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Junior Development Program

About our Junior Development Program

Developed in line with the philosophy and training methods of Adelaide United, our Junior Development Program is a 8 session program that has been designed specifically for boys and girls of all footballing abilities from the ages of 5 – 13 years of age.

Delivered in a safe an inclusive environment with a strong emphasis on respect, teamwork and social skills, participants will also learn key footballing skills that can also be transitioned into everyday life.

Participants will receive a high intensity, skilled program which will be delivered by our qualified and experienced coaching staff. The sessions have been designed to develop players skills and advance their technical abilities both on and off the field.

Head of Junior Development and former Adelaide United player and Club favourite Marcelo Carrusca has developed the program and is delivered by Adelaide United accredited coaches.

Why Choose Our Program?

Elite Coaching Team: Learn from the best, including former Adelaide United star Marcelo Carrusca, who is dedicated to unlocking each player’s potential.

Holistic Development: We believe in nurturing well-rounded individuals, focusing not only on soccer skills but also on life skills like teamwork, discipline, and resilience. Parents can rest assured that their child’s character is being cultivated.

Confidence Boost: As children progress and showcase their skills, their confidence naturally grows. Parents will witness their child’s self-assurance and self-esteem flourish.

Healthy Lifestyle: Engaging in regular physical activity is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Parents can support their child’s fitness journey by enrolling them in our program. As well as standard mixed sessions, we also offer girls only sessions St Clair on Saturdays.

As well as standard mixed sessions, we also offer girls only sessions St Clair on Saturdays.

St Clair Oval

Address: Brocas Ave, St Clair SA 5011

Monday Sessions
Monday, 29th July 2024 – Monday 16th September 2024 (8 Sessions)
• 5 – 8 Year Old – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
• 9 – 13 Year Old – 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Register HERE

Saturday Sessions
Saturday, 3rd August 2024 – Saturday, 21st September 2024 (8 Session)
• 5 – 8 Year Old – 9:00am – 10:00am
• 9 – 13 Year Old – 10:15am – 11:15am
Register HERE

Saturday Goal Keeper Session
Saturday, 3 August 2024 – Saturday, 21 September 2024 (8 Session)
• 7 – 10 Year Old – 9:00am – 10:00am
• 11 – 14 Year Old – 10:15am – 11:15am
Register HERE

The Cove FC, Southern Soccer Facility

Address: Corner of Majors Rd and Adams Rd, Trott Park SA 5158

Monday Sessions
Monday, 5th August – Monday, 23rd September (8 Sessions)
• 5 – 8 Year Old – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
• 9 – 13 Year Old – 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Register HERE

Ridley Reserve East

Address: Judd Road, Elizabeth SA 5112

Wednesday Sessions
Wednesday, 7th August – Wednesday, 25th September (8 Sessions)
• 5 – 8 Year Old – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
• 9 – 13 Year Old – 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Register HERE

Everyone will be placed into groups with children of similar age/ability for each session, with groups monitored through the course of the program.

Players will receive an exclusive UCAN Adelaide United Junior Development Kit (jersey, shorts & socks).

For more information please call 8340 3000 or email: clinics@aufc.com.au