Skill Centre

Western Springs runs it’s own skill centre providing kids from 5 to 12 years with opportunities to develop key technical skills and decision making in a series of sessions throughout each term.

The focus is on having fun and learning in a safe environment alongside other players of a similar age.  The Springs Skill Centre runs during the middle 8 weeks of each term and provides opportunities for players to develop their individual skills year round.

Coaches include our Football Development Manager (Andy Vernon), Football Development Officer (Matt Upton), specialist GK coaches and other club male and female coaches who are educated up to the NZF Advanced Junior Level 3.

Mini Skills

Boys and Girls from U5 to U8

Mini Skills sessions focus on having fun and growing the love of the game. They will provide the kids with the opportunity to get lots of touches of the ball and improve their ability to play the ball with different parts of the foot. Each session will also allow the kids to develop their decision making skills through activities and small-sided games (1v1, 2v2, 3v3) and will focus on key skills including:

• Receiving the ball
•  Striking the ball (passing and shooting)
•  Travelling with the ball
•  1v1 (attack and defence)

If you have any questions about Mini Skills please contact our Football Development Officer, Matt Upton fdo@wsafc.org.nz

Springs Goalkeeper Skill Centre

Boys and Girls from U9 to U12

We encourage all players with an interest in goalkeeping to develop their skills and love of playing as a goalkeeper by attending our Goalkeeper Skill Centre.  These sessions are open to all players aged 9-12 years who can attend alongside players of a similar age, aiming to develop key goalkeeping skills in an enjoyable environment that encourages player development.

If you have any questions about the Goalkeeper Skill Centre please contact our Football Development Officer, Matt Upton fdo@wsafc.org.nz

Springs Skill Centre OPEN

Boys and Girls from U9 to U12

During the skill acquisition phase (9 to 12 years), junior players are encouraged to take part in weekly trainings in addition to a game. The Springs Skill Centre OPEN is for all players aged 9-12 years to attend alongside players of a similar age, aiming to develop key skills in an enjoyable environment that encourages player development. The Springs Skills Centre offers a structured programme aligned with New Zealand Football that aims to develop:

• Four core attacking skills
(striking the ball - receiving the ball - travelling with the ball - 1v1)
• Four core defending skills
(marking - pressing - interception - tackling)
• Two constants of positioning and communication

If you have any questions about the Springs Skill Centre Open please contact our Football Development Manager, Andy Vernon fdm@wsafc.org.nz

Springs Skill Centre PLUS

Invitation Only - Boys and Girls from U9 to U12

The 'Plus' sessions are invite only with players aged 8-12 years being invited to train together in age/ability matched groups to develop their technical skills and tactical knowledge with and against players of similar abilities.

 

TERM THREE, 2020 

Monday 20th July - Thursday 17th September

Mini Skills

Boys and Girls U5 to U8
Mondays 4pm - 5pm
Field 5

9 Sessions
$112


Tuesdays 4pm - 5pm

Field 5

9 Sessions
$112


Thursdays 4pm - 5pm

Field 5

9 Sessions
$112

Skill Centre Open

Boys and Girls U9 to U10
Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm
Field 1D

9 Sessions
$90

Girls U9 to U10
Mondays 4pm - 5pm
Field 1B

9 Sessions
$90

Boys and Girls U11 to U12
Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Field 6

9 Sessions
$90

Girls U11 to U12
Thursdays 4pm - 5pm
Field 5

9 Sessions
$90

Get Game Ready U13+
Thursdays 5:30pm - 6:40pm
Field 5

9 Sessions
$90

Springs Goalkeeper Skill Centre

Boys and Girls U9 to U12
Tuesdays 4pm - 4:45pm
Field 1

9 Sessions
$90

Boys and Girls U9 to U12
Thursdays 4pm - 4:45pm
Field 1

9 Sessions
$90

TERM 3
REGISTRATIONS OPEN

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