The WESTSTAR Football Academy is a three stage program which allows our coaches to provide specific training relevant to the athlete’s stage of development. Below are the three stages:
Rookie (9 & 10yrs)
Our Rookie program is designed to:
- Teach players the correct skill techniques when executing the fundamental skills of our game.
- Practice executing these skills in decision making scenarios.
- Introduce defensive pressure, encouraging decision making and skill execution in match simulation environments.
Development (11 & 12yrs)
Skill technique and decision making is still the main focus of our development program with a greater emphasis placed on executing these skills and making the right decisions under defensive pressure. Defensive skill techniques, such as, tackling and spoiling will be introduced as will contested ground ball and marking techniques.
Academy (13 – 15yrs)
Our Academy consists of three focus areas:
1.Skill: (Focusing on execution under pressure)
- Clean hands
- Decision making
- Repeat effort