How do you measure the quality of a youth academy? There are different ways, as a football club, to get a better insight into the quality of your youth academy. Often – maybe too often – clubs look at the level at which their youth teams compete. Another indicator that says something about a club’s youth academy is the flow into professional football and the club’s first team. But what other aspects contribute to the quality of a youth academy?
The Quality & Performance program for youth academies has already given us a better understanding of how quality among youth academies can be measured. But it is not comprehensive. This is why NMC Bright now introduces the Learning Environment Monitor. A tool for ambitious football clubs who want to gain a better understanding of their youth academy’s learning environment.
DO YOU HAVE AN OPTIMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN PLACE?
Players, parents and coaches are asked to give their opinion on the basis of our specifically designed questionnaires. The monitor is based around five pillars that support an optimal learning environment. After analyzing the outcomes of the research, targeted recommendations can be given to further improve the learning environment in pursuit of being the best possible academy.
Many sports federations and professional youth football academies like Feyenoord, Ajax and AZ Alkmaar already implemented the Learning Environment Monitor. As of now, the Learning Environment Monitor is available to all football clubs who want to take their youth academy to the next level.
In case you are interested, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.