Newcastle Elite Academy is a football academy set up by four Newcastle United players to provide the opportunity for young players to engage in high quality age specific football coaching programmes.

Delivered by a team of UEFA qualified coaches, our coaching programmes are structured and designed to replicate the standard of quality in professional football environments. Taking players to the next step in their footballing journeys.

Newcastle Elite Academy Coaching Programmes

Outfield Coaching Programmes

Newcastle Elite coaching programmes are designed to develop football players mentally and physically and include working on the following drills; Passing & Receiving | Dribbling, Turning & Running with the Ball | Attacking & Defending Drills | Possession | Combination Play | Fitness and Conditioning.

Northumbria University

Northumbria University is the home for Newcastle Elite Academy and boasts the 4th best sports facility in the country. Coach Lane Sports Centre is a modern, multi-million pound complex located a few miles from the city centre fully equipped with its own purpose built football training and playing grounds.

Endorsed by NUFC Professionals

Newcastle Elite Academy is endorsed by NUFC professionals and NEA Directors Paul Dummett, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle and Rob Elliot (formerly of NUFC). Structured and engaging Newcastle Elite sessions individually develop each player to maximise potential Technically, Tactically, Physically, Psychologically and Socially.

2020/21 Elite Football Coaching Programmes

Newcastle Elite Academy Football BTEC Programme NCFE
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The aim of our Student-Athlete Football Education Programme (Post-16/GCSE) is to provide the opportunity for talented young football players to pursue a dual career pathway leading to achievable higher education & sports performance pathways.

  • NCFE Level 3 Sport Qualifications
  • Emulating a professional football environment
  • Up to 15 hours of football training/games per week
  • Select numbers per age group to maximise individual development and maximise game time
  • Top class training facilities including; 4G & Grass Pitches, Performance Analysis Suite, Fitness Studios, Pool access for Recovery Sessions and Modern Study Studios

The weekly sessions in this season long programme are available for any outfield footballer between 6 and 14 years of age and have been designed by our UEFA qualified coaches to maximise potential.

  • Passing and Receiving
  • Dribbling, Turning and Running with the Ball
  • Possession and Combination Play
  • Shooting
  • Matched & Overload Duals
  • Attacking & Defending Drills
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Newcastle Elite Academy Football Club Development Centre
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Our UEFA qualified, Newcastle Elite Academy coaching team will design an age specific training schedule. Our expertise caters for clubs with different requirements such as holiday courses, block bookings and season long programmes.

  • Team Preparation including Pitch Based Fitness & Conditiong, Attacking & Defensive Principles, Team Shape and Tactical Preparation
  • Group Themes including Possession, Combination Play, Matched & Overload Duals and Defending
  • Individual Development including Passing & Receiving, Turning & Ball Mastery, Shooting and 1-on-1 Defending

Our Newcastle Elite Academy coaching team have designed the 2 and 4 day Holiday Courses which are open to all outfield players between 6 – 14 years of age. Our aim is to improve the confidence and technical ability of every player that attends in a fun and positive learning environment.

  • February Half Term
  • Easter Holidays
  • May Half Term
  • Summer Holidays
  • October Half Term
Newcastle Elite Academy Football Holiday Courses
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Newcastle Elite Academy 1 to 1 Football Coaching
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The Newcastle Elite Academy coaching team can design age specific sessions tailored to work on an individuals needs to help improve technical ability and confidence. Sessions include monitored progress over time containing detailed feedback.

  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Passing and Receiving
  • Dribbling
  • Turning
  • Running with the Ball
  • Shooting