ABOUT

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

Its 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, TKU Skills Centre will provide a perfect start for players wishing to reach the highest level.

Players taking part in the Skill Centre will follow the recently launched Skills Centre curriculum, designed by NZ Football, focusing on striking the ball (passing, shooting etc), 1v1, receiving the ball, travelling with the ball (running and dribbling) plus 1v1 defending.

At this programme, players will need to be highly motivated and dedicated to football and want to learn and practice to a high level.

Players will be taken through challenging and dynamic sessions using the New Zealand Football Skill Centre Curriculum. The curriculum will centre around the CORE Skills of the game… 1v1; Receiving the ball; Travelling with the ball; Striking the ball and Defending. Players are encouraged to learn through playing and trying new things, with support from the coaches to accelerate their learning.

This programme acts as a great opportunity for players wanting to play more football, but also, is a great opportunity for any teams/ groups of players wanting to train.

2019

SKILS CENTRE MIXED (9-12 YEAR OLDS)

Term 1 Mon 11 Feb – Monday 1 Apr 8 sessions
Term 2 Mon 29 Apr – Mon 24 June
(no session Mon 3 June Q b’day)
8 sessions
Term 3 Mon 22 Jul – 9 sept 8 sessions
Term 4 Mon 14 Oct – 2 Dec
(no session 28
th Labour day)
7 sessions THIS TERM IS BY INVITATION ONLY
  • Who’s it for: Boys and girls born 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007
  • Times:
    • Group 1: (2010 & 2009) 4pm to 5pm
    • Group 2: (2008 & 2007) 5pm-6pm
  • Venue: Keith Hay Park, Arundel Street
  • Price $10 per session
  • Register: HERE

SKILLS CENTRE GIRLS (912 YEAR OLDS)

Term 1 Thu 14 Feb – Thu 28 Mar 8 sessions
Term 2 Thu 2 May – Thu 20 June 8 sessions
Term 3 Thu 25 Jul – Thu 12 sept 8 sessions
Term 4 Thu 17 Oct – 28 Nov 7 sessions THIS TERM IS BY INVITATION ONLY
  • Who’s it for: Girls born 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007
  • Times:
    • Group 1: (2010 & 2009) 4pm to 5pm
    • Group 2: (2008 & 2007) 5pm-6pm
  • Venue: Keith Hay Park, Arundel Street
  • Price $10 per session
  • Register: HERE

TO GET INVOLVED

Register HERE by simply logging on to your account selecting ‘Tasks’ and ‘Make a purchase or booking’ Then select the programme you want to register your child for.

KEY INFO

All sessions will be held at Keith Hay Park, and run for 1 hour.
Fees are as stated below and club members can book these online through ClubHub by simply logging on to your account and selecting ‘Tasks’ and ‘Make a purchase or booking’.
No refunds will be given for missed sessions.
Please note that your booking is only secured with payment.

Medical Consent Form

The form is to be completed by parents or guardians of children that attend a TKU run NZF Skills Centre programme.
It needs to be completed before the player takes part in any sessions.
To download the form, click HERE.
Please pass, or email the completed form to the Director of Football.
To contact the Director of Football, click HERE for details.