Elite Development Squad (EDS)
Our Elite Development Squad (EDS)is the highest tier of the Yorkshire Elite Football Academy. The squad provides a stepping stone for a player’s development with player’s coming from junior football clubs across Yorkshire.
The EDS is for invitational players only who have consistently demonstrated a high level of technical ability and have the correct attitude towards their development as a footballer.
The EDS bridges the gap between professional academies and local grassroots football. The YEFA WAY will ensure that all players will develop both technical and tactical elements of the game as well as improving physically to reach peak performance.
YEFA has links with many professional clubs, therefore giving our players countless opportunities. The EDS has fixtures against the following teams, Manchester City, Everton, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers and many more.
Yorkshire Elite Football Academy EDS provides:
- Weekly player focused training sessions by UEFA licensed professional Academy Coaches
- A Brand New 4g training facility with premier league standard equipment
- Games against professional academies and like minded development centres
- Player Evaluations with 1:1 talk with Director Of Coaching outlining players strength’s and areas to develop
- Maximum coach to player ratio 1:14 to ensure players receive the best quality coaching
- Links with many professional academies. Recommendations to be made so that players get every opportunity to develop further.
Many of our players have progressed to sign academy forms for professional clubs such as Manchester United, Manchester City, Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and many more.