The Derby County Development Centre Open Training Sessions take place on a regular basis during the year.

The Academy holds a series of Open Training Evenings to find the best young male talent in the Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire area.

Since the Development Centres were originally set up, over 100 players have progressed through the Development Centre system to sign for Derby County’s Academy.

The Development Centre gives children the opportunity to train free of charge on a weekly basis, in an environment that will develop them technically, tactically, psychologically and socially.

Successful trialists will earn a place at their chosen development venue or given the opportunity in the Rams', shadow squad or Academy.

Open Training Evenings:

Our open training sessions are now fully booked! Please keep an eye out for more dates added in the future.