Player Development Academies

11th August

The Foundation's Player Development Academies are designed to progress players and identify young talent that have the potential to reach West Bromwich Albion's Talent ID programme or Academy.

Our PDA’s are invite only sessions, and you are NOT able to just sign up or come along. These sessions specifically mirror the WBA FC Academy Foundation Phase (Under 8-10’s) following the same topics, structure and core unopposed sessions.

We are looking for players (GK’s included) that are going to be at Under 8, 9 or 10 next season (September start).

Player Development Academies include:

  • 2 Hour Weekly Sessions
  • Technical and Tactical coaching working in line with our WBA Academy Curriculum
  • Regular fixture programme against other FC’s such as Cardiff, Derby, Shrewsbury.
  • Regular opportunities to play against other WBA groups such as Pre academy and Talent ID
  • Coached by FA and UEFA qualified coaches.
  • Able to continue to play for Grassroots Football team whilst training with us.
  • 3 PDA’s that we are recruiting for: Black Country, South Birmingham, Staffordshire.
  • We are looking for players (GK’s included) that are going to be at Under 8, 9 or 10 next season (September start).
  • Two dates to choose from for your most local PDA.

Further details around the trials will be sent out closer to the time once you are signed up using the link.

Boys Player Development Academy Waiting List

Got a football enthusiastic son who wants to progress their footballing journey? Sign onto our waiting list for a chance to join our squads and represent The Albion Foundation!

Fill out this form to be added to the waiting list for our Pre Academy, Player Development Centre or Player Development Academy sessions.


For any enquiries regarding Boys PDA please contact:

James Davies (PDA Lead) or alternatively contact Sam Whitmore (Football Development Manager)