Player care for professional football teams at Fit4All Daycamps

Case Study: Fulham Football Club Academy

After a briefing from the Academy Operations Manager, Fulham F.C. Academy players were set to join us for a day of their pre-season preparation. The theme of the day was player care.

For us, this means a big focus on mental health; in particular, helping young players to communicate better with each other both on and off the field and also communicating effectively with others in their day to day lives. Player care also means addressing how the players are bonding as a group. Every session of the day was designed with team-building at the centre of it.

Part of what makes our experiences powerful and effective for our guests is that they are taken away from their daily environment which provides a break from their routines and competitive atmosphere, and into a situation where they have a chance to reflect on how they are progressing and learning ways to live a healthier, more balanced life.

With this, we often provide a touch of luxury for our guests. However, the only real luxury the players enjoyed with us was their food. A hot and cold super-healthy lunch buffet and snacks throughout the afternoon. The briefing from the coaching staff was to deliver an effective and challenging fitness element for the day to top up the players, with the new season approaching…