Youth

The second stage of the award-winning Whole of Football Plan is in the form of the Youth Framework, which aims to encourage more young New Zealanders to fall in love with the beautiful game.

Launched by New Zealand Football in 2011, the Whole of Football Plan provides a unified pathway for players, coaches, referees and administrators to deliver a consistent high-quality experience that is designed and tailored to meet their needs.

The Youth Framework will look to capitalise on the success of Junior Football by keeping young players involved and making sure they are enthusiastic about playing in the youth age category of 13 to 19.

The Youth Framework is an essential element of the Whole of Football Plan and is based on extensive research. It caters for all players, from those who simply want to play football to those who aspire to play at the highest level. It also guides coaches on how to support players by providing a range of appropriate competition and training structure environments.

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