Playing philosophy

Our Playing Philosophy

At The Holmshaw Academy, our aim is to create ‘the all-rounded player’ that can be adaptable and creative in any position.

As influenced by the famous Ajax philosophy, we believe the way to create this player is by training and playing players in every position!

To allow players to have time to learn and develop in every position, we believe in creating a possession-based style of football. We believe in creating offensive-minded players that look to quickly play the ball forwards to attempt to score. Our playing philosophy is greatly influenced by AFC Ajax, who we believe have time and time again developed the best tactically and technically gifted footballers in world football!

Our playing philosophy is to play offensive-minded possession based football, which is attractivecreativefast to watch and includes player rotation!

Sam Holmshaw – Technical Director