Coaching sessions underway for federation youth league teams

Cambridge FC seeks junior and youth players interested in playing for the club’s 2019 Federation League teams.

The club plans to enter four teams, all coached by the Ricki Herbert Football Academy. Teams will cover the following age groups:

  • Boys U-12 (born 2007)
  • Boys U-13 (born 2006)
  • Boys U-14 (born 2005)
  • Girls U-14 (born 2005 to 2007)

The federation leagues are Waikato/Bay of Plenty-wide competitions established to provide a consistently high level of football for the top players in each age group.

The leagues operate differently from Waikato-only football with games played on Sundays. The federation league season starts in April and finishes in August/September.

To help players prepare for this standard of football, and to establish a selection process, the Ricki Herbert Football Academy will provide a series of six coaching sessions during February. The cost per player is $40 but this covers all sessions.

How to take part in the coaching sessions

Venue: John Kerkhof Park, Vogel Street, Cambridge

Dates:  Sessions will be held from 5pm to 6pm on:

  • Tuesday February 5, 2019
  • Thursday February 7, 2019
  • Tuesday February 12, 2019
  • Thursday February 14, 2019
  • Tuesday February 19, 2019
  • Thursday February 21, 2019

Players are expected to attend at least four of the six sessions to be considered for selection to the Federation squads.

Coaching: The sessions will be run by coaches from the Ricki Herbert Football Academy. The academy will also be responsible for coaching our federation league teams throughout the season.

Costs: A $40 fee covers the costs of the coaches, and six sessions of coaching.

Step 1 – please fill in this form and submit it

Registration sought for Federation League coaching sessions: (required):

Player's name (required)

Player's gender (required)

Player's year of birth

Player's parent/guardian name

Your email (required)

Your telephone

Alternative phone

Do you accept our Terms and Conditions?

RHFA Terms & Conditions

Cambridge Football Club Terms & Conditions

Step 2 – after submitting the form, make payment

Using online banking or by making a deposit at your bank, please make payment of $40 to:

Ricki Herbert Football Academy

Account number 06-0507-0173023-06

Please record player’s surname as reference when making payment.

More information

For any inquiries about the trials and youth teams, please email Ricki Herbert Football Academy.

About the Federation Youth Leagues

This higher standard of football requires a high level of commitment with training twice a week (each session 5pm to 6.30pm), wider travel on game days (within Waikato/BOP) and a higher level of cost.

In addition to the club’s standard subscription fee, a coaching fee is payable each term.

The estimated cost per player for the 2019 season is expected to be about $700 per player and will be established when full details of the competitions are finalised.

Options for U-12 Boys

Click here for more information about the choices facing boys eligible for U-12 and 12th-grade football.

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