Player Development

Young Lions Skills Program

This program is for all players in the Kingborough, Channel and Huon Valley regions (you do not have to be a registered player of KLUFC).

The Skills program is an 8 week training program (training twice a week) for players who would like to further develop their football skills. The program focuses on developing the four core skills (first touch, 1 v 1, running with the ball and striking the ball) and these form the teaching platforms that the Football Federation Australia (FFA) National Curriculum outlines. A key aim of the program is to perfect and accelerate the skill development of identified players at the critical ages of 9 – 13 years.

The technical and operational aspects of the program is managed by KLUFC, all coaching staff will be FFA accredited and the program is fully supported by Football Federation Tasmania (FFT), providing technical support and guidance when required.

Players are selected for participation through a trial process.  The program costs players $10 per week to help cover coaching and operational costs.

Register your interest in the YOUNG LIONS SKILLS PROGRAM

KLUFC Skills Clinics

These are usually held pre-season for our junior players and are an introduction to developing football skills and kick starting the season. These sessions are open to all KLUFC registered junior players. Venue and further details will be posted through KLUFC Junior Mailing List and KLUFC Facebook Page.

    Central Region Holiday Clinics

    Clinics are usually conducted during the school break between the first and second terms. These are held at several locations.  More information is available each year on the CRJSA website when venues and timing are confirmed.

    Regional Teams

    Players are encouraged to attend the Central Region trials in the Under 9 to Under 12 age groups. Players enter their true age group when representing Central Region at Under 9 to Under 12 levels.

    More information concerning the Central Region Development Program trials, dates and venues will be available during the season from the Junior Coordinator, your Team Coach or via the Central Region website.

    FFA Curriculum

    The National Curriculum was one of the key initiatives put forward in the FFA’s National Football Development Plan, released in November 2007. Since that time, a substantial amount of work has been undertaken in order to create a curriculum that will provide national guidance and an integrated and consistent approach to the development of players and coaches throughout the country. The FFA National Curriculum is an excellent resource explaining the pathways for Junior players.