TEAM WELLINGTON PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

 
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WE ARE PLEASED AND PROUD TO INTRODUCE THE TEAM WELLINGTON PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WHICH has replaced the MIRAMAR RANGERS ACADEMY.

This initiative enables miramar rangers to grow their already popular offering and introduce a comprehensive team wellington junior-to-senior football pathway.

“Our goal is to create the best player-centred football programme in the Wellington region; a holistic football programme to educate, nurture and prepare players for the demands of the modern game at whatever level, the Team Wellington way.” - José Figueira

OVERVIEW

Under the directorship of Team Wellington Head Coach, José Figueira, and our fantastic Junior Development Officer, Cole Peverley, the Team Wellington Player Development Programme (PDP) offers players a complete, personalised academy training experience, including:

  • two training sessions per week
  • targeted, player-based skills development
  • all NZF-qualified coaches
  • mentoring
  • a more diverse curriculum
  • seasonal reporting on progress

SELECTION CRITERIA

1. SKILL LEVEL

The PDP is for the more committed player who is serious about improving their skills and keen to invest time in their football development. To that end, the PDP suits players with advanced or accelerated skills development, who also demonstrate the right attitude, focus and aptitude for improvement.

2. COMMITMENT

Players must be available to commit to the PDP which includes, as a minimum, two training sessions per week. Players are required to attend both weekly PDP sessions along with a mentoring session once a term (on nutrition, injury prevention, football experiences, etc.) and are expected to attend the PDP year-round. Attendance, like player conduct, is monitored and reported on.

VENUE

Indian Sports Centre, Kemp Street, Kilbirnie

Having this fantastic indoor facility on our doorstep in Kilbirnie means we'll never have to cancel a session!

FEES

Fees for the PDP are due at the beginning of each term and there is a one-off cost for a personalised Team Wellington Player Development Programme shirt. For information about fees, please email Rosie at secretary@tw.org.nz.

CORNERSTONES

1. QUALITY COACHING

All PDP coaches are educated and immersed in the Team Wellington playing philosophy, and are NZ Football-qualified. Players will receive one consistent coaching message from their club coach, the PDP and FTC (if applicable).

2. TECHNICAL TRAINING

In addition to team training, players receive individual and positional specific training. This training is designed to enhance individual ball mastery and technique in line with Team Wellington playing model.

3. MENTORING

PDP players not only learn their roles and responsibilities on the pitch, but also how to grow, think and live like a footballer off the pitch. Team Wellington's top players and guest speakers share their experiences.

4. INDIVIDUAL REPORTING

At the end of Terms 2 and 4, each player receives an in-depth report on their individual football achievements and progress (Tech-Tac-Phys-Social) in line with our playing model.

Players play their best football when well-rested and injury-free.

KEY DATES

06/02/17-13/04/17: PDP Term 1 (10 weeks)
W/C 06/03/17; Miramar Rangers team trials
TERM 2 2017: Weekly Skills Sessions commence

PDP Grades 9-10 and 11-12, with Stu Widdowson (left) and Cole Peverley (right).

PDP Grades 9-10 and 11-12, with Stu Widdowson (left) and Cole Peverley (right).

PLAYER WELFARE

Players play their best football when they are well-rested and injury free. International research backs the 'quality-not-quantity' approach to training followed by large successful international clubs like Barcelona. We strongly recommend players have no more than 4-6 contacts (or football sessions) per week in season.

This measured approach supports our young players in their busy lives and ensures they still have time available for other sports, family, relaxation, fun and homework!

Because it is so important that players are not over-loaded, we strongly recommend players and parents carefully consider participation in any additional football activities or programmes, with the exception of FTC. Jos and Cole will be happy to discuss balancing player loads with players and their families.

As an affiliated club we support the Capital Football FTC programme. The experience of training with other players across Wellington and representing our region at tournaments is great for player development.

TRAINING SCHEDULE

Training takes place year round during term time as follows:

PDP GRADES 9-10
Mondays 6-7pm and Fridays 4.30-5.30pm

PDP GRADES 11-12
Mondays 7-8pm and Wednesdays 7-8am

PDP GRADES 13-14
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8am

PDP UNDER 15 (TBC)

PDP UNDER 17 (TBC)

PDP UNDER 19 (TBC)

NZ FOOTBALL GIRLS SKILLS CENTRE
Miramar Rangers Girls Only Skills Centre
Fridays 6.45-7.45am (years 2001-2004)
Fridays 5.30-6.30pm (years 2005-2008)
For info, click here.

SKILLS SESSIONS*
Mondays 7-8am (from 15th May 2017)

*NOTE: SKILL SESSIONS
Weekly Skills Sessions, aimed at those players who are not quite at PDP level, will kick off in Term 2 2017 on Mondays 7-8am. Skills Sessions will prepare players for the PDP and provide a 'gateway' to that next level.


EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST HERE

Complete the relevant form below to register interest in the PDP or SKILLS SESSIONS for your player.

This form includes a section where you can ask questions.

You need to complete one form per player.


AVAILABLE TO ORDER
Team Wellington PDP hoodies and backpacks!


We are proud to introduce the Team Wellington PDP Hoodie and the Team Wellington PDP Backpack.
Available exclusively to PDP and NZ Football Girls Skills Centre* players and ready to order now from Football Central.
Order by 28 May for delivery from 12 June. See here for details.

*PLEASE NOTE: In 2018, we will be launching Skills Centre-specific training gear for the girls.
For the remainder of 2017, the girls are welcome to purchase PDP items.


MANAGEMENT & COACHING TEAM

JOSé FIGUEIRA

DIRECTOR

Head Coach of Team Wellington in the Stirling Sports Premiership & OFC Champions League 2016/17

José Figueira

José Figueira

José has immersed himself with great success in the New Zealand football community over recent years, with roles with both the U17 women’s and men’s national sides, Auckland City Youth team and has also had a stint in USA with the New York Red Bulls as a youth and junior coach.

José came to Team Wellington from Central United where he was Director of Football.

STUART WIDDOWSON

COACH

Manager, Team Wellington and
Miramar Rangers U17 Coach

Hailing from Harpole Football Club in Northampton and Reading University, Stuart is currently working towards NZ Football's Senior Level 3 and Junior Level 2 coaching awards and has a specific interest in tactics and the psychology of the game.

"Working alongside José and Cole at Team Wellington has taught me an incredible amount about the intricacies of football, how to create the best training sessions & execute them successfully."

Stuart Widdowson

Stuart Widdowson

SAUL HALPIN

COACH

Miramar Rangers Central League Player

Saul Halpin

Saul Halpin

Prior to coming to New Zealand in 2014 Saul played professional football for a number of clubs in the UK, most notably Torquay United. He also has a wide range of experience in coaching and supporting junior programmes during his career in the UK and since arriving in New Zealand. Saul played for Team Wellington in the 2015-16 season and has come to us from Hawkes Bay United.