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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:07

Linton Hotspur on the up with their new kit

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Colin Campbell Sports never fail to provide sportswear and equipment of the highest standard and Linton Hotspur FC are the latest club to sing the praises of the sports kit provider. Hazel Kinghorn, treasurer and fundraiser at the club, spoke to YFS to share her take on Colin Campbell, and the services that they provide.
 
Linton Hotspur FC are a borders-based club who, as far as can be determined through records, was established in the 1920’s. The club struggled financially and was unfortunately disbanded in 1971. However the club was significant to the local community and in October 2008, a meeting was held to establish local interest in re-establishing the club. Since then, the club has thrived with three teams currently competing in the borders league.
 
In addition to their youth teams, Linton Hotspur also have a senior team who, it is hoped, inspire the youth teams. Kinghorn said, “We have three teams in the borders league and they are all progressing well, and enjoying the games.”
 
The clubs’ kits are provided by Colin Campbell Sports, who are specialists in teamwear for clubs. Although the brand also provide equipment and footballs, Linton Hotspurs only use the firm for their kit but are highly satisfied with the service that they receive. Kinghorn said, “Colin Campbell have provided our strips, hoodies and jackets for the last three to four years and have always given us a good service. This year the strips for the kids are maroon, and we are very happy with the excellent service that Colin Campbell provide.”
 
Colin Campbell Sports strive to ensure they achieve a personal touch to every club and team that use their service. They offer products of top quality sports brands and have a catalogue available so that teams and clubs can select items that are best suited to their needs.
 
Linton Hotspur FC are one of the many teams across the country who are delighted with the service that is provided by Colin Campbell Sports, and would recommend them to other teams who are looking for kit and equipment of the highest quality.
 
YFS is teaming up with Topps to give away an entire box of SPFL Match Attax (50 packets), to one lucky winner, in time for Christmas. Simply fill out the form below and share the competition status on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and you'll be automatically entered into the prize draw.
 
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Our travel partners, Trans World Soccer are running an experience of a lifetime for girls teams this summer to the Womens Euro's in Holland. The draw was made last night and Scotland Women have a tie against the Auld Enemy in the first game!
 
A sample trip to include this game would be from 18th-22nd July 2017 (the game is on the 19th) and would include the following:
 
- Return flights to Holland
- Luxury return transport on Executive coach
- Ensuite Accommodation (Triple occupancy rooms / twins for adults)
- 2 meals per day (buffet breakfast and evening meal)
- Tickets to watch Scotland's opening match vs England
- 2 International challenge matches
- Trans World rep, who will accompany your group 
- Public liability insurance
- Free Adult Places (1 for every 20 paying travellers)
 
Optional extras:
 
- Superstar media experience and highlights video 
- Lunches 
- Training session with AFC Ajax at first-team complex 
- AFC Ajax stadium tour 
 
If the above is of interest, please fill out this form below to receive a quote within 48 hours.
 
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Imagine there was a way to never miss another goal from your game. Well, thanks to sportvideos365, it is now a possibility to watch every goal from your team's game, at just the click of a button.
 
There are 326,000 football clubs worldwide, and billions of sport highlights are happening each week and local pitches, and only those in attendance can see the goals. sportvideos365 were the first ones to come up with an innovative Live Video Ticker solution: Grab an Android smartphone with a powerful camera, additional battery and a tripod, download the app 'sportvideos365 Cam' - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viprtec.vicam - and bring football to everyone everywhere. 
 
Highlights available within moments
The philosophy of the Austrian based start up is simple. All you have to do is provide the filming, and sportVideos365 will do the rest. All highlights in short, real time videos only a few moments after they happen on the pitch, and posted on a personalised Club TV channel and with the new Android App - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viprtec.vicam - for fans, free of charge and with no further operating costs. All files are automatically published & archived after you push one simple button. After that all highlights can be shared with fans or friends on club websites and social media within seconds. 
 
Easy app handling
While developing the app, sportvideos365 focused on an easy handling so that anyone can start to film after five minutes of setting up the equipment at a good spot. As there are only two zoom options, users don’t need to have any technical foreknowledge to successfully film goals and chances during the game, which will be uploaded automatically. After a short tutorial everybody is set up – already more than 30,000 games 75 million video views are proof that you don’t have to be Alfred Hitchcock to use the app. http://www.sportvideos365.com/howitworks
 
“More and more teams are deeply contented with our simple but unique solution”, said Thomas Aigner, CEO of sportvideos365. “There are already hundreds of football clubs recording their games every week and using our match analysis feature and there is still a lot more to come. Right now we are working intensively on our iOs App, where fans won’t ever miss any actions again, and which will be launched this year.”

