Swindon Town Academy operate by the below philosophy's and these are implemented throughout all of the age groups.
To have all players comfortable in possession playing through the goalkeeper, through the back and building a foundation to develop further up the field, with an ability and understanding to do so in all thirds of the pitch.
All players to have an understanding of shape, organisation and the ability to effect attacking and defending in transition, with emphasis on this working in all thirds of the pitch.
OUT OF POSSESSION:
To have all players compact, organised and an understanding of distances, cover and balance within our team shape, with an ability and understanding to do so in all thirds of the pitch.