Launching The Advanced Player Development Program

Club Academy
Launching the Advanced Player Development Program– Journey to the Extraordinary

Each player’s developmental journey is unique.

So we are launching the Advanced Player Development Program, a well-planned morning training program that focusses on individualized training and consistent feedback aimed to enhance areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.

During this 10-week (1x per day per week program) – training sessions are designed for the young players to receive a high quantity and quality of technical, functional, and position-specific training reps and games, and will also include special video learning session and player interviews to address areas that the player would like to improve.

Our vertically integrated modes of developing players will challenge players upwardly towards their next level, and is available for motivated players in the U13, U14, U15, U17, and U20 age categories.

“The morning Advanced Player Development Training program is an awesome way to start the week and a great
supplemental training to add to normal team trainings. These trainings are designed to be sharp, challenging, fun
and will give players the extra special attention and feedback that is so valuable to their growth in the game.”
Paul Holocher, Head of Academy, Christchurch United Football Club

Advanced Player Development – Technical Staff
The Advanced Player Development is conducted by a Technical Staff with extensive experiences, both playing and coaching, from around the globe:

• Paul Ifill (CUFC First Team Coach) is a former English topflight player with Millwall and Crystal Palace, as well as with the Wellington Phoenix. Paul's vast experiences help support our young players with their aspirations to play at the next levels.

• Paul Holocher (CUFC Head of Academy) is former professional player in MLS (Major League Soccer) and in Europe, as well as a 15-year NCAA Collegiate Head Coach at both the D1 and D3 level in the United States. Along with these experiences Paul headed two professional academies (San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo of MLS) helping many young players reach top colleges and the professional ranks.

• Jude Fitzpatrick (CUFC U15 Head Coach) has been at Christchurch United for over 4 years, coaching many of the pre-academy and academy teams. Jude has played at National League league level and is currently on the OFC/NZF B Licence course.

• Cam Lindsay (CUFC First Team Player / Technification Coach) signed a four-year contract with Blackburn Rovers where he made 16 youth academy appearances. Has played for Wellington Phoenix, Team Wellington and Auckland City FC. Cam is a capped All Whites player and has also represented in the NZ U17 and NZ U20s youth teams.

Advanced Player Development Program
For: U13, U14, U15, U17, U20
Dates: Tuesdays, starting 18th July
Time: 7am to 8am
Cost: $115 (10 Sessions)

Training program size will be limited to 10 players (per age-category) to ensure smaller numbers and great
emphasis on supporting the individual in a small group training design.

To register for this program –CLICK HERE