Junior Development Squads Now Open
  • 12 May, 2022

Registrations are now open for Development squads!

Taupō players Grade 9 and up (for the 2022 Season, that’s those born in 2013 and earlier), have the opportunity to take part in Player Development Programs.

Details as follows;

⚽️ Sessions start Monday 23rd May for 9 weeks

⚽️ Boys Grade 9 & 10 4pm – 5pm (separate sessions)

⚽️ Boys Grades 11+ and Girls Grades 9+ 5pm – 6pm (Separate sessions)

⚽️ $50 for the 9 sessions

⚽️ To register – Please log into Friendly Manager, click register and select player development (you should be able to select your child in the top left hand corner)


This year the Development Sessions are planned to be facilitated by players from our Senior Teams, coaching to set programmes that will be endorsed by Taupo AFC and WaiBOP. Parent coaches will also be in attendance to support.

The purpose of this Program is to develop the technical ability and game awareness of players in a fun, learning environment. The programme is available to any player Grade 9 and up, and we ask parents and caregivers to ensure players turn up on time, with an attitude to learn and try hard.

To enhance the quality of the sessions, we would ask that players are reminded at drop-off to listen carefully, try their best, and really focus on their skill development. Practicing the skills taught throughout the week is also very beneficial! The more the players put into it, the more the players will get out of it.


Players who attend these development sessions and show good commitment and attitude may get selected to represent the club in various tournaments and inter-club friendlies around the district, including the McCartney tournament which takes place in October.

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