Our Mission

The Academy was formed to provide more opportunities for the youth of the greater Tallaght area to train at higher levels and compete at competitive levels. Our mission is to develop soccer skills, as well as build relationships and social foundations, that will help kids in the game of soccer and throughout life. While our Academy teams strive to compete at the highest levels of competition, we are fully committed to training under the concepts of leadership; speed, balance, and agility; fundamental skills and technique; and situational recognition (read and react). We believe that an early commitment to these concepts establishes a solid technical and mental foundation for which to continue building upon at Shamrock Rovers and beyond. We intend to accomplish this mission with an experienced coaching staff and a uniquely diverse pool of trainers and players that together represent the most effective and comprehensive club soccer program in the greater Dublin area.

Junior Academy U4-U7



* Minimum 25 weeks coaching in a safe fun environment

* Suitable for kids born 2005, 2006 and 2007

* Commences Sunday 16th September

* Venue: Postal Club, Kiltipper Road, Dublin 24. 10am-11am


Cost: Option 1 - 2 payments of 60euro

         Option 2 - 120euro for the whole year

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Shamrock Rovers Youth Academy U8-U18 


Shamrock Rovers FC Academy commenced in season 2009/2010 and takes place at St. Marks Community School on a weekly basis in an October-March - 25 week technical development programme. The Academy is in its third season running this season and has proved to be highly successful with all our underage teams and coaches taking part in it on Tuesday nights.


Catering for over 250 schoolboy players from u8 to u16 in a four hour period, the academy is staffed by UEFA “A” and “B” level qualified coaches with vast experience in the technical development of young players.   


Amongst the topics covered include:

  • SAQ - Speed, Agility, Quickness training
  • Ball Mastery (Coerver) - dribbling, turns, feints, skill
  • Small Sided games
  • Skill techniques – Passing & control techniques, foot, chest, thigh, head
  • Space Awareness / Control / Passing

Awareness and teaching in sequence – Space to Receive Ball, Body position, relevant touch/control & decision-making to set up accurate pass/shot/dribble

  • 3v0; 3v1; 4v2; 5v2
  • 2v2 - attacking combinations (wall-passes, crossovers, takeovers, overlapping) to create attacking overloads
  • 2v2 - basic defending; pressure & cover, dealing with attacking overloads
  • 3v3, 4v4, 5v5 – defending as a unit & attacking through creation of space             
  • 7 v 7 - shape / proper positioning; defence v attack
  • 9 v 9 - shape / proper positioning; defence v attack
  • 11 v 11 shape; defending as a unit, attacking as a unit (11 aside)
  • Types of systems 4-4-2 / 4-3-3 & Flexible 4-4-2 (11 aside)

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