Total FC is an England Football Accredited Club.
We are a well organised, development focused, and a professional grassroots youth football club.
Our football training sessions are based on the FA 4 Corner Model; Social, Physical, Psychological, Technical & Tactical.
We are based in Kidbrooke South East London and registered members of the South East London & Kent Youth Football League (SELKENT) and, affiliated by London FA.
We have 3 Sunday league teams, our U12s (SELKENT league cup finalists 2021-22), our U11 team and our U10 team.
Our U12s are a SELKENT B division team, our U11 team are also a B division team, and our U10 team will start their first season in the D division.
We also offer Futsal training, a Ball Mastery workshop and football training at Schools as part of the national curriculum for PE and now, we are in the process of building 2 new junior Sunday league teams for season 2024-25.
Our team managers and coaches all hold various football coaching licences awarded by the England FA, and all members of our management and coaching team hold an in date enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate. Our team managers and coaches are also trained in safeguarding children and trained to provide emergency first aid in football.
To provide fair playing time to all players during football practice sessions and game time during league and cup matches will be dependent upon the players commitment to the team and performance.
To provide different experiences for players through positions and formations.
All coaches to encourage players to possess and progress the ball through the thirds of the pitch.
Instilling a mentality of aiming to win, but not at all costs.
All members of our football club to promote an enjoyable learning environment and respect for others.
The influence that Total Football has on the modern game is larger than any style of play. This style of play is linked with Ajax and the Dutch National teams of the 1970s and are generally credited for creating this system. But it had its antecedents in various other teams such as the Matthias Sindelar’s Austrian “Wunderteam” of the 1930’s and the Hungary national team or The Mighty Magyars of the 1950s led by Ferenc Puskas.
The tactic of switching positions is called Total Football. Total Football has two concepts - space utilisation and fluidity of positions. Space and time are the most important things in football. You don’t give any team or player the time to think and space to implement. Therefore the teams who follow Total Football follow a high pressure system with a very high defensive line.
Total Football is all about movements. Total Football requires intelligent players who are comfortable on the ball and comfortable playing in every position. It is a pure mind game!