Match analysis
As Thomas pointed out, sportvideos365 offers the unique possibility for clubs to implement match analysis on an affordable basis. When the club decides to record a game with the app, the full 90 minutes will be available to the person that filmed the match.
 
Try it out for free
sportvideos365 gives clubs and teams a new video platform to promote themselves and their matches. Youth Football Scotland are looking for teams to try out this new totally free app, so if you'd like to give it a go, please fill out the form below:
 
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This November, M.S.M Football Ltd is holding a two week Football Showcase for players without a professional club.  Kicking off on 6th November, players are being invited to join a squad from around Europe, to participate in a once in a lifetime opportunity.
 
The Showcase offers daily coaching from former Scotland international duo Ian Murray and Garry O'Connor; challenge matches against a selection of professional clubs, including SPFL Premiership side Hamilton Accies; full training and match-day kit; a professional edited showreel of your match highlights; and 12 months of representation from a FIFA licenced agent. 
 
The challenge matches will be attended by scouts from Scotland, England and throughout Europe. If you have been released from a professional club or have been consistently performing at a top SYFA club but have never had the chance to perform on the big stage, this could be the break you have been waiting for.
 
 
The two week package includes
• 15 nights accommodation (optional)
• Tracksuit, Training and Playing kit for every player
• Professional UEFA A Licensed coaching by Ian Murray & Garry O'Connor
• 4 Friendly games versus Scottish Professional clubs
• Professional individual player highlights footage
• Scouts from Scottish & English clubs attended matches
• 12 Months agency representation (Optional)
• Options to play in Spain or Portugal
• Prize for player of the showcase
• Transport to/from Games/Training
• Specialised coaching
 
Pricing (without accommodation) is approximately £600 (for 14 days). If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information from showcase coordinator Cesare Marchetti, fill out the form below at your earliest convenience. The opportunity is suitable for players aged 16+.
 
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Football is a truly global sport worth billions of pounds. With increased TV revenues, marketing opportunities and ever-growing fan bases, never has there been more job opportunities in the industry.
 
UCFB, a world first in higher education, trains and educates individuals for these roles. Taught in world-class and unique campuses at Wembley Stadium, London, and the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, students become graduates and move on to first class employment within an industry they have a passion for. Students will learn while overlooking the turf of these two famous stadia, providing a truly inspirational setting to live and learn in.
 
At UCFB, 93 percent of UCFB graduates are in full time employment, and two thirds of those work in the football and sport industries with bodies such as The Football Association, Manchester United, Stoke City, Opta and EDP Soccer in New Jersey.
 
From day one, UCFB’s unique approach to higher education equips students for the rigours but also the exciting and life changing experiences a career in this fast paced world can offer. UCFB firmly believe that there are three ingredients necessary for such a career: a degree, a network of contacts and a CV full of fantastic work placements. That’s why UCFB offers the whole package.
 
As well as learning from a band of experienced, industry-based academics, students have the opportunity to apply for truly amazing work experience placements in the UK and abroad. Previous students have worked at football clubs in Brazil, the UEFA Champions League final and England international games at Wembley.
 
And thanks to the unique Complementary Curriculum and Executive Guest Speaker Series, students get the weekly opportunity to hear from industry professionals, ask them questions and gain key contacts for their future careers. Speakers in recent months have included BBC presenter Gabby Logan, World Cup winner George Cohen, Liverpool legend turned Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher and former FA Communications Director Adrian Bevington.
 
As well as partnerships with the likes of The FA and League Managers Association, UCFB recently linked up with the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, the education arm of the 11 times European champions. The ground breaking partnership will see UCFB postgraduate students spend part of their year in the Spanish capital to further enhance their educational experience in a foreign market.
 
The expansion of football and sport means new jobs are being created on a daily basis. From marketing executives at top football clubs to coaches at county associations, and from psychologists at sporting institutions to event organisers at capacity stadiums the opportunities are endless.
From the moment students step into one of UCFB’s incredible campuses, they are told: “Welcome to the football and sport industry".
 
