Player Development

AUFC Training Program Overview

An age-appropriate and developmentally suitable program

Our youngest players start in the Young Dragon Academy U5-U7 where they are taught a wide range of movements in combination with the experience of enjoying the fun of unstructured play.

At the basic training phase ages U8-U11 we are adding the development of coordination, learning the rudiments of technique and enjoying the game of soccer.

During the “golden age” of learning, intermediate training phase ages U12-U15, we will teach them the technical/tactical elements (individual and group tactics) and improving one’s game.

At the advanced training phase ages U16-U19 players begin to specialize more in specific positions while group and increasingly team tactics become more important. At all age groups we emphasize the importance of FUN and the development of a deep love and passion for the game!