TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

tDP SKILLS FOR GRADES 9-12

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TDP Skills is designed to create technically proficient and intelligent young players who can meet the demands of representative football. TDP Skills focuses on establishing and developing key football habits with sessions specifically designed to affect all areas of the player’s development in a positive way.

WHAT IS TDP SKILLS?

TDP Skills is available for players that are playing 9th Grade to 12th Grade this season. You don’t need to be a member of Miramar Rangers to attend TDP Skills, but is expected that all Miramar Rangers’ A-team players attend TDP Skills.

WHAT IS TDP SKILLS?

  • An individualised development programme for 9 to 12 year old boys and girls to accelerate the skills of the ‘serious’ Kiwi footballer.

  • Matching motivated, committed and skilled players together with highly qualified coaches.

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

  • Players that are serious about the game, who can commit to extra trainings each week, and are technically proficient and want to play at the highest levels.

  • Players with commitment and potential to enter Talent Development Programme at 13th Grade.

  • All Players who make their respective ‘A’ teams for their grades are expected to attend TDP Skills for ‘A’ Squads.

COMMITMENT

TDP SKILLS ‘A’ SQUADS: 2 x trainings (1 x indoor and 1 x outdoor) per week year-round during school term time.

TDP SKILLS BLACK and GIRLS ONLY: 1 x indoor training per week.

FEES

TDP SKILLS FOR ‘A’ SQUADS: $150.00 per term
TDP SKILLS BLACK: $100.00 per term
TDP SKILLS GIRLS ONLY: $100.00 per term

REGISTRATION

Via MyComet. Select the Event TDP Skills – 9th-12th Grade – Mixed and Girls Only.

COACHES

All coaches are NZ Football qualified. The programme is overseen by Team Wellington Technical Director – Scott Hales and will be delivered by Football Development Manager, Jamie Dunning and Team Wellington Football Development Officer, Stuart Widdowson together with senior players and guest coaches.

UNIFORM

Miramar Rangers TDP Skills Training Top - $50 (one off cost)
Black Miramar Rangers Football Shorts
Black and blue Miramar Rangers Socks

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SCHEDULE

TDP SKILLS ‘A’ SQUAD SESSION TIMES

9th GRADE
Mondays 4-5pm, Indian Sports Centre
Wednesdays 4.30-5.30pm, Miramar Park

10/11th GRADE
Mondays 6-7pm, Indian Sports Centre
Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm, Miramar Park

12th GRADE
Mondays 7-8pm, Indian Sports Centre
Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm, Miramar Park

TDP SKILLS BLACK SESSION TIME

ALL GRADES
Thursdays 6-7pm, Indian Sports Centre

TDP SKILLS GIRLS ONLY SESSION TIME

ALL GRADES
Fridays 4.30-5.30pm, Indian Sports Centre


PERSONNEL

SCOTT HALES

Scott Hales is Team Wellington’s Director of Football.

Originally from Stratford-Upon-Avon, Scott left the UK for a stint coaching and playing in the United States, then came to New Zealand where he worked for Central Football in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay, before moving to Manawatu and the position of Central Football Development Officer.

Scott holds a NZ Football/Oceania A Licence and UEFA B Licence.

JAMIE DUNNING

English-born Jamie Dunning, commenced his coaching career in England before moving to the US where he coached in the United Soccer League (ULS) for a year.

In New Zealand Jamie has made his mark as Head Coach for Napier Marist, Assistant Coach and Youth Team Head Coach for Hawkes Bay United.

Jamie holds an NZ Football/Oceania A License and brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role at Miramar Rangers.

Jamie will be joining the club as Football Development Manager on 1 September 2019.

STUART WIDDOWSON

Stuart Widdowson is the Team Wellington Football Development Officer and the Head Coach of Miramar Rangers U17s and U19s and the Wellington College First XI.

Hailing from Harpole Football Club in Northampton and Reading University in Berkshire, Stuart holds a NZ Football/Oceania C License and is working towards his NZ Football/Oceania B License.

Stuart has coached both in England and China during his career and has a particular interest in tactics, current tactical trends worldwide and set-piece workings within the game.