TThe Northern Rovers Junior Academy is a NZ Football Accrediated programme which provides an aligned approach for junior footballers, aged 9-12, wishing to access a higher level of coaching. Our main aim is to provide a structured programme for players, in an enjoyable environment, that maximise development and encourages players to fall in love with football.
As the game progresses to a higher level of technical and tactical astuteness, the Northern Rovers Junior Academy is designed around principles of Long-Term Athlete Development for players wishing to reach their highest potential.
At Northern Rovers, each week will consist of a session-based designed to develop the core skills of our players at the Skill Acquisition phase of learning. These sessions look to focus on football skills within a game context by maximising time on the ball and encouraging individual creativity.
Sessions will shift in size and nature to fit the players involved but will follow a structure outlined by our Head of Women’s Football, Ben Bate and our Head of Men’s Football, Kane Wintersgill.
All players training in our environment will work within the same playing style and philosophy, as we look to smooth their transition from First Kicks through to Junior, Youth, and Senior Football. Working with a number of technical advisors, the club aims to build players who can compete to the best of their ability – from social players who enjoy the game through to our most committed athletes competing in the domestic National League or on Scholarships and Professional Contracts overseas.
The programme runs for a total of 16 weeks.
Term 4, 18th October – 20th December 2021
Term 1, 17th January – 21st February 2022
for more information please contact: [email protected]