Academy Performance Plan 2017-18

Rochdale AFC are the Number 1 Academy for Productivity at Category 3 for the 2nd year in succession. This means that over the last 3 years the Academy has produced more home grown players to play 1st team football than any other club in the country at Category 3. We are the 2nd highest in the English Football League and 3rd highest across the country including the Premier League. (Source: The Premier League)

The success of the Academy is built around a comprehensive Academy Performance Plan linked to the Elite Player Performance Plan Key Performance Indicators.

The Academy Performance Plan is in a number of documents which come together to form the whole plan. These are to view by clicking on the link:

Vision, Leadership & Finance

Football including Performance Analysis


Sport Science & Medicine

Operations, Talent ID & Games

External Partnerships

The Player

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