CACT offers talented players from within their community programmes an opportunity to train each week at one of CACT's Advanced Centres.
All players selected will be coached by UEFA A and UEFA B licence coaches over a 10-week programme, working to a specialised CAFC Academy-designed curriculum focusing on enhancing technical abilities in players.
After the 10-week programme, some players will unfortunately be asked to leave the centre, but most will be invited to either carry on or potentially attend a trial to try and gain a place within the Charlton Athletic Academy.
Players are selected for the Advanced Centre through attending one of a number of CACT Football and Sports Development programmes. Please see a list of programmes available below:
- Football Holiday Programmes
- Charlton Challenge
- Toddler School
- Primary School Delivery
If a player within one of these programmes shows the CACT coaches signs of great technical ability, good game understanding and excellent movement skills, they may be asked to attend one of the Advanced Centres.
The Advanced Centre programme is just for male players at the moment, but CACT work closely with the Charlton Athletic Girls Centre of Excellence programme and any female players who attend Football and Sports Development programmes and show signs of ability will be recommended to them.