Player Development


FC Red Star New Zealand Academy has a systematic and analytic approach to player development. This long-term process is fully determined by players’ stage of physical and mental development.

As children develop at different rates, ability groups are used rather than age groups


Long Term Planning

Our annual training plan determines priorities and long-term objectives for each age group based on their stage of development and the current level of ability. In the periodisation process, general and specific objectives are set for each period and phase.

Mid Term Planning

The annual training plan is broken down into Mesocycles, units of work lasting between two and four weeks. In each mesocycle we focus on improving a specific Te – Ta element and developing one or two fitness components.

Psychological/Social and Educational objectives may vary from session to session.