassroots clubs, but does provide the opportunity for talented players to access extra contact time with professional coaches. Furthermore, the choice of evening offered enables the child to take part in other additional activities.

We encourage our development centre players to have fun and make new friends while improving their football skills.

We also offer Goalkeeper specific sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-6pm (Year 6 and under/ U11s) and Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-7pm (U12s and above) run by first team goalkeeping coach Phil Priestley.

The most talented players may be recommended for trial or be invited to attend our PDC Academy.

Development sessions are fully supervised by our FA qualified and CRB checked coaches.

Junior PDC

4-7 years (up to school Year Two)
Location - King James' School, Knaresborough
Thursday 5pm - 6pm

Our PDC Junior Coaching Sessions are designed for both boys and girls who are enthusiastic about football, aged from 4-7.

Sessions are fun and engaging and are aimed at developing confidence and ability, individual and team work, and a range of ball skills plus preparing players for the next level for year three.

Sessions are designed to develop key skills and be enjoyable to all, while taking place in a fully supervised, safe, friendly environment by FA Qualified and CRB checked coaches.

Our lead coaches are FA Qualified to UEFA A/B license standard with support coaches having a minimum FA Level 2 Qualification, while everyone involved in the coaching sessions holds a fully enhanced DBS certification, an up to-date Safeguarding Children qualification and Emergency Aid qualification.

Dedicated Girls PDC

U16 Shadow Squad

Friday 6pm
‚ÄčLocation St John Fisher High School, Harrogate

This programme has a proven track record of excellent pathways within the club with players progressing up through the U17s to the U19s, 21s and 23s.

The U16 Shadow squad also benefits from a games programme against professional clubs.

Development sessions are fully supervised by our FA qualified and CRB checked coaches.


1 session per week = £29.80 per month
2 sessions per week = £59.60 per month

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