Academy Team training is where academy staff come and take your teams training sessions throughout the week. Normally the academy sessions are geared towards technical development but with team training the goals are different. The goal of Academy Team Training is to develop the team not necessarily the individual. For example, how to attack together, how to defend together and how to support each other. Liam will also do his best to come down on game days to watch the team play but may be taken up with other commitments.
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U8-U9 60 mins
U10-U15 60 mins
U16-Opens 60mins to 120mins depending on the team
Time of Year
Whenever the team wants to start until end of the regular season. Although if teams are competing in summer tournaments, then this can be extended.
Time of day
Depends on availability but generally speaking afternoons, morning are also a very good option and often underutilized.
Teams generally have between 10 -16 players with some squads having more
St Matthews Farm Reserve, Cromer
Wet Weather Plan
It is the eventual plan of the club to source an artificial or indoor facility in the future so that there is no need for a wet weather plan.
However, until that time arises we are at the mercy of mother nature. As such here is our wet weather plan. We will run sessions during the holiday on the exiting weekdays and or Saturday/Sunday morning. These days are free as kids do not play during the holidays.
What are you paying for?
We often get people asking what exactly they are paying for. With some people believing that the coach is only working for the hour that the session is being conducted. To show just how much care and effort we put in to our coaching here is what you get for as little as $10 per week per player.
Before the session even starts.
- Acquiring equipment
- Travel time of the coach
- Session planning, season planning
- Field set up time
Within the session
- The coach’s time
- Coach’s experience
- Coach’s education
- Insurance for the coach
- Insurance for the kids
After the training session
- Field pack up
- Game day plan/help with
- Travel time for the coach
Cost and Payment
For team training there are a couple of variables that will impact the cost.
There are 3 variables that effect the overall cost to players for our team training. Start and end date.
The first is start date. Some teams like to start as early as the end of January others like to start right before the season starts. The earlier teams start playing the better they will be.
The second is session length. Some teams like to train for shorter times where as some high performance teams can train for as long as 2 hours(120mins).
The third is age. We do limit how long certain age groups train for.
For example U6s-U7s train for a max of 60 mins. This is because for this age group they only play games that are 40 minutes long and most get subsituted twicein this time. In this example if the team wanted to do more we would recommend doing another session on another day.
Here is the price
60 minutes = $10 per player
90 minutes = $$15 per player
120 minutes = $20 per player
Contact our Academy Director Liam for the best way to do this on either 0423515710 or email@example.com
It is also important to note that players need to be registered with an MWFA Club to participate and be covered by insurance.
Across the season for a team starting in mid March (when the fields switch to winter allocation). The additional cost would be approximately $200 (20 weeks). So in total The cost would be around 400-450$ or $20-22.5 per week that is comparable to most other extra curricular activities.