The aim of the Mid-Somerset Regional Talent Centre is to provide progression, opportunity and challenge to all players and coaches. We have created a unique opportunity for players to experience an academy like system in a fun and holistic manner.
The Mid-Somerset RTC trains at Strode College Sports Centre, Street and Writhlington School in Radstock. The Centre Director is Paul Taylor. Paul is a UEFA A Licence Coach and has over 30 years experience of developing young players with Somerset FA, The FA, West Bromwich Albion and is Head of Coaching at North Somerset Football Development. Paul was Assistant Academy Director at Bristol City FC and has coached throughout Europe and the US and has played a major role in the development of many schoolboy, scholar and current Professional and International Players. Paul is also Head of the JPL Representative Team Programme. The RTC is a great pathway to many local Professional clubs as we regularly play matches during school holidays with professional clubs and academies. RTC players will also experience playing in Elite tournaments in the UK and throughout Europe.
The Regional Talent Centre’s main aim is to create an environment where the children develop their footballing talent as well as developing as an individual. There is a large focus on developing the technical ability and tactical awareness of players through the training and games programme. Furthermore, using the latest software from HUDL players will be able to analyse and assess their performances during games and training.
Coupled with the Performance Analysis, players will be exposed to sport science, sport psychology and a Bio-Banding Assessment.
If you would like to challenge yourself and would relish the opportunity to be part of an outstanding player-led environment please contact Paul on:
[email protected] or 07460 257 449
Mission Statement – A player associated with ourselves is engaged to learn and develop. A young player associated with RTC will be embraced by a culture of learning. We desire that all players are happy, content, enthusiastic and dedicated. The RTC provides a welcoming environment, which is professionally structured to offer the opportunity for young players to thrive and gain success. No one can reliably predict the future for any young player, but we hope that when a player leaves the RTC, at whatever age, he will be able to reflect on his association with the RTC as being positive, worthwhile and fruitful.
Our Role – “RTC experience for potentially Elite players, developing the person in equal measure to the player.”
Our Vision – To be one of the leading Football Clubs renowned for a strong association with its community and a long tradition of developing young talent that plays football the ‘Right Way”.
Our Programme of Development – Encompasses renowned methods of development originating from Brazilian, Dutch & Spanish Academies.
Mid-Somerset’s JPL RTC’s provision encourages players to be footballers first, play with freedom, opportunity to express themselves, without fear and providing a framework to encourage decision making.
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Centre Director: Paul Taylor
Tuesday: Strode College Sports Centre, Street, Somerset
Thursday: Writhlington School, Radstock, Somerset
Days and Times:
Tuesday 5.00pm to 6.30pm – Strode College Sports Centre, Street
Thursdays 5.30pm to 7.00pm – Writhlington School, Radstock