Development Squad

Walton le Dale JFC Development Squad is set up for children of school age (4,5 & 6 Years old) and focuses on developing younger players ability with the ball at their feet. The sessions strive to encourage comfort on the ball in a fun football environment to ensure players are developing their love for the game as well as developing their football ability at the same time. The Development Squad will then move into the U7 Age group within the Mid Lancs Colts Junior Football League and takes training to the next level with more ball manipulation and an introduction to the four core skills. The training is designed to prepare players for the Skill Acquisition Phase and giving them a technical base that will allow them to continue to develop in realistic football situations.


Provide a learning environment that uses the power of football as a tool for engaging delivery at every possible opportunity.

Provide a high quality football learning provision focused on personal progression rather than results driven.

Provide regular contact with positive, professional role models who can use their experiences to support participant’s personal progression.

Provide a holistic personal development programme that underpins academic and football progression.

Provide environments that engage, inspire, challenge and develop at every opportunity