UPDATE 24 NOVEMBER:
POSTPONED UNTIL THE NEW YEAR
Hey girls! Are you keen to give football a go but don’t know where to start? Do you already play but want to improve your skills before pre-season kicks-off next year? Or perhaps you’re even looking for overseas opportunities to continue your football journey…
The Upper Hutt Kaizen Football Academy for Girls
25th November–16th December 2018
Maidstone Park Turf
Following on from the successful launch of the Kaizen Academy in Upper Hutt earlier this year, we’re delighted to announce the KAIZEN ACADEMY FOR GIRLS. This is a four-week pilot programme at Maidstone Park Turf developed especially for females aged 13-18 (born 2000-2005). The programme is open to girls of all abilities – and you don’t have to be a current UHCF club player. In fact, we’d love to welcome college players who haven’t previously experienced a club training environment to come and give it a go!
Kaizen – “The Practice of Continuous Improvement”. Kaizen Football Academies takes this ethos and transitions it into a high-quality football development programme that focuses not just on technical and tactical aspects, but the physical, psychological and social/emotional needs of the player to achieve their goals.
What does this mean for you?
It means whatever your goal or starting point Kaizen will encourage you to find ways to continuously develop skills, grow your confidence, get fit – and enjoy your football!
Let’s do this! REGISTER NOW – Girls Registration Form – Pilot Programme and Kaizen Medical Consent
Still not sure why you should give Kaizen a go? Read on!
What’s in it for you?
The programme is made up of four practical sessions on the all-weather artificial turf at Maidstone Park, plus a presentation session in the clubrooms for players and their families to review the programme and discuss next steps (date for presentation session TBC).
Regardless of your age or stage in football, if you’re motivated and willing to learn, the Kaizen Academy will:
- empower you to be confident, connected, and more personally responsible for goal-setting and skills development #girlbeconfident
- encourage you to work through challenges, develop initiative and connect with coaches to strategise and make decisions #girlbeindependent
- and work with you to understand the issues, prioritise focus and work smarter during the main moments of the game. #girlbesmart
Sessions are structured so that players at different levels are both challenged and can achieve. Kaizen coaches understand the importance of your specific needs. With your can-do attitude, we will strive for ways to do things better, improving every aspect of your performance. Plus of course, as well as helping to develop your technical ability, tactical awareness, mental endurance and social connections, football training is also a great way of developing a positive attitude towards fitness and emotional health with friends!
How much does it cost?
Your Academy coaching staff
Kaizen mentor almost 100 youth players across the greater Wellington region. And for those ambitious players keen to investigate other options through football, the Academy programmes collaborate with organisations that champion sporting achievement and talent pathways, engage and participate in respectable and challenging tournaments, overseas opportunities and community events.
Stu Jacobs: Technical Director, AFC/FFA “A” Licence
James Prosser: Coach/USA Recruitment Adviser, USSA “B” Licence
Will Dewhirst: Coach, OFC B Licence
Hamish Kyne: Head of Strength and Conditioning, PG Diploma in Ex Science
Where is the pilot programme being held?
The Kaizen Football Academy for Girls will be held at Maidstone Park Turf, Park Street, Upper Hutt (opposite Mitre 10) on the weather-proof astroturf, with access to changing facilities, showers and toilets. There’s loads of parking, and it’s close to rail and bus stations if you’re coming from out of town.
Come and join our football community
This is an exciting initiative for female youth footballers in the wider Hutt Valley region. We want it to be about so much more than just improving your football skills. It’s a great opportunity to become part of a community which shares a common interest in football, make friends who’ve got each other’s backs, develop your confidence, and of course, be happier and healthier too!
Give it a go! We’d love to see you there!!
The programme starts soon, so REGISTER TODAY
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Contact Gillian on 027 262 1767, email@example.com