What is the Virtual Academy?
There are five main influences that help a young player reach his or her full potential:
- Household, parent and family
- Playing on your own
- Pick-up games
- Structured club training
- Personal training
Our club aims to provide our players with all five aspects.
The Virtual Academy supplements a player’s existing team training days and specializes in the three bolded areas above—areas often misunderstood or not given the necessary attention during a young player's development.
The Virtual Academy provides players and families invaluable ideas and environments created by our club's professional coaching staff which will maximize the player's comfort, strength and balance on the ball.
Players are given instructional videos and real-time feedback from an Arsenal coach on over 50 different skills and sequences.
This program teaches players how to train on their own and then holds them accountable for their development on and off the ball.
Most importantly, each player is able to train at his or her own pace until they feel comfortable with each movement.
Our club believes that while all practice is important, it is the quality of practice that is most influential in shaping outcomes.
To this end, we follow a methodology known as deep practice.
The Virtual Academy is designed for each player to progress at his or her own speed.
Make your training schedule as rigorous or as casual as you prefer.
Start your journey now.