Saints Global

The Southampton Way – Club Partnership Program

Discovery Phase

Before beginning our relationship with you as a club, we will need a comprehensive understanding of your club’s specific needs, upon which we will discuss and assess how we can support your club appropriately with you so you can implement the Southampton way within your club.  This can be done online, or for an additional fee, a visit to you in your home town.   

Implement the Southampton Way into your club

Following an assessment of your club, we will deliver a phased programme comprising of the following: Technical coaching activity appropriate to club level, technical abilities of players and the ages of players within the club structure Athletic development activity appropriate to club level, physical abilities of players and the ages of players within the club structure   This content will be disseminated online using an accessible platform that your club, and your coaches will be provided access to that contains material relevant to your club’s team level (s) and age group(s)   

Mentoring and support


The Partner Club Technical Director will be able to speak to the FDSC support team to ask questions and receive mentoring relating to their own club’s curriculum, coach development and athletic development requirements.  

The Partner Club Technical Director will be able to email the FDSC specific email address with questions at any time, and the FDSC support team will source the appropriate answer from the most appropriate technical expert.

Monthly Partner Club Master Class

Each month, there will be a Master Class Webinar with one of our FDSC experts broadcast live for interactive feedback, and recorded for those who cannot attend the live feed

Coaching Clinic at NSCAA Convention

 At the annual NSCAA Convention, our FDSC experts will host a Coaching Clinic for Partner Club coaches who are in attendance

The Southampton FC Coaches Journal

A subscription for all your club’s coaches to the bi-annual Southampton FC Coaches Journal with features on coaching, athletic development and player performance and news from partner clubs

Annual Club Progress Evaluation

An annual partner club evaluation will take place between SFC and the partner club based on the criteria used by Double-Pass (the organisation employed by Premier League and US Soccer to assess the status of a player development academy) – the depth of the evaluation will be appropriate to the club, and will provide guidance on areas for improvement and where good practice is taking place

Additional Benefits that you will benefit from as part of the program are: 

  • Talent pathway
  • Coaching - Optional   
  • SFC Coaches in USA/Canada
  • SFC Coaches Conference
  • SFC Coaches Conference USA
  • International Tournament Football - Optional
  • The Southampton Cup
  • Brand Affiliation
  • IP Rights & Imagery
  • Club UK Visits – open invitation
  • Tickets 
  • Stadium Tour
  • Staplewood Campus Access
  • SFC Consultancy - Optional