Youth Academy

The AD-Performance Youth Academy has been set up to provide young people with a holistic youth athletic development programme to ensure they develop their fundamental movement skills, strength levels, and reduce their risk of injury. Alongside this the Academy will provide education for young people, coaches, teachers, and parents on areas such as nutrition, healthy living, training principles, injury prevention, and psychology.


The Academy will also include sport specific coaching sessions, delivered by highly qualified and experienced coaches to further develop their technical and tactical skills. All of which will be underpinned by the holistic academy approach to also develop the physical aspect, reduce injuries, and educate those involved within the sport for safer and more effective practice.


The programme will be lead by Ashley Downing, who has over 10 years experience coaching young people from primary schools and football development centres, to professional teams and national squads. Ash has delivered at conferences on Youth Athletic Development and currently looks after U16-U20 international rugby players. He understands the need to produce the right environments to facilitate learning and encourage young people to focus on progressing as opposed to focusing only on success. This is an important distinction that will be embedded within the programme to develop those mental skills which are relevant within their sport, but also in their life in general. 

What we offer: 

  • One to One and Group Youth Athletic Development Sessions 

  • Youth Athletic Development Programme Support 

  • Football Coaching Sessions & Camps

  • Screening and Performance Testing 

  • Testing Analysis and Reports

  • Workshops & Education

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