Premier League academy stars to return to training in the coming weeks

Premier League clubs’ academy stars to return to training in the coming weeks with youth set-ups primed to follow same protocols as senior sides… but reopening academies is more complex task than Project Restart

  • Premier League academy stars are set to return to training in the coming weeks
  • Youth set-ups are primed to follow the same training protocols as senior sides
  • Academies’ different age groups are expected to have a phased return 

England’s next generation of stars will begin returning to training over the coming weeks as academies push ahead with resuming player development.

Sportsmail understands Premier League academies are planning to resume towards the end of this month, with proposals for the start of next season to be discussed at Wednesday’s shareholders meeting.

Youth set-ups are primed to follow the same initial stage one training protocols as senior sides, with small-sided sessions and players arriving in kit.

The Premier League’s academy stars are set to return to training in the coming weeks

Different age groups are expected to have a phased return, with the reopening of academies a more complex task than Project Restart.

This academy season was cancelled in May. No fixed date has yet been put to clubs on when the 2020-21 campaign will start although some expect a clearer picture on Wednesday.

The season will begin no earlier than September 12, but there is a desire to complete this term’s FA Youth Cup. 

This is at the semi-final stage, with Chelsea facing Manchester United and Manchester City taking on Blackburn Rovers.

Youth set-ups are primed to follow the same initial stage one training protocols as senior sides where players returned, although in non-contact sessions in small groups of up to five




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