In 2012, Double Pass and the Premier League worked together to optimise the English youth academies and ultimately their players potential. Together we created the ‘Elite Player Performance Plan’ also known as the ‘EPPP’.
The EPPP is a long-term vision with the aim of giving English football the ability to create the best academy system in the world. It allows clubs to produce more and better quality home grown players. Together with Academy Managers, Premier League clubs, the Football League, the FA and other important stakeholders we have created this ambitious project. The Academies were audited by Double Pass and afterwards they have been put in one of four categories. The highest category will give clubs more funding to extend its elite environment and make more strategic decisions.
One focus of the EPPP is to allow players more time to practice with their coaches, as well as encourage the links with local school to not only aid the players in their development as a footballer but also to help to take care of young players from an academic point of view.