Christchurch United FC.  One Club.  One Dream.

+64 21 446 212

9am-7pm closed Sunday

Unity - Respect - Discipline - Intelligence - Responsibility - Passion
Our Methodology

Todd Beane and Johan Cruyff
Our methodology is inspired by TOVO Academy Barcelona founded by Todd Beane who worked for many years with the legendary Johan Cruyff.

At CUFC we believe in playing attacking, dynamic, possession-based football. Our methodology is designed to play a style of football that has led some incredible teams to tremendous success. Our origins rest in Total Football and for that reason, our entire training method develops players capable of playing the game skillfully and intelligently.

Every training detail leads us to play a system of play we find to be spectacular.
Our methodology focuses on five key areas: Technical, Tactical, Physical, Psychological and the CUFC values.
Our training sessions are based on Rondo, Position Play and Training Games developing players of great cognition, competence and character.

The trainings are based upon sound pedagogical practices that encourage players to seek effective solutions with vision, precision and pace.

The progressive and patterned series of game-based exercises instill a sense of confidence and creativity in players. Each exercise is designed to help players find solutions to the challenges presented. Players love the dynamic, engaging and competitive nature of the
sessions. Coaches know that while players are having fun they are also training their brains and bodies to work in harmony.

In our academy we use the most advanced technical tools such as Smartabase, Spiideo and GPS. We monitor players progress and performance through well-designed tests and ongoing reflection cycles. Our curriculum is structured, progressive and age-specific (4-19 years).

A year is broken down into sessions so that each session has a set of goals that cover all or some of the key areas. We focus on quality rather than quantity, players in our programs receive great individual attention.

We are excited to collaborate with Christchurch United as they rethink and redesign talent development. The club’s commitment to player development is admirable.
Todd Beane,  TOVO Academy Barcelona

FUNiño Fun Football
Program based on FUNiño methodology for U4−8 players.
FUNiño is recognised as the best football program for young kids by many football clubs and schools. Horst Wein, the FUNiño author, is known as "the coach of coaches" having mentored and influenced over 12,000 football coaches in 56 countries around the world during the last 28 years.
FUNiño, or fun football, is designed to create an atmosphere in which our children will have fun, be able to express themselves and perceive training as a natural and interesting activity. To enable this our training sessions are designed around the use of four football goals. The aim is for each child to be involved, score and enjoy each game.

FUNiño program offers a wide variety of progressive games and exercises that will allow the child to gradually develop the thought processes that are the starting point for further developing the analytical skills, intelligence, creativity and decision-making skills that are so important in football and in life in general.

A unique feature of the program - football on an inflatable field ("inflatable football").
In order to improve reaction, technical skill and enjoyment, inflatable football is a great approach. The ball bounces in different directions and is always in play. Few stoppages — more opportunities to play.

Qualified coaches take care of the children and program all year round from Monday to Saturday, rain or shine.

One of the most important parts of our program and methodology.
It ensures our players can quickly and easily look at their performance on video across all trainings and games. Our players are encouraged to learn about analysis and to use it to help guide their own development plan. Our ambitious players typically make clips on the car ride home instead of being on social media or video games.