Football West is excited to introduce the Hyundai Football West Academy, a unified approach to football development that supersedes the previous Talent Support Program (TSP) and Skill Acquisition Program (SAP). Registrations are now open for 2024.
The Academy offers a comprehensive training program for young footballers, both boys and girls, aged 9 to 16. It's designed to enhance their skills by supplementing their existing club training. Every coach in our program holds at least a Football Australia accredited C Diploma, ensuring high-quality guidance.
Our main objectives include implementing a statewide program and providing avenues for talent identification. The Academy serves as a crucial conduit to State and representative teams, bridging the gap between metro and regional talents.
Football West Academy is driven by a passion for nurturing young football talent and a commitment to developing the next generation of footballers in Western Australia.
To create a nurturing environment where young athletes can grow both as players and individuals, guided by our core values of mutual respect, fair play, and excellence. Our goal is to not only produce skilled footballers but also well-rounded individuals who contribute positively to society.
Football West Academy is centred on a comprehensive training methodology that focuses on technical skills and tactical understanding. We offer tailored player development programs for various age groups and skill levels.
The Football West Academy provides players with a structured pathway to Football West representative teams, State Teams, and the Hyundai NTC program. This program emphasises participation-based learning and is designed to complement club training by offering an additional weekly training session led by qualified Football West coaches.
These sessions are open to both boys and girls and are not structured as trials. Instead, they offer an opportunity for players to engage in the developmental steps of the sport and to fully embrace the game of football.
The Football West Academy is dedicated to providing specialised, age-appropriate training for each group. Our approach ensures that the training is relevant to each stage of development, fostering skill advancement and tactical understanding suitable for every age group.
9-10 year olds
Introduce young players to the game in a safe and fun environment.
11-12 years old
Designed to develop players technical ability, decision making & creativity.
13-14 years old
Continue to build towards technical proficiency while introducing tactical concepts.
15-16 years old
Developing an understanding of how to make a difference in match situations.
Goalkeeping 9-12 years old
Fundamentals & game-based training.
Goalkeeping 13-16 years old
Goalkeeping technique, defending the goal, defending the space, playing with both feet & game-based training.
The sessions, open to both boys and girls, require a minimum commitment of one training session per week. By participating across three terms, players can benefit from consistent coaching, leading to continuous improvement in their skills and understanding of the game.