Talent Development Programme 2022 - U13's

The selection for TDP will be done during the weeks in February. The coaches will use this time to assess technical abilities, and general attitude at training.

In this phase of player development,the coaching focus shifts from teaching the ‘Core Skills’, to teaching the four ‘Main moments’ in Football game. After going through skill acquisition phase, the players are introduced to specifics of different moments within a course of the game.

The four ‘Main Moments’ are:

Key Principle Controlled Possession -Build up play Incisive Possession -penetration into the middle and final third Combination Play in the middle and final third Individual Play to create goal scoring opportunities Press the ball immediately Prevent forward passing Quickly into defending positions Win the ball back as close to the opponent’s goal as possible Deny time and space Limit goal scoring opportunities Quick forward passing and movement Quickly into attacking positions

These four ‘Main Moments’ and the Key Principles are coached in line with NZ Football philosophy and playing model.ONW TDP training is structured so it covers one of thekey principlesin every training session.ONW coaches are committed to developing young footballers that can play a proactive, effective, controlled and incisive possession-based style of football (NZ Football playing philosophy). This commitment will be reflected in our training methodology which focuses on achieving high levelof technical and physicalability that would allow our players to be confident in and out of possession.

As well as introducing four ‘Moments’, theTalent Development Program expands on strength and conditioning training, mental strength training, social-emotional development, and tactical (Onslow North Wellington way of play) knowledge.

The TDP training group has three training sessions per week in addition to their weekend game. All the players get four progress assessment every year. The assessment covers technical, physical, tactical ability, and general attitude and behaviour before/during/after training or game.

The TDP players also have to provide proof of their academic achievement. Any Academy player that is achieving below expectations will be offered additional help, or time away from training to address academic issues.

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