Skill Centre

Western Springs runs it’s own skill centre providing kids from 5 to 13 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 throughout 4 terms of the school year with the 2021 programme starting from 22 February.

Leading coaches include our Football Development Manager (Andy Vernon) 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 Manager, Andy Vernon fdm@wsafc.org.nz

Springs Goalkeeper Skill Centre

Boys and Girls from U9 to U13

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 led by GK Coach and Men’s Premier GK - Danyon Drake and are open to all players aged 9-13 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 Manager, Andy Vernon fdm@wsafc.org.nz

Springs Skill Centre

Boys and Girls from U9 to U13

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 is for all players aged 9-13 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 please contact our Football Development Manager, Andy Vernon fdm@wsafc.org.nz

TERM TWO, 2021 

Monday 3rd May - Thursday 8th July

*No sessions on Queen’s Birthday public holiday - Monday 7 June - for any groups.

Mini Skills

Boys and Girls U5 to U6
Mondays 4pm - 5pm
Field 5

$113

Boys and Girls U7 to U8
Mondays 4pm - 5pm
Field 5

$113

Tuesdays 4pm - 5pm
Field 5

$125

Tuesdays 4pm - 5pm
Field 5

$125

Thursdays 4pm - 5pm
Field 5

$125

Thursdays 4pm - 5pm
Field 5

$125

Skill Centre

Boys and Girls U9 to U10
Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm
Field 6

$100

Boys and Girls U11 - U13
Mondays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Field 1D

$90

Girls U8 to U10
Mondays 4pm - 5pm
Field 1C

$90

Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm
Field 5

$100

Girls U11 to U12
Wednesdays 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Field 5

$100

Springs Goalkeeper Skill Centre

Boys and Girls U9 to U12
Mondays 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Field 1D

$90

REGISTER FOR TERM PROGRAMME

Western Springs AFC uses Friendly Manager for all registrations; if you...

Have registered with Western Springs AFC (includes term programs, holiday programs or season registration) during 2020, or have registered for the 2021 season, please click on the green Login button. CLICK HERE for guide on how to register.

Login using the email address you registered with. If you have forgotten your password, please click on "Need help logging in". If your email address is not recognised your other half may have done the registration so please check with them, please do not create another profile for your child. Contact football@wsafc.org.nz if you would like to be added to your child's profile.

Have registered with another club using Friendly Manager please click on the green Login button. Log in using the same email address you registered with. If you have forgotten your password, please click on "Need help logging in". You will need to 'Join' Western Springs AFC before registering, CLICK HERE for instructions.

Have NOT registered with Western Springs AFC for any programs after 2019, please click on the blue Register button.

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