As we`ve earlier informed, FC Anji Academy will form new groups on a fee paying basis.
Chief Executive Officer of the club gives more detailed information on it.
- Magomed Shapigadzhievich, as we see, the decision was caused by a strong interest from the Dagestani boys and their parents in Anji and football, right?
- Yes, this was the first thing. The Academy`s general groups are simply not able to admit all those guys. That`s why we`ve been thoroughly testing all the candidates trying not to miss the most talented and up-and-coming ones.
However, at the suggestion of Gadzhi Muslimovich the new idea started up, we discussed it with the Academy`s Sports Director Sergei Nikitin and the consulting coach Fuat Usta and arrived at conclusion: the idea is all round helpful.
First, it`ll help to keep control of those guys, who failed to enter the Academy on the first try. It often happens that a 9-year-old boy leaves the coaches underwhelmed, but significantly improves his play two years after. Every boy of the commercial group must know he can hope to prove himself and make the general team.
Even if this is not to happen, if the boy isn`t destined to become a new football star or at least a common professional footballer – anyway, the positive aspect is that the boy indulges in sports. He doesn`t smoke or addict to alcohol or drugs, but leads a healthy life, plays football. Anyhow, the Academy still fulfills its social function, now in a more extended way.
- How many groups are planned to be formed?
- Initially, we`ll found three groups of respective ages: U7-8, U9-10, U11-12 with 20-25 boys in each. In future we plan to extend this direction.
- The groups will be formed on a fee paying basis. What is the amount involved?
- Approximately 5 000 rubles per month from one boy. This sum will cover the passenger fare to a practice and back, the outfit, the coaching fee and possible attendance of away tournaments.
We, by no means, intend to make money at children. The calculation of the sum is made considering the expenses only.
Workout schedule will be easier than in the general groups: most probably they`ll have two practices and one match per week. Some working points are still in the talking stage.
- The idea is expected to be executed in the shortest possible time, right?
- Yes, we intend to start recruiting boys to the first groups already in May. The idea serves as a signal of interest in another aspect as well: the club continues developing and lives its entertaining life. The formation of the Academy is one of the key aspects of FC Anji activity and the development of the Dagestani football.