Napier City Rovers Juniors
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Napier City Rovers Juniors section is for boys and girls from four years old upwards. The philosophy of the NCR's junior coaches is to develop the football skills and techniques of the young players in a fun and safe environment. Coaches at NCR will be fully focussed on the player with player development being an integral part of their role.
Developmental phases of Junior football
- Learn technical and tactical aspects of the game
- Introducing the “competition“ aspect of club football with an even bigger focus on learning and developing skills in a risk free, enjoyable environment.
The New Zealand Junior Framework provides a consistent, coordinated national approach to the development of junior players. Its main aim is to provide all junior players with high quality football experiences that increase both skill levels and the passion for playing football. Through the Junior Framework players will experience age appropriate football games and coaching in a programme that is specifically tailored to meet their football wants and needs. Through standardised playing formats, clear outcomes and training recommendations for each stage of a players development, alignment will be achieved across New Zealand in Junior Football as well as increased support for volunteer coaches. The importance of the Junior Framework cannot be underestimated. Implemented with commitment at all levels, it will ensure the experience provided at the grassroots leaves Kiwi kids enthused, technically competent and in love with our game.
For more details on the junior framework click here
Learn - Practice - Improve
Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative
players…they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
As a kid growing up there was nothing I loved more than playing football with my friends. Having fun scoring goals, trying new skills and copying our football heroes helped me fall in love with the game.
Winston Reid, All Whites Captain
“I’ve always enjoyed football from a young age. Having fun and working together with my team mates gave me the foundation I needed to become a Football Fern.
Abby Erceg, Football Ferns Captain