Springs Skills Centre - Term Programmes

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 2022 programme starting from 22 February.

Leading coaches include our Head of Junior & Youth Football (Andy Vernon) and other club male and female coaches who are educated up to the NZF Advanced Junior Level 3.

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 Head of Junior & Youth Football, Andy Vernon on andy@wsafc.org.nz.

Term 4

Monday 17th October - Wednesday 7th December (8 weeks)

Boys and Girls U5 to U8 

Tuesdays 4pm - 5pm, Field 5

18th October to 6th December

Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm, Field 5

19th October to 7th December


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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 Head of Junior & Youth Football, Andy Vernon on andy@wsafc.org.nz.

Term 4

Monday 17th October - Wednesday 7th December (8 weeks)

Boys and Girls U9 to U10

Tuesdays 4pm - 5pm, Field 6

18th October to 6th December

Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm, Field 6

19th October to 7th December

Boys and Girls U11 to U13

Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm, Field 1

19th October to 7th December

Girls U8 to U10

Tuesdays 4pm - 5pm, Field 1

18th October to 6th December

Thursdays 4pm - 5pm, Field 2

20th October to 1st December (7 weeks)

Girls U11 to U13

Tuesdays 4pm - 5pm, Field 1

18th October to 6th December

Thursdays 4pm - 5pm, Field 2

20th October to 1st December (7 weeks)

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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 led by specialist Goalkeeper coaches 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 Head of Junior & Youth Football, Andy Vernon on andy@wsafc.org.nz.

Term 4
Thursdays - 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Field 2)

20th October to 1st December (7 weeks)



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