BSFA’s highest quality coaching staff can help children of all abilities to develop their own personal, social, physical and technical skills. The BSFA Academy offers your child a unique opportunity, whether it’s a regular weekly session after school or an action-packed holiday camp in the school holidays, BSFA will create a fun, exciting and enjoyable environment to learn all aspects of the game.

Our main objective is for local boys and girls to be coached in a fun filled environment with the opportunity to progress into an elite training facility based on selection.

BSFA is an independent coaching organisation and are delighted to have been asked to be a part of the AFC Bournemouth Elite ID Coaching team. With all the coaches at BSFA having played for AFC Bournemouth its great to have that connection with a club we all played for and support.

Your children will love being expertly coached by very experienced ex Professional footballers filled with lots of fun and games. We will also teach the technical and tactical aspects of the game through skill practices like Penalty shootouts, crossbar challenges, conditioned games and small-sided matches.
All sessions will be age specific and carefully selected on ability to ensure your child is active at all times.

Every Coach is DBS checked, First Aid Trained & hold a valid Welfare Safeguarding certificate. Once you have dropped your child off you can have peace of mind knowing your son or daughter will be safe and looked after.

Medals and Certificates will also be awarded to children that the coaches feel tried hard, listened and performed well.


Our main emphasis on every session is to have fun, make friends and play with a smile. We all love to win but we look to concentrate on developing children’s confidence, understanding of the game and ability rather than the result.

BSFA Players Aged 5-6 years old 

1. Develop confidence with the football at your feet.

2. To help promote a positive attitude to any disappointments.

3. Express yourself and not be afraid to make a mistake.

4. Show good enthusiasm.

5. Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy

BSFA Players Aged 7-9 years old

1. Show a good attitude and react to any disappointments in a positive manner.

2. Express yourself and not be afraid to make mistakes.

3. Be competitive show a will to win.

4. Take responsibility in and out of possession to make the right decision.

5. Improve awareness, know whats around you to be one step ahead of your opponent.

BSFA Players aged 10 years old +

1. Show a good attitude a will to win and react to any disappointments in a positive manner.

2. Improved focus on fitness, strength, agility and power.

3. Have a greater awareness to make decisions even before you receive the ball.

4. Tactically aware of formations, positions and certain responsibilities.

5.  C.C.C  Competitive, Creative, Confident