Why play for our FootieBugs Academy?

a footiebugs session on an outdoor pitch at night
The FootieBugs Academy is an elite training programme for children U6s- U14s.


We are the only coaching company across the country that directly recruits children into professional football clubs. We actively feed in West Midlands clubs, such as Aston Villa, Birmingham City FC, Wolverhamton, Walsall and Coventry.

Since the Academy launched in 2017, 84 children from the FootieBugs Academy were either signed or put on trial at top Premiership and Championship football clubs around the West Midlands alone.

The Academy has Grassroots connections throughout Solihull and Birmingham, which gives all Academy children the opportunity to develop their individual technical ability during training with the Academy itself, but also work on positioning, movement and styles of play, against Grassroots teams in friendly fixtures.

The FootieBugs Academy has grown over the last 3 years with ongoing support and commitment from parents in the Solihull and Birmingham area which has allowed us to move in the right direction. Due to the support we now offer a ‘Bring a friend’ promotion which gives parents a full month refund of the Academy. With us continuously growing and supporting each child with their development, as part of the membership we write and hand out development reports quarterly, along with hold parent’s evenings. Without keeping parents in the dark, we want all parents to have the knowledge of exactly what their children will be learning in the training sessions.

Moreover, U10s and U11s + will now undergo new fitness and gym sessions as part of their training hours. This will enable the children to build on strength & conditioning, as well as muscular activation.

Finally, our Academy philosophy is to get ‘each child one step closer to professionalism’. We aim to do this by helping children improve their technical ability on the football, improve their tactical understanding in different match situations and helping them remain positive in all aspects of the game to make them resilient to any negativity.

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