Since its inception in 2013, Cat4 PSM Academy has gone from strength to strength. Over the last two years, our team has worked tirelessly to build a great reputation and establish solid relationships with football clubs from grassroots level through to the premier league. The majority of our players are from the North East of England, however due to our ever expanding network we now attract players from all regions in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.
Cat4 PSM Academy provides a platform for the continued career development of young players. Via our showcase games, training sessions and our annual elite training camp, players are given the chance to display their talents to professional clubs, whether it be for the first time or for those who have been released from academies and are looking for a new opportunity.
Catalyst4 work on other elements of our players’ development such as media training. The boys are educated on how they should prepare themselves for a life in professional football and potentially in the spotlight of the media via mock television interviews. In addition, the importance of social media etiquette (which is monitored on a weekly basis by our staff) is discussed and advice given on potential pathways going forward should a career in professional football not be attained.
We have seen a fantastic success rate as a result of our Academy training camps and showcase games with over 30 of our players signing scholarships or professional terms. Will McCamley, 18 is now with Huddersfield Town, Daniel Dodds, 18 is now in his third year with Middlesbrough FC and Josh Giacomini and Kyle Soper are in their second years with Morecambe FC and Carlisle United respectively.
Catalyst4 PSM continues to work closely with South Shields FC Elite Academy and Sunderland College and are delighted that current players have gained international recognition for England.
Furthermore, we are excited to announce that from next season the Elite Academy will have an international pathway with the ability for some of the best players from the UK and the rest of the world to join this prestigious program.
For more information please follow the link below:
We have high hopes for our new crop of Academy players in 2020.
Catalyst4 PSM are very proud to be associated with South Shields FC Academy and have played an integral role in the club’s recruitment over the last three years. Below is a link to an article by Darren Tinmouth which highlights the contribution our players have made to South Shields FC.
Should you have any players you would like to bring to our attention to be included in future Cat4 PSM Academy games and events or if you represent a Club that would be interested in playing against our Academy please contact our office.
Please check back regularly for updates and upcoming events!
Football Development Catalyst
South Shields FC Elite Academy 2020 Joiners
The trial dates are: October Half Term 2019
Details to follow
Please see the PDF link below for information provided for 2019 Joiners Trials:
Costa Blanca Cup
Working with our Spanish Consultant Ken Douglas, Cat4 PSM were invited to participate in the FIFA Costa Blanca Cup this July. It was a fantastic opportunity for our players to experience football in a foreign environment and compete against teams from all over Europe. Our team reached the quarter finals but were unfortunately beaten on penalties. You can watch our video diary of the event on our You Tube channel. As a result of the tournament, one player has accepted a professional opportunity in Sweden and another is currently on trial with a professional Club in Norway. The tournament was a great success and we have been invited back to participate next year, which we look forward to.
FA Affiliation Number: T-NHU1413