Assessment of development placement on the performance pyramid - football.

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Section A3 (V)                Ben Davies

Assessment of development placement on the performance pyramid.





 I am currently playing at performance level. I currently play for Thorns Athletic; we are in the Kidderminster League Division 1.It is a mans league and it is a good standard so I am playing against men a lot stronger and older than myself, but I enjoy the challenge and feel it will help me progress.  It is performance level because the league is organised by the governing body the F.A. We have official referees every week, which are provided by the F.A. If a player receives a yellow card there is a £12 fine, which is paid by the club to the F.A. if a player receives a red card a £36 fine is paid. All teams are allocated a pitch and we play with a full size ball and for 45 minutes each half. Teams can officially complain about referees and write a direct letter to the F.A., referees can officially complain about teams and teams can officially complain about other teams. If a team receives sufficient complaints they could be thrown out the league.

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I started playing football at a very early age, my dad used to kick a ball with me at the age of three. This is when I was at foundation level and when I learned co-ordination skills and how to kick a ball. I continued to play at foundation level, until the age of four. This was a purely leisure activity.


    At the age of four I was taken to Gigmill School to train with Richard Stevens who works for the F.A. to develop young footballers. At this training I was taught basic skills ...

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