NFA Player Development



Program Overview

Newstars Futbol Academy ( NFA) has developed a long-term player development program which focuses on a clearly designed pathway. This program aims at mastering each level of development from beginner to intermediate and advanced.

Skills Training

NFA’s program will focus on ball mastery, soccer skills, fitness and knowledge of the game at age appropriate level. The skills that they will be developing in the program are juggling, soccer kicks, turning, shooting, throw in’s, passing, heading, change of direction and feints.

Key program features:

NFA’s program is designed to provide the opportunity for athletes at an early age, who truly love the game of soccer, to be taught the proper technical and tactical skills needed for high performance play.

All athletes will be assessed for their overall skill and knowledge of soccer. All athletes will start at the beginner level to ensure they are using effective technical skills. The athletes will first master all beginner skills to move on to intermediate and advance levels.

Following are the main program offerings:

• Designed to track each individual athlete’s progress.
• Parents will be given written reports of their child’s progress.
• All athletes will be giving a working training manual to track their progress as they master each soccer skill.
• On going assessment and feedback

The NFA Player Development Program is a year-round technical skills training program, that runs continuously over 2 sixmonth blocks. It is geared towards athletes aged 7 to 16 years, who are interested in enhancing their physical skills with the ball, as well as their tactical knowledge. This program is supplementary to the regular House League or Rep Team playing schedule. NFA’s technical staff will work closely with every player to achieve their soccer development goals.