Launceston City Devils Academy

Our Launceston City Devils Academy is for players from U7 to U14 and is open to all players in the Northern Tasmania region meaning even if you don’t play for Launceston City Devils you are still welcome to attend.

This program is for players born in the following years and it is the expectations of Launceston City FC that players in our NTJSA Division One teams in each age group from U9 and above are active members in our Academy program. The program is overseen and coached by appropriately qualified coaches.

  • U14 – 2008/2009
  • U12 – 2010/2011
  • U10 – 2012
  • U9 – 2013
  • Little Devils – 2014/2015

Please note that age is only an indication of where a player may be in their development. As our Academy is inclusive of all, players attend our Academy with varying levels of ability and experience. For this reason players will be continually monitored and assessed and be placed into groups based on current ability level and playing experience to ensure they are training at a level that meets their individual needs. This is at the discretion of the Academy Technical Director and coaches.

LITTLE DEVILS ACADEMY: U7 – U8

Our Little Devils Academy is for those youngsters that want something more from their football than what is normally on offer, our coaches follow a planned training program that is modelled from our Junior Academy, and provides an introduction to the four core skills outlined in the Skills Acquisition Phase of the Football Australia National Curriculum.

In an environment that is inclusive and fun, it is our intention to develop a football foundation that is built from a love of the game with a ball at their feet.

ACADEMY FOCUS

For our players U9 – U14; our Junior Academy focuses on development of the four core skills as outlined in Skills Acquisition Phase of the Football Australia National Curriculum.

Each week the sessions focus on a different core skill:

  • 1v1 & Running With The Ball – How to take on and beat a player when attacking through dribbling and ball control.
  • First Touch – Controlling the ball with all legal parts of the body and understanding how a good first touch can set you up for quick transition to that next play or help you get out of danger.
  • Passing & Receiving – Proper passing and receiving on the correct foot dependent on the situation. Off-the-ball movement to create space for yourself and others to receive is also a key focus.
  • Defending – Learning to defend in varying individual and group scenarios.
  • Shooting & Finishing – Practicing the important skill of finishing in and around the goals.

Each of the above places this technical focus into the tactical and game sitation that is present in the relevant age group.

GOALKEEPER ACADEMY: U10 – U11 – U12 – U14

Our specialised goalkeeper training is especially designed to help our young goalkeepers develop skills, automatic reactions and natural movements. Its focus is on ensuring our goalkeepers learn how to play the most important position on the pitch correctly from the beginning.

Our Goalkeepers in this program are encouraged to attend training both nights so that they continue to develop their skills and game understanding in a team environment.

Some of the things our young goal keepers will focus on are:

  • The set position
  • Handling technique
  • Diving technique
  • Throw ins and corners
  • Positional awareness
  • Footwork
  • Distribution – foot
  • Distribution – hand
  • Match play
  • Conditioning and preparation

REGISTERING & PAYMENT

To enrol please follow the link below and complete the form.

To complete payment please follow the directions at the bottom of the form.

Players Details

Contact Details of Parent/Guardian

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Product Item Price Quantity
Launceston City Devils Academy Term 4 (Five Weeks) $60
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Please pay total amount via bank transfer to:

Launceston City Devils Junior Soccer
BSB: 632 001
ACC: 100 196 890

** Please put players initial, surname and LCD as payment reference eg; JSmithLCD

Cost: $60 

 

Location: 

St. Patricks College – Croagh Patrick Grounds
Entry via Peel St, Summerhill

 

Training Times

Commencing Monday, October 11, 2021

 

Further Information:

For any enquiries please email:

academy@launcestoncity.com.au