Moving from academy football into a scholarship, then on to a professional contract can be an overwhelming experience for young players. The entire journey requires careful management to ensure players are protected, and that they’re ready for all possible outcomes, including being released from a contract.
To help players prepare, we have designed the PFA Introduction course (Psychology, Performance and Wellbeing) – an online education platform to give young players a thorough insight into the challenges of full-time professional football.
This course isn’t compulsory, but it has lots of useful information to help you as you start your professional career. It’s easy to follow and nothing like schoolwork so it won’t cause you any additional stress. Get your club-specific link from your Player Care team so you can check out a couple of modules and see what you think.
These modules have useful information for both players and parents, and can be a good way to spark conversations about any concerns you have. If you need advice about something in particular, you can contact our Youth Advisory team for free confidential advice at any time.