Wellington Olympic welcomes new Head Coach and Junior Development Officer, Samuel Mitrakas. Samuel will also oversee our 7-13 year old grades.
We also welcome back Junior Administrator Anna-Maria Fradelakis who will assist Samuel and will also oversee the youngest of our juniors, the 4-6 years olds.
Nursery Grade (u4-u6)
Coach Luis Corrales is back this season to introduce our youngest stars to the world of football in a fun and safe environment. Trainings are held on Sundays at the Indian Centre in Kilbirnie.
And whilst the emphasis is on the children having fun, Luis will be working on getting them used to having the ball at their feet whilst introducing simple skills which the children practice. As they master each skill, the children are encouraged to use these in short, fun games, each time building on their foundation of what they've learnt.
Fun Football (u7 and u8) - 5 vs 5 4 x 10 minute games
This season, our u7 and u8 grade teams will be joining Island Bay on Saturday mornings at Wakefield Park, for their weekly inhouse skill and games as per the NZF Junior Framework. Teams are given skills to carry out at different stations before games commence.
Fun Football is an introduction to street-style and free-flowing football with no throw-ins or goalkeepers and played on a small field. Every third week, Capital Football organise "Festival" games in which teams play other Clubs from Wellington.
Mini Football (u9 and u10) - 7 vs 7 2 x 25 minute games
These age groups introduce goalkeepers and a few more football rules. Although the emphasis still revolves on the concept keeping the game, it is also brings with it the introduction of competitiveness to games. Capital Football provide fixtures and games may be played at a number of venues around Wellington
Mini Football (u11 and u12) - 9 vs 9 1 x 60 minute game (option for 2 x 30 minute games)
All football rules are now implemented into their games. Skills introduced are now more advanced.
Youth (u13) - 11 vs 11 1 x 80 minute game
The players are now introduced to the full-sized field, with the full-sized goals. Skills training continues as players become more confident and more competitive.
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