The Parry Junior Soccer School (PJSS) was established in November 2017, by former Cardiff City and Wales international Paul Parry.

Our ethos is firmly on the beliefs, of creating an environment for potentially ELITE young footballers, to learn and play without the fear of making mistakes.

The PJSS platform provides players who are likely to be excelling at grass roots level, whilst not currently making the level with professional academies.

We know that players will develop both physically and mentally at different times, so we nurture them and encourage them with top level coaching through both training, our games programmes and ultimately improving their opportunities to make that step into a professional academy.

PJSS was established in November 2017 and has gone from strength to strength. We have grown 3 regional development centres, we have joined the Junior Premier League – entering 6 squads, and have circa 250 young talented players throughout our different squads, attend sessions with us on a weekly basis.


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The Junior Premier League is a player development focused league, driving innovation and ensuring every player has a premier experience.


We endeavour to be the world’s best provider of competitive opportunities for development and advancement in youth football.


The Junior Premier League is now 10 years old and from a small beginning, we are now England’s only National league for youth players from U8 to U18 and are the largest league in the country with over 25,000 players.

1. Playing environment – we endeavour to create an environment where development comes first. Competition can be fun and players do enjoy winning but we focus our ethos on enabling players to express themselves without fear of making mistakes and without fear of the result. The important thing is we educate the coaches and parents before the season and then throughout the season to understand and support this ethos.

2. Minimum game time rule – every player selected for a match day squad must play at least 50% of the game.

3. Playing over periods – this helps create a window for coaches to work with players to enhance their individual performance and means less shouting from the sidelines during the game, so expect to see matches over 3 periods for Under 10s and below and 4 periods for all age groups above that.

4. Coaching standards – all coaches working in the JPL must be a minimum of Level 2 to ensure all players receive the best chance of reaching their individual potential.

5. Unrivalled player pathways – in the JPL 1 in 11 players progress into an English Professional academy. Much more progress into high-level non-professional football and college football.

6. By being player focused our retention rate for players staying within the game is 97%. This is because players being coached at a higher level means they develop further and therefore can remain in the game at the highest level possible. Compare this to below 60% nationally and you can see the difference the JPL makes.

7. Rep team’s – we run representative teams who have the opportunity to showcase their ability in front of professional clubs regularly, they have the opportunity to attend high-level coaching camps with top coaches and get to play internationally in prestigious tournaments.

8. Tours – players have the opportunity to attend tours to fantastic tournaments in Europe as well as a prestigious tour to Real Madrid. This trip offers the players and coaches the chance to live like a pro staying at the Spanish FA HQ hotel, training at Real Madrid’s first team and academy training facility as well as playing Spanish opposition.

9. Club Standards – JPL carefully selects all clubs to ensure they are offering a great environment for players. This isn’t only in terms of coaching resource but it’s also important for players to have an environment where they feel safe to train and play and that the club has the appropriate infrastructure in place to allow them to be the best athlete they can be.

10. Club Development – we work with clubs to help them grow, this can be as simple as advertising trials across social media but can be as advanced as working with clubs on plans of how to improve what they do and how this will attract and develop more players. Marketing support, social media development, club growth, technical plans, training plans are all part of what we offer to our member clubs.

11. Match day assessors – we employ people that have the ability to help and educate parents and coaches on touchline behaviour to ensure the environment is right for players to express themselves in and develop a love of the game. These assessors attend matches across the country to monitor behaviour and report back to the league management committee so we can then work with clubs to ensure a great environment is created for everyone.

Here at PJSS our Academy squads have become part of the Junior Premier League One, this is designed to replicate a professional academy set up. Our players train twice a week with a match at the weekends, we also offer showcase games against professional academies throughout the season. Training on 3G Pitches, Indoor Facilities, Bespoke Goalkeeping Sessions along with Match Analysis provided by VEO CAM and Coaches  We at PJSS fully believe this is currently the best player development platform on offer, bridging the gap between grass roots football and professional academy standard.  To become apart of this exciting development pathway please use the form below to request a trail.