Programmes and training times

Christchurch United Football School

  • For 4-12 year-old players
  • International professional coaches
  • All year-round, holistic, world-class programmes
  • State-of-the-art facility at Christchurch Football Centre
  • NZ Football curriculum included


U4/U5/U6 (2013/2012/2011) Term 1 2017

  • Training time: Wednesday 4.00 pm – 4.45 pm
  • Match Day: Saturday, 12.30 pm – 1.15 pm (4 February – 25 March)
  • Match Day: Saturday, 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm (from 1 April)
  • Start Date: Wednesday 1 February
  • Finish Date: Saturday 8 April
  • Term 1 cost: $79.00 ($3.95 per session)

U7/U8 (2010/2009) Term 1 2017     

  • Training times, Wednesday 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Match day: Saturday. 11.30 am -12.30 pm (4 February – 25 March)
  • U7 Match day: Saturday, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (from 1 April)
  • U8 Match day: Saturday, 11.30 am – 12.30 pm (from 1 April)
  • Start Date: Wednesday 1 February,
  • Finish Date: Saturday 8 April
  • Term 1 cost: $99 ($4.95 per session)

U4/U5/U6/U7/U8 (2013-2009) Development Programme (Optional)   

  • Training times: Monday 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Start Date: Monday 13 February 2017
  • Finish Date: Monday 3 April 2017
  • Term 1 cost: $48.00 per player (8 sessions, $6.00 per session)

U9/U10 (2008/2007) Term 1 2017

  • Training days: Tuesday and Thursday, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm
  • Start day: Tuesday 31 January
  • Match day: Saturday, 10.30 am – 11.30 am (4 February – 25 March)
  • U9 winter season match day: Saturday, 10.30 am – 11.25 am (from  April 1)
  • U10 winter season day: Saturday, 9.30 am – 10.25 am (from April 1)
  • Final training:  Thursday 13 April
  • Term 1 cost: $187.50 ($5.00 per hour)

U9/U10 (2008/2007) Skills Centre (Optional)

  • Training times: Monday, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm
  • Start Date: Monday 13 February
  • Finish Date: Monday 3 April
  • Term 1 cost: $69.00 (8 week programme, $7.00 per hour)

U11/U12 (2006/2005) Term 1 2017 

  • Training days:  Tuesday and Thursday, 5.15 pm – 6.45 pm
  • Start date: Tuesday 31 January
  • Match day: Saturday, 9.30 am – 10.30 am (February 4 – March 25)
  • Finish Term 1: Thursday 13 April
  • U11 winter season match day: Saturday, 9.45 am – 10.40 am (from 1 April)
  • U12 winter season match day: Saturday, 10.50 am – 12.05 pm (from 1 April)
  • Term 1 cost $225.00 ($5.00 per hour)

U11/U12 (2006/2005) Skills Centre (Optional)  

  • Training times: Mondays 4pm-5.15pm
  • Start Date: Monday 13 February 2017
  • Finish Date: Monday 3 April 2017
  • Term 1 cost: $69.00 (8 week programme, $7.00 per hour)

 Christchurch Utd Academy and Development Teams

  • For Under 13 and Under 14-year old players
  • International professional coaches
  • All year-round, holistic, world-class programmes, personalised and more intensive aimed at elite player
  • Special sessions on skills, speed, agility and tactics.
  • Football-focused education on nutrition and sport psychology.
  • State-of-the-art facility at Christchurch Football Centre
  • NZ Football curriculum included
  • Opportunity for adapted, individualised education programme through Ao Tawhiti Unlimited School
  • Participation in international tournaments in Christchurch and abroad

Under 13 and Under 14 Academy and Development teams 

  • Players born 2003-2004
  • Term 1: 31 January – 13 April
  • Academy training days:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5.15 pm – 6.45 pm (NEW TIME!)
  • U13 White and U14 White (Development teams) training days (from 7 March): Tuesday and Thursday from 6.45 pm – 8.15 pm (NEW TIME!).
  • Match day: Saturday, 9.30 am – 10.30 am (4 February – 25 March)
  • U13 winter season match day Saturday, 9.15 am – 10.30 am (from 1 April)
  • U14 winter season match day Saturday, 10.45 am – 12.00 pm (from 1 April)
  • Term 1 cost: $225.00 ($5.00 per hour)
  • Players who make any Academy team will have an extra training session added to their programme and will be charged an additional $36.00 for the remainder of Term 1.
  • Academy team fees for  Term 2 and 3 is $359.00 per term ($6 per hour)
  • Development team fees for Term 2 and 3 is  $225.00 per term ($5 per hour).

 

U13/U14/U15 Skills Centre (Optional)

  • Friday nights, 4.00 pm – 5.15 pm
  • Start date: Friday 17 February
  • Finish date: Friday 7 April
  • Cost: $69.00 (8 week programme, $7.00 per hour)

Community Football

  • Social, fun football for players from 4 to 70 years old
  • Trainings and matches shared between CFC and Spreydon Domain
  • Coaching programmes developed by CUFC Technical Director
  • Coaching programmes delivered by qualified volunteer coaches
  • Community Football programmes operate in traditional winter season across Terms 2 and 3

Under 6: – $50 – Saturday Fun Football Session

Under 8: – $90 – Saturday Fun Football Session

Under 10: – $105 – One practice plus matchday

Under 12 to U17: – $115 – One practice plus matchday

Senior teams (outside first team and reserve team): $210 – One practice plus match day

Goalkeeping Programme

The Christchurch United goalkeeping programme provides specialised coaching for goalkeepers of all ages.

The program focuses on developing the technical and tactical skills required for the modern goalkeeper.

You will be placed in a group with goalkeepers of a similar age and/or ability to allow for more opportunity to identify your individual strengths and weaknesses.

Sessions will be adjusted based on this so that all goalkeepers have the best chance to develop their goalkeeping skills and reach their potential.

Holiday Programmes

  • Holiday programmes: January, April, July, October and December
Coach Lew Gordon, interacting with the players