When players go into the academy phase the amount of trainings increases. More team-based video analysis becomes available. The pace of development is faster at this age due to the physical and mental growth. Players start to specialize more by using video analysis on a more detailed level. This is a critical time in the development of the players. Players need to learn mental toughness and self-confidence.
The loads should increase and the awareness of tactical skills within the game becomes more important during the learning process. Players at this age are more self-critical and can be rebellious but have a strong commitment to their team.
Our coaches in this age group require more tactical knowledge and understanding about the game in order to deliver their sessions to ensure the environment is challenging for our players.
They need to connect with the players well to make sure the vital skills can be learned by players through a strong connection between coach, player and teammates.
CUFC's rich history of success continues today with significant wins every year. Let your child be part of a success story while learning football and lifelong skills.
Qualified Coaching Staff
Our highly qualified coaches are part of the dedicated CUFC staff. They are football enthusiasts who never stop learning. Their commitment to player development is second to none.
All trainings are at the state-of-the-art Christchurch Football Centre field and facilities, which is one of the best in New Zealand. Visit us for an Open Training to experience the difference.
Positive Club Culture
We aim to provide a lot more than just football skills. We aspire to build a sense of working as a team towards a common goal. This naturally leads to the development of many lifelong skills well beyond sport.
Beyond the Club
Our staff and coaches aim to empower our members to do far more than the basics. They provide unique opportunities to explore the world through football and internationally leading coaching methodology with the use of modern technology.
Using world-leading methodology in football coaching, we enable our players to progress as far as they want to on both the national and international football arena. We use video analysis and other technology to guide players in order to improve their game and monitor their development. We celebrate success at every level.