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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 environment.

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. 

Trials 2022

We are pleased to confirm that open trials for the TIPs programme will take place in July 2022.

Belper Leisure Centre
Monday 18th July, 5-6pm, Reception to Year 3 (outfield players only)

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Racecourse Playing Fields
Tuesday 19th July, 5-6pm, Reception to Year 3 (outfield players and goalkeepers)
Tuesday 19th July, 6-7pm, Year 4, 5 and 6 (goalkeepers only)

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Pingle Academy
Thursday 21st July, 5.30-6.30pm, Reception to Year 3 (outfield players only)

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"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!”