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Improving your players, the safe way

Our coaching resources and education are here to assist your coaching journey to ensure you and your players are well equipped to prepare effectively, perform at your best and recover well to get the best from your players.

Female-specific tips

  • Historically, many assumptions have been made that female players should prepare and perform the same as their male counterparts. This is incorrect!

  • Within our female specific section, we unravel and delve into topics that are specific to the female player and how you as the coach can enhance the capability, enjoyment, and longevity of your female players within the game.

Did You Know – Females are 6-8 times more likely to rupture their ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in their knee than males keeping them out of the game for at least 12months.


Tamariki-specific tips

  • To enhance the quality of our tamariki’s experience (aged 4-12 years), we need to embrace their passion for the game, improve their fundamental movements and playing skills; all while placing a priority on having fun.

  • With today’s world of technology, we’re seeing more time spent on screens and less time running, hopping, skipping, jumping, climbing, or balancing.

Find out how you as a parent can improve the fundamental movements of your child with some fun games:

The most effective and evidence-based activity to best prepare you to perform on the field both mentally and physically.

Your guide to the physical fundamentals through to specific football conditioning that build your players physical capacity to meet the demands of the game and development phase.

The physical demands of our game, plus the social demands of life, schooling, social environment and any emotional strains, all interconnect and impact upon a player’s overall load and general wellbeing.

See how the most common and debilitating injuries in football impact our game and what you can do to help your players return to play more effectively.