HAWKS DNA is the playing & coaching philosophy of our Club
We are the Hawks & this is our DNA
The aim of the Hawks DNA resource is to help our club and the Players and Coaches to learn more about the vision for all the Hawks Teams and future Hawks Players.
We want to ensure the ways of working being developed ensure consistency and connection between all our age-group teams.
HAWKS FC IS COMMITTED AS A KEY FUNDAMENTAL VALUE TO FAIRNESS & EQUALITY IN PLAYING TIME OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL ITS PLAYERS
Our aim is that the DNA will help to create a strong developmental culture at our club where coach and player development leads to successful teams, better coaches, better players, better people and Young Leaders.
Hawks DNA consists of 5 core elements
Creating the Hawks DNA
The Coaches at the Club attended a number of National and Regional Coach education events and conferences over the last 6 years linked to the FA Youth Review and launch of England DNA.
Under the England DNA Project clubs were encouraged to develop there own DNA and Hawks decided to link this to the themes within the England DNA.
In December 2013 the coaches discussed with the players what was important to the Young Players and why they enjoyed playing football as part of the Your Kids , Your Say initiative.
In August 2015 the coaches and players openly discussed together the first two core elements of the DNA. - Who We Are & How We Play.
The players were encouraged to come up with a series of words that we would use to set a vision of who the Hawks were and start developing a deep culture within the club.
Following on from this we began looking at How We Play and decided again to use a set of words as a blueprint for developing a playing style.
Our aim is to continually strive to improve and evolve our ways of working and thinking.
The content of the Hawks DNA will evolve to reflect the changing trends in the modern game, latest research and new ideas and inputs.
We want this to be player led with elements of guided discovery for our young players and coaches.
We want to maintain the highest standards on and off the pitch and use Football as the vehicle to not only develop better players and coaches but also better people.
As we evolve we want to leave our club and our shirt in a better place.
As our New Younger Hawks Team have begun in 2018 and our older Teams reach maturity and play on full sized pitches we have further refined our plans whist making sure we retain our Culture & and our values around Pride, Identity, High Standards and Sportsmanship.
Matt Crocker & Gareth Southgate of the FA talk about England DNA