Launceston City Devils Academy

DUE TO INCREASED INTEREST IN OUR LAUNCESTON CITY DEVILS ACADEMY WE HAVE LIMITED THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE SPOTS IN OUR PROGRAM FOR TERM TWO.

THIS HAS BEEN DONE TO ENSURE THAT OUR COACHES CAN CONTINUE TO DELIVER TRAINING TO PLAYERS OF THE HIGHEST STANDARD WE EXPECT.

THERE ARE STILL SOME SPOTS IN SOME AGE GROUPS SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ENROLLING PLEASE CONTACT US VIA academy@launcestoncity.com.au

Our Launceston City Devils Academy is for players from U7 to U13 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.

2008 – U13
2009 – U12
2010 – U11
2011 – U10
2012 – U9
2013 – U8
2014 – U7

Our Launceston City Devils Academy is run by appropriately qualified coaches and is separated into four programs:

  • Little Devils Academy (U7 – U8)
  • Junior Academy (U9 – U10 – U11)
  • Youth Development Academy (U12 – U13)
  • Goal Keeper Academy (U10 – U13)

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.

JUNIOR ACADEMY: U9 – U10 – U11

For our players U9 – U11; 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 – How to take on and beat a player whether attacking or defending in varying situations.
  • 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.
  • Running with the Ball – Learning how to dribble and control the ball in open and confined spaces.
  • Striking the Ball – All forms of kicking whether it be short passing, long passing, shooting or crossing.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY: U12 – U13

For players in our Youth Development Program, this program aims to bridge the gap and help transition players  between Junior Football and our Launceston City FC NPL Youth Academy.

This program provides players with a competitive training environment, encouraging them to play with good technical ability to a much higher standard whilst developing good habits through the processes visible at Youth and Senior Football

Whilst still having a major focus on Skill Acquisition to develop and refine their technical skills, our Youth Development Program aims to develop players game awareness, understanding and knowledge when attacking, defending and transitioning between both.

GOALKEEPER ACADEMY: U10 – U11 – U12 – U13

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

TOURNAMENTS – FESTIVALS – FRIENDLIES

For members of our Launceston City Devils Academy, we provide opportunities to compete in a number of annual Tournaments, Festivals and friendlies located throughout Tasmania. This is an important focus of our Academy to increase the amount of football our players are playing per year and to ensure our players are consistently playing against the Academy programs of our NPL peers. We believe these games are important in offering perspective to both our coaches and players to ensure the future generation of Launceston City FC senior players will be of the highest quality.

Our intention is to provide every player in our Academy these experiences but this is not always possible due to the tournaments and festivals only catering to specific age groups and some peer programs and clubs not able to provide teams in certain age groups especially the younger ones (Little Devils).

UNIFORMS

It is a requirement of players that attend our Academy to wear the specific Academy uniform consisting of:

  • Black Adidas Shirt
    (Tabela 18 Jersey)
  • Black Adidas Shorts
    (Parma 16 Shorts)
  • Black Adidas Socks
    (Milano 16 Socks)

Our Academy uniform along with additional Launceston City FC apparel can be purchased through our supplier UltraFootball via the link below.

LAUNCESTON CITY FC

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.

Please note that to play with Launceston City FC in NTJSA competition there is a separate registration process. This will also come with an additional registration fee.

Cost: $100 per term

 

Location: 

Buckby Motors Park
Westbury Road, Prospect Vale
Entry via the Australian Italian Club – Launceston.

 

Training Times
(Term Two Commences: Monday, April 19th, 2021)

Little Devils: Mondays & Wednesdays 4.15pm – 5.15pm
Junior Academy: Mondays & Wednesdays 4.15pm – 5.15pm
Youth Development Academy: Mondays & Wednesdays 5.15pm – 6.45pm
Goal Keeper Academy: Mondays 5.00pm – 6.00pm

 

Further Information:

For any enquiries please email:

academy@launcestoncity.com.au