Talent ID

Advanced Player Development Squad Programme

The Advanced Player Development Squad Programme (APDS) has been developed as a platform for the most talented footballers, from across the Scottish Borders, to provide them with the opportunity to reach their footballing potential. Whether this is reaching the highest levels of the professional game or playing to the best of an individual’s ability at a more local level, this programme is the gateway to furthering a footballing career.

Young players face more challenges than ever before, including the need to meet 10,000 hours ‘continual; relevant; high quality practice’ in order to achieve the top levels of their game. 


The APDS Programme has been established to provide the continual coaching hours required by running for 50 weeks of the year, with each session lasting 90 minutes.