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Our mission

Rovers' mission is to attract, develop, motivate and retain the best natural talent in Doncaster by providing the best possible experience for young players.

There's nothing better than cheering a local boy stepping on the pitch for his local team and the success of the Academy can allow this to happen. 

Our vission

Our vision is to be the destination of choice for the best 8-18-year-old footballers locally and regionally. 

We recruit potential players and provide opportunity, through our technical, tactical physical and psychological development programme.

Our ethos

We aim for each Academy graduate to be: 

  • Brain - have football know-how and be switched on to learning and developing.
  • Ball - be gifted on the ball.
  • Body - take good care of your body and develop athletisism. 
  • Brave - be confident in everything they do and decisions that are made. 

A well rounded individual is a credit to themselves, their families, their coaches and the club.

Our people ethos

To develop independent, strong minded, balanced individuals, who can cope with the wider demands of the profession, are a credit to us as people. And who develop a deep and long understanding affinitiy to our football club.

  • Develop players and deliver comprehensive football education.
  • Play with pride, passion, perseverance and professionalism.
  • We have excellence throughout our staff at every level.
  • We continually aspire to improve and grow.
  • All Academy players have individual programmes to meet their development needs.
  • Players and parents have clear visibility of their targets at all age groups. 
  • Every player is important and has potential - they feel special and valued. 

Our philosophy

Off the field: to develop young people who possess outstanding personal skills and qualities.

On the field: to develop technically gifted, competitive, decision making players with a winning mentality. 

Playing philosophy:

  • Incisive possession based football
  • Agressive and energetic out of possession 
  • Successful decision making in transition - can we counter quickly? Do we retain and build patiently? 

Our principles

  • We are a team with one goal.
  • Player development is everything.
  • We challenge every player in our system.
  • Learning is always fun and varied. 
  • We provide support for each player's development.
  • Standards are consistently high - putting demands on eachother. 
  • We create excellent people aswell as excellent footballers.

Player centred approach

We have a player centred approach at Rovers with one philosophy delivered by all staff.

We focus on:

  • Delivering the Doncaster Rovers philosophy.
  • Being organised and enthusiastic.
  • Creating a positive learning envrionment.
  • Delivering technically creative players. 
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