Our vision is to strengthen grassroots football by providing all players with the opportunity to be the best player they can be by having access to high-quality coaching and player development opportunities. In doing so, the SSFA ACADEMY will reinforce the technical foundation for all players within SSFA, increasing player engagement and the quality of football played.
Tailored Training Programs
SSFA ACADEMY offers year-round football development programs for all footballers within the Sutherland Shire Football Association, conducted by professional and experienced development coaches.
We offer tailored training programs designed for:
One on One Coaching
Accredited SSFA coaches offer guidance to U8- U16 Boys & Girls on how to execute the 4 core skills of football, which include Running with the Ball, Striking the ball, 1st Touch, and 1v1.
This method of coaching provides the opportunity for players to train with a group of friends who wish to develop and improve their game in an intensive 1-hour session Group coaching is open to U8-U16 Boys & Girls. Group sizes are from 2 to 4. Prices vary on group size.
Working with a team coach over a 10, 15, or 20-week program where players can improve technical/tactical game skills & positional play under the guidance of an SSFA Advanced Coach, in a structured game-related environment. Open to teams of all abilities, perfect for teenage & young adult teams. Can be run at your club or at a convenient venue.
A program for All Age Women to develop skills & game understanding as well improve their fitness. Players of all levels & experience welcome. Ideally suited to players new to the game. Minimum 4 participants, training times & locations are flexible to suit your situations & lifestyle.
The SSFA can work alongside our member clubs with coaching programs tailored to their needs. Programs include Pre-season skill development Academys for Boys and Girls, U3-U5, U6-U8, and U9-U13 5 and 10-week Academys.
Our Advanced Academys are geared towards players who play at the highest level in the Association Competition. Catering to players in the Skills training phase (U9-U13), participants will receive high level coaching from Experienced Accredited Coaching staff with focus on the 4 core skills and decision making. Programs are 5 weeks in duration and are held at the Harrie Dening Centre.
Skills Training Academy
The SSFA Skills Training Academys are open to boys and girls of all abilities. Catering to players in the Skills training phase (U9-U13), participants will receive high level coaching from Experienced Accredited Coaching staff with focus on the 4 core skills and decision making. Programs are 5 weeks in duration and are held at the Harrie Dening Centre.
Active Kids Vouchers: are accepted for programs that run for a minimum of 8 weeks