Our Training Sessions
We develop the athletic skills required for success in the modern game
Our training sessions aim at improving the key performance indicators for every pitch position in football. This includes competent body control in all directions, safe jumping, and landing.
We utilise power-developing ballistic movements, such as medicine ball work and joint stabilising and strengthening work, to help try to keep you injury-free. We will also work on your speed development, through the correct technical models for sprinting and plyometric work.
The majority of our physical training sessions take place at our home venue The National Taekwondo Centre in Manchester, the center provides us with the very latest technology and equipment required to provide you and your athlete with the best possible experience.
In the summer months (so long as it’s not tipping it down, that is) we take what we’ve coached in the gym and put it into practice on the pitch working on football-specific conditioning, shooting, and finishing or defending skills.These sessions take place at Whalley Range AFC.
”In our opinion, Richardson Sport seems to have filled a vital gap in the academy system
1-2-1 Training Outcomes
UNDERSTANDING: A better understanding of the academy setup and what your coaches are looking for
CONFIDENCE: Increased confidence and awareness of personal behavior in the academy environment
KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of how to consistently train and compete at the highest level
IMPROVEMENTS: Improved athletic ability and overall fitness specifically for football
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Our coaching packages start from 12 sessions for £600 and are based on one session per week for the duration of the package.
However, during off-season, some athletes choose to use some of their sessions intensively (usually during the school holidays) and in the lead up to returning to their respective clubs in order to ensure that they #GoBackReady.
Please note you may be asked to adjust your payments to keep them on track with usage if you opt to use some of the sessions in the way described above. There is also the opportunity (availability permitting) to use some of the sessions to work on the player’s footwork and finishing skills outside on the 3G Astro Pitches, or at our outdoor summer venue on a fabulously maintained grass pitch (weather permitting). These sessions must be booked in advance.
To sign up for one of our 1-2-1 Coaching Packages, please fill in your details on the contact form and a member of our dedicated team will get back to you within 24 hours.
Please note that 24-hours’ notice is required to cancel a pre-booked session. Where no notice is received your session will be marked as “DID NOT SHOW” in our client database and you will be charged for the session.
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
AmandaParent of Academy Player
“Thank you, Wayne, for the continued support with Ewan’s sports performance. Your coaching has played a huge part in progressing Ewan’s strength, speed and fitness, so much so that he has been offered a further 2-year contract with a Rochdale Academy. Your sessions push him mentally and physically and he looks forward to getting back to the sessions.”
Gary LaverickParent to Academy Player
“I couldn't speak more highly of Wayne and the team at Richardson Sport. Not only is he a fantastic coach but a great mentor. He is really passionate about his students and takes time to understand what drives them to make a better athlete. Thank you Wayne and Richardson Sport”
StacyParent of Academy Player
“My daughter has just started a course of sessions with Wayne, she found the first session really useful. Her exact words were, ‘that you've connected a lot of dots’. She has always been a child that is eager to learn and be the best she can be. So she is really looking forward to working with you and can already see the benefit that you will bring to her football. Thank you.”
AdamParent or Academy Player
“My son has really enjoyed his sessions at Richardson sport, He has felt very welcome and treated as an athlete, I would like to thank Wayne, Andy and Emma for all there support, for ensuring that his progress and happiness have been central to his achievements.
Since attending Richardson in the last eight months he results have been outstanding." In strength, speed, awareness, and attitude.”
RobParent of Grassroots Player
“My son spent around 10 weeks working with Wayne in his football athletic development sessions & loved it. He’s never been blessed with pace but Wayne taught him techniques that gave him the boost that he needed.”
GillParent of Academy Player
“It's time to say thank you to you Wayne. We've said it before, you've worked on his physical and mental strength. His self belief over the last year has been great and he's great at driving and motivating himself now. They don't teach you these things too well at school but they're brilliant life skills that he will take with him whatever he does. Thank you Wayne. You're brillant.”