Skills Centre

 We have our Skill Center Programme running for grades 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. The SKC programme provides an aligned, co-ordinated approach to junior footballers, wishing to access another high quality, enjoyable football experience that enhances skill development.

All our coaches are NZF qualified JL2 and JL3.

In the programme our coaches will create  the optimum learning and fun environment, whilst being aware of the issues that may arise out of the four corner model, (Technical, Tactical, Psychological & Social) ensuring young players have the best possible chance progressing in the game.

Curriculum delivered in the programme during the 8 weeks

  1. Receiving the ball
  2. Travelling with the ball
  3. 1 v 1 (attacking facing a defender)
  4. Pressing
  5. Striking the ball (short passing)
  6. Marking an opponent tightly
  7. 1 v 1 (attacking with a chasing defender)
  8. Travelling with the ball

SKC Term 3:

MIXED (9 & 10 year olds born 2012/2011)

When: Wednesdays, starting 21st October 

Time: 4.15 - 5.30pm

Location: at Red Beach  (Williams Bayes Place)

Cost: $80 (8 weeks programme)

Finish: 2nd December 


MIXED (11 & 12 year olds 2010/2009)

When: Wednesdays Starting 21st October 2020

Time: 5.45 - 7:00 pm

Location: at Red Beach (William Bayes Place)

Cost: $80 (8 weeks programme)

Finish: 2nd December


To register, please sign in with your login and password (emailed at start of season when first registering) at the top left of our website and then choose the Skills Centre registration.​

The Skills Centres provide an aligned, co-ordinated approach to junior footballers, aged 9-12 years, wishing to access a higher level of provision. 

It's main aim is to provide a structured programme for players, in an enjoyable environment that maximises player development.  It is highly likely that the game in the future will be quicker, more technical and tactical, and the demands on our younger players will be elevated. 

Through a planned, consistent approach to training, based around principles of Long Term Player Development, Skills Centres will provide a perfect start for players wishing to reach the highest level.

For any questions, please email tdf@hbcafc.org.nz



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