Jimmy Neighbour has paid tribute to the Academy coaching staff after his Under-17s reached the FAPAL play-offs.
His young side finished in second place in their division to qualify for the knock-out last eight on a dramatic last weekend.
As the U17s came from behind to topple Watford 4-2 on Saturday rivals West Ham suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at Fulham.
The win at Watford completed a run of just one defeat in their last 13 FAPAL games for the U17s - regularly including U15 schoolboys - and Jimmy was quick to praise everyone involved.
He said: "Perry Suckling has worked very hard with the goalkeepers this season and improved them and deserves a lot of credit for that.
"Michael Stone has worked with me throughout and does a lot behind the scenes.
"Pat Holland is always available for advice for the boys and for us and Peter Suddaby has been great as well. It's a team effort, everyone involved."
The top two from the FAPAL's four U17 divisions will now play each other in a knock-out format.
Jimmy explained: "It's knock-out from here and we play the winners of Group B, which will be Leeds United.
"It's a one-off game that has to be settled on the day.
"It's a different format from last season where every team was in play-offs and drawn in groups with teams who finished in the same position.
"Leeds have won their division and they will be strong but it's a great experience for our boys going up to places like that, playing different teams and playing under this format.
"Hopefully we can go up there and do well."