Welcome to Haywards Heath Town Youth FC
About Haywards Heath Town YouthFC
Haywards Heath Town Youth FC was formed in 2020, originally Haywards Heath Blues.
We passionately provide grassroots football for our community and have strong links with the senior team. We are a chartered standard club, the coaching team are FA qualified, and our great facilities include a 3g training pitch
Pathway of player and personal progression:
Our Club is built on the foundations of developing players with a view to long term progression into the senior team at Haywards Heath Town FC. We are also about developing skills and behaviours for life beyond football. That’s really important to us.
Focus on development alongside being competitive:
The long-term aim is to develop better players and better people, using football as the vehicle to create memories that will last a lifetime. We will not waiver from that commitment for the sake of winning a football match and believe in our principles. However, we also believe that football is a competitive game played between two teams and striving to win will always be part of how we approach sport.
We care about enjoyment and learning:
It is essential that we create an environment for all people within the Club that they enjoy and in which they also learn. For players, this doesn’t mean that everything is rosy; we know that learning can be hard, people make mistakes and games can be won and lost.
Priority through younger age groups is individual development before the team:
Football is a team game played by individuals and our long-term focus is about developing better players for our Senior team. We will develop players that understand different roles across the team and have a robust, technical base to skilfully apply to the different demands placed on them within the game. All players will learn to play in different positions!
The player is the syllabus:
We will have a programme to help everyone (our player curriculum) and how that is applied will recognise that different players will need different parts at different times. The skill of our coaches will be to develop this through a programme of coaching that focuses on their individual needs. There will be a focus on the development of their psychological skills to ensure we develop ‘thinking’ players that have a solid and broad skill set also.
Now that we have several age groups, we would like to start a Boot Box, where pre-loved boots are available for growing boys and girls.
If you have a pair of Boots that no longer fit you but are still in good condition, you can do one of the following:-
Donate them for someone else
Swap them for a different size
Or choose a pair and donate an amount to the Club Funds in the Money Box provided
Boot Box is located at the container next to the Astro pitch at Hanbury Lane
Good teams, whatever the circumstances or the atmosphere or the pitch, find a way of playing.Gareth Southgate