To get more information on a #CareerInSport, fill out the form below:
 
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It may be cold this winter, but that's no reason to put your coach education plans on ice. Coerver® Coaching Scotland have launched their latest double-header of Youth Diploma courses, taking place this November and December. 
 
Coerver® Coaching will be offering a Youth Diploma 1 course in November at Livingston FC, followed by a Youth Diploma 2 course at Rangers FC in December 2016. Courses are suitable for coaches of all levels, whether grassroots or professional academy coaches. And in conjunction with YFS, there is a £100 discount available to anyone who signs up for both.
 
Coerver® Scotland Coaching Director Joe Jones said "Our Youth Diploma courses run mostly at pro clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City, we are delighted to have our latest Youth Diploma 1 course at Livingston FC and our second Youth Diploma 2 course at the outstanding facilities at Rangers FC”.
 
“We have been delivering the Youth Diploma 1 Course for 7 years, with outstanding feedback from coaches on how the courses have helped them to plan challenging, engaging and serious fun training sessions for players. The New Diploma 2 course provides a fantastic link between developing individual players, small group plays and a Team Style of play".
 
“Coerver® have been lucky to work in many big clubs and Federations around the world, and we are happy to bring that experience here to Scottish coaches”
 
The Coerver® Youth Diploma 1 focuses on giving attendees a greater understanding of how to plan and deliver more effective coaching sessions. This will be made possible by learning the Coerver® Session Planner, providing a quick and easy solution to planning weekly, monthly or season long programmes.
 
The Youth Diploma 1 is split over 4 modules, each with a theory & practical.
Module 1
The Coerver® Approach to Coaching (Theory)
Session Planner Warm Up & Speed (Practical)
Module 2 
The Coerver® Curriculum (Theory)            
Session Planner - Moves 1v1 &2v2 (Practical) 
Module 3
Coerver® Season Session Planning (Theory)
Session Planner – Group Play & SSG (Practical)
Module 4
Coerver® Tips to Be a Better Coach (Theory)    
A Model Coerver® Session (Practical)

Course Information:
Dates: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 Nov 2016 Venue: Livingston FC, Almondvale Stadium Alderstone Road, Livingston EH54 7DN            
Times: 9:30am to 4:00pm (both days)
The Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 2 course expands on the knowledge gained from the Youth Diploma 1 course with a focus on how to develop a team style through individual and small group skills teaching both in and out of possession.

The Youth Diploma 2 is split over 4 modules, each with a theory & practical.
Module 1
The Coerver® Approach to Team Play (Theory)
Developing the Coerver Player (Practical)  
Module 2
Coerver® Team Code - Defence (Theory)            
The Box Trap - Defence (Practical)
Module 3
Coerver® Team Code -Attack (Theory)
The Box Tap - Attack (Practical)                                                                      
Module 4
Benefits of Coerver® Team Style (Theory)
The Box Tap - Attack – Finishing (Practical)
 
Course Information:
Dates: Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 Dec 2016 Venue: Rangers FC Murray Park Training Centre Auchenhowie Road, Milngavie, G62 6EJ 
Times: 9:30am to 4:00pm (both days)
 
 
The Course will be delivered by Coerver® Scotland & Portugal Director Gordon Craig. Gordon has worked with Coerver® around the world for over 25 years, he has also worked with the Scottish FA as an Elite Performance coach. He is now working as Coach Educator and Technical Consultant as Rangers FC and is a consultant to SL Benfica.
 
Also giving the course a glowing endorsement was former Celtic legend Lubomir Moravcik. He commented: "I travelled from Prague, especially to attend the Coerver Diploma. As a former International Player, Coerver® is essential not only to kids but the highest level of player. In my opinion, Coerver® is the top technical program in the World."

 
Would you like to express an interest in attending the Coerver® Youth Diploma courses and receive a full information pack? Fill out the form below:
 
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This Easter over 200 teams from 12 countries will descend on the Netherlands, for the festival of football that is the Holland Cup. YFS is teaming up with Trans World Soccer to offer a selection of discounted packages for the event. If you're looking for a international tournament this coming Easter, read on...
 
Gold Package includes:
 
· Pick-up at your clubhouse (or other convenient address) then coach transfer to Newcastle
· Return ferry crossing from Newcastle - IJmuiden (Amsterdam)
· Overnight stay on the ferry in a 4-berth Cabin, including dinners and breakfast on board
· Transfer from IJmuiden to Riviera Beach Holiday Park
· 3 night stay in 5-berth self catering units (mobile homes)
· Shuttle from Riviera Beach to the tournament venues in Almere
 
DATE: Friday 14 - Monday 17 April 2017
VENUE: Almere (outskirts of Amsterdam)
 
Only £349 per person self catering
Only £399 per person Half Board Option
 
Platinum Package includes:
 
· Return flights
· Airport transfers in Holland
· 3 night stay in 4-6 berth self catering units (mobile homes)
· Shuttle from Riviera Beach to the tournament venues in Almere
 
For Scotland (Central Belt)
Flights from Edinburgh or Glasgow
Only £399 per person self catering
Only £449 per person Half Board Option 
 
For Scotland (North)
Flights from Aberdeen
Only £425 per person self catering
Only £499 per person Half Board Option
 
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. The offer expires on Wednesday 19th October. A deposit is required to secure your team’s place. To express an interest and receive further information, fill out the form below:
 
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:00

Three fun activities football fathers will enjoy

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If you have a child or children who play football and consider yourself a ‘footie father’, chances are that you used to play football as lad yourself. Playing and being surrounded by those who do play the sport can turn you into a real football fan, loving every moment of the kids’ games as well as all the professional teams battling it out on the telly. So besides playing and watching football, and encouraging your children to be the best players they can be, here are some fun activities that you as a football father may enjoy.
 
1)      Online football betting
As a football fan you probably have acquired a lot knowledge about the game over many years. A good way to channel that knowledge into something fun and exciting is to try some football online betting offers. Free bets’ website offers you comprehensive betting offers that have some pretty great free bets for you to claim! By registering with Coral bookmakers through the Free bets website, you become eligible for 30 Pounds of free bets! They also offer football insurance for your bets, so that you can be refunded in certain conditions. Coral betting is also available on your mobile device. This means that you can place bets timeously wherever you are, easily and conveniently.
 
2)      Playing football console games
For those who do not play football themselves anymore due to getting older, or sustaining an injury, this activity might be something that will really interest you. Playing football console games like the newly released Fifa 17. Such a football simulation game can be a lot of fun; and it is a good replacement if you really miss playing football yourself, but are physically unable to play anymore. In addition, playing football video games is something that can be a bonding activity to do with your child, if age appropriate. The graphics on the new Fifa 17 game are pretty impressive, so that is definitely worth a try when you have some time!
 
3)      Writing about football
Writing about football is something that many football fathers really enjoy. Whether you privately keep a football journal with all the memories of your children’s football accomplishments, or some kind of more formal and public form of writing. Some people find it very rewarding to start their own football commentary and news blog to keep them occupied. If you have never had a blog before, do not be too worried! Blog sites like WordPress are fairly simple and straightforward to understand and use. Being able to use WordPress sites is also a really good skill to master and have in your back pocket; you never know when you might land up putting that knowledge to work! There is also a really great amount of comradery and friendship within the sports blogging community. Writing is also a really good means of expressing yourself in a creative manner and sharing your viewpoint and opinions with the world.  
Friday, 09 September 2016 13:43

Future Pro USA trial events in February for Girls

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Ever fancied playing in the USA? Every year up and coming Scottish youth players are making the trip across the pond to combine their studies with playing high level football for an American college.
 
After hugely successful September, October and December trial events in Edinburgh, the next Assessment day will take place on Friday 17th February 2017 for Girls at Spartans Academy, Ainslie Park, Edinburgh.
 
If you are interested in taking the same journey as the players below, read on.
 
 
Each Assessment Day will consist of the following:
- Warm up & training session
- Presentation of the Future Pro USA Experience
- Match Assessment by independent coaches
 
 
Vance Sinclair, parent of James Sinclair, who made the move from KSC Town of Kilwinning to Concord University, West Virginia, talked about his experience with Future Pro USA: "I was extremely happy with the professionalism and dedication of the staff at Future Pro USA. Their help in finding my son a place on a US soccer scholarship was invaluable. I was particularly pleased with the level and amount of contacts the company has throughout the US, which gave us a number of offers - allowing us to choose the best fit."
 
To express an interest in attending the Assessment Day February, please fill out the form below:

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