The youngsters at Stonehaven Youth FC had an extra special training session last week as they took part in a Crossbar Challenge with Youth Football Scotland.
The club has also been recognised for its work by the Scottish FA who recently did an article on the club with participation levels growing.
The article also details the introduction of Positive Coaching Scotland methodology to the club with coaches being taken through the course.
Club Coordinator, Richard Thomas, said: “Over the past four years the club has been involved with the Scottish FA Quality Mark scheme.
“The foundations were always there, but the programme has really helped us push on. And it has brought the whole club together.”
“Our next step is to progress to the Community Award. As we work towards this we are in the process of creating links with the local amateur and junior clubs.
“It will be great to create a pathway that allows players to stay in Stonehaven.”
Graeme Sutherland, the North Regional Manager, said: “Stonehaven Youth FC have worked very hard alongside our local and regional football development staff to ensure a comprehensive range of coach education courses has been available to the volunteers at the club at a time and place that allows for maximum impact.
“We look forward to working with them as they continue towards the Scottish FA Community Quality Mark Award.”
The two minute video of the players taking on the Crossbar Challenge can be found on YouTube searching for ‘Stonehaven YFC - Crossbar Challenge’.