U13 - U16 Boys Youth Academy

The VUFC Youth Academy aims to continue the Skill Training development achieved in the Junior Academy and incorporate Game Training to increase players tactical and technical proficiency. Entry to the Youth Academy is done through trials in the off-season. Players train 3 times per week with a suitably qualified and experience coach.

Selection / Trial

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Boys Youth Academy Trials

  • U13 Thursday, 19 September, 6.30 pm - 7.45 pm

U13 Tuesday & Wednesday, 1 & 2 October, 12n - 2:30 pm 

How To Develop

How do you raise the national standard of players graduating to play for the Socceroo’s or the Brisbane Roar?

The key is to start young and ensure the base of the skill pyramid is learned well. It’s very hard to adjust or fix techniques learned poorly in junior football, therefore it is imperative that skills are learned and developed in the right environment.

U8 - U12 is part of the so called ‘golden age of motor learning’. In this period before entering the growing spurt that goes hand in hand with puberty, children are well balanced and coordinated. This makes them very adaptive to developing motor skills (techniques) especially since this also is the brain’s key development period. 

In no other development phase in life will motor learning happen faster than here. As a logical consequence of the above it makes sense that we make optimal use of this period to lay a sustainable technical foundation.  Therefore it’s extremely important that we have qualified professional coaches working with players showing promise at those age categories.The Junior Academy Program has been put in place at Virginia United FC to help guide player development.

The Youth Academy program U13 - U16 moves our development focus towards the tactical side of a 11 a side game while ensuring individual technical skills are well maintained.

Who is the Youth Academy program for?

The Youth Academy program is available in the U13 age category for 2020. Youth Academy teams are VUFC teams that play in the Brisbane Youth Premier League competition.They are constructed to provide promising youth players access to well qualified professional coaching and a professional challenging training environment.
Playing in the Academy program at Virginia provides an environment to develop FFA target cores skills and team skills set out in the National Curriculum.
Players interested in joining the Academy Program should contact Academy Director Dan Medhurst (academydirector@virginiaunitedfc.com.au). 

Players should trial for the program if:
  • They consistently show above average football abilities on a consistent basis in games and training.
  • Are able to commit to three training sessions per week
  • Are willing to listen and learn in the training environment.
  • Have an interest in developing and being placed in a challenging environment.
  • Have competed at komodo/cross river, SAP or BYPL
  • Please note that this program is not beneficial for all players. Please consider the above points before registering your child for a trial.
The Youth academy squads have a maximum of 15 players.
Any players deemed not quite ready to play youth academy football will be placed in one of the clubs many age divisional teams.
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