The philosophy of the Peterborough United Academy is to focus on a purposeful playing style of football in all moments of the game – in possession, out of possession and in moments of transition.
We use our key headlines of ‘Playing On The Front Foot’ and ‘Owning The Ball, Owning The Pitch’ to help summarise our playing approach across the academy:
This means that we look to recruit the players with the potential to meet the demands of our philosophy. Our coaching programme is designed to equip our players with the multi-disciplinary skills that allow our teams to control and influence the game when in or out of possession.
Our Academy values, behaviours and coaching methods underpin our development of young people and players. We will recruit and develop players and staff with similar beliefs and work ethics to create an outstanding environment based on learning. We aspire to play attack-minded, purposeful football, utilising the space on the pitch to play through, round or over opponents. Out of possession, our preference is to press from the front and play with organisation, discipline and a will to defend.
The implementation of our philosophy, the delivery of our programme in line with our mission statement and our progress towards our vision are reviewed and monitored by our Academy Management Team and the club’s Technical Board. Both groups consist of senior academy and club staff, including the owners, the first team manager, the academy manager and the director of football.