Talent Identification Programme (TIPs)
Our Talent Identification Programme (TIPs) is our invite-only football programme which provides the opportunity for 5-12 year old boys to benefit from advanced coaching and to develop within the Derby County player pathway where applicable.
All sessions are designed to develop the skills relevant for the modern game and are delivered at high tempo in weekly sessions across Derbyshire.
Within the programme players will complete in an Elite Game Programme where they will play counterpart teams from other clubs, including Stoke City, West Brom, Leicester City, Shrewsbury Town and Cardiff City. This allows players to experience playing within a competitive environments, with many grassroots fixtures also scheduled to ensure game play for all participants.
Annual trials are held each summer and you can register your interest using the form on this page. Any further opportunities to trial will be advertised on our social media channels.
Sessions run across Derbyshire to allow as many players as possible to join the programme:
- Racecourse Playing Fields, Derby
- Pingle School, Swadlincote
- Belper Leisure Centre, Belper
Participants will be invited to order personalised TIPs kit and should bring their own labelled water bottle and any other equipment required. We advise against bringing any valuables to the session.
All children can be left unattended for the full duration of the session as all our coaching staff hold relevant qualifications and Enhanced DBS certificates.
For more information please fill in the form below or contact Sam Howard, TIPs Co-ordinator, on 01332 416140 or at email@example.com
"I just wanted to say how much my child has loved training and playing matches with you this season. You've made it a wonderful experience for him and it's been great to see him enjoying it, playing with a smile on his face, improving as a player and getting to know his teammates, so thank you!”