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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Question: Who are Next Top Footballer and why should I choose them
Answer: Next Top Footballer specialise in football trials for children aged 7-
Question: How does Next Top Footballer get players trials with Pro Clubs
Answer: Next Top Footballer has a database of clubs and scouts which it uses to match up our players. Pro clubs are beginning to take players in as young as 6 years old to develop them from a young age. By offering these clubs a number of talented footballers all in one place, we are doing half the job for the clubs. We give each club we link with sole choosing of any players they want to invite in.
Question: Will there be scouts at the assessment days or just the trials day?
Answer: At the assessment days no scouts will be present. The assessment days main aim is to highlight players who possess the 4 skills we are measuring; passing, shooting, dribbling & speed. At the Trials day, players will play in small sided games. Scouts will be present at this stage as they can then see a players decision making in a match situation.
Question: After the Assessment Days how long before I get my results and find out if I have been selected for the trials day?
Answer: After the Assessment days it usually takes between 7-
Question: How do I sign up for one of the Assessment Days?
Answer: The easiest way to sign up for one of our Assessment Days is via our website. It gives you automatic confirmation of your booking and is quick and easy via PayPal. If you are booking through your school or football club you can pay by cheque. Book now.
Question: How much does an Assessment Day cost?
Answer: Our Assessment Days are currently priced at £20 per child. We feel this is excellent value for money.
Question: How much does the Trail Day costs if I get through to this stage?
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Question: Will the Trials Day showcase matches be split into age groups?
Answer: Yes. At the Trials day we invite the top 70 children to attend. We invite 14 players at U7’s. We invite 14 players at U8’s, 14 players at U9, 14 players at U10 and 14 players at U11’s. They will then play in a 7' aside match.
Question: What about goalkeepers?
Answer: At Next Top Footballer we don’t currently offer a ‘goalkeeper only’ assessment day. When we collate the scores we firstly order them by age. We then also order them by position. So all goalkeeper scores will be combined and we will choose the two best goalkeeper scores for each age group.
Question: Am I guaranteed a football trial with a pro club after the Trials Day?
Answer: One player at each of our Trial Days are offered a 6 week trial with one
of our partnered club. At the clubs discretion, they may choose to invite other players
in for a trial too. All remaining players will be offered the chance to continue
training at their nearest Pro Player Centre venue and benefit from high quality coaching
and the chance to play semi-