Key dates for junior players to prepare for 2021 winter season

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Cambridge FC have released the club’s timetable to help junior and youