Mixed U9–U14 Junior Development Program
Players’ who demonstrate an ability to play in the top teams of each age group at their respective Grading Day, will be offered a place in the Mixed U9 – U14 Development Program. This program will run on Monday afternoon and evenings at Lionel Watts.
WFC, alongside professional coaches, will assess players during grading sessions to determine which players will be offered places in the Development Program. These players will be notified individually via email, alongside the team announcements. There will be approximately twenty players in the Mixed U9-U14 Development Program for each age group. These programs are additional to a player’s normal weekly team training session.
The cost to participate in this program is $250 per player for the full 22 week season. Each player will receive a Development Program training shirt.
Team Training / Coach Development U9–U14 Teams
The top team in each U9–U14 age group will have a professional coach who will run the weekly Wednesday training session and the team on match day. The cost of this will be $275 per player for the season. Each team will need a parent Team Manager to perform the usual team management and team communication tasks. Training will take place on Wednesdays. The proposed schedule is:
Skills Clinics for Teams
These clinics will focus on team development including, first touch, passing, receiving, heading, 1 vs 1 defending, shielding, 1 vs 1 attacking for all teams that are not involved in the Monday night Development Program.
These clinics will be held at a local field and are run by professional coaches. Teams will be given the opportunity throughout the season to attend these clinics. The start date and times for these will be announced shortly. There is no cost to attend these clinics.
Goalkeeper training will be run at Lionel Watts on Monday nights and is open to all players. WFC will provide a specialist Goalkeeper Coach for these sessions. The sessions start date and time will be announced shortly. These sessions are open to all goalkeepers and there is no cost to attend.