Player Development

Player Development

CUFC Holiday Skills Courses

Holiday skills courses focus on increasing players skills in a fun environment during the April and July school holidays.

There will be courses available for 6th – 13th grades  involving 2 hours of training per day over 3 consecutive mornings.

Venue

To be advised.

Dates

The April course will be held on the Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Friday 21 of April.

The July course will be held on the Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 of July.

Enrolments

Invitations to enrol for the April course will be sent out in late March to all enrolled players.

Enrolments for the July course will open in late June 2017.

NZF Skills Centre

As an extra to team training, skills sessions will also be available to all players from 8th - 12th grades in Terms 2 & 3 on Monday afternoons.

These sessions will be in the format adopted by and provided by NZ Football.

Venue

To be advised.

Dates

Monday nights during terms 2 & 3.

Enrolments

Invitations to attend these sessions will be sent out to all enrolled players in early April.

Goalkeeper Training

Goalkeeping is introduced at 9th Grade and it is encouraged for all players to have a go in this position during the season.

By 11th Grade it is often the case that a few players in each team wish to be play goalkeeper most of the time.

While goalkeepers train with their team, there is also specialist coaching sessions for dedicated goalkeepers.

Invitations will be sent in May to those players who may be interested in attending.

Coaches

Junior and youth football is overseen by Director of Football Simon Richards. He has wide experience with youth football at club and Federation level and has coached at all levels.

Aaron McFarland is head coach of the premier men's team  and brings a wealth of experience from local, national and international football.

Phillip Parker is Women's and girls football director and also head women's team coach.

Metropolitan and premier youth teams have coaches appointed by the club.

Other youth and junior teams are generally coached by parents. Assistance is given in the way of coaching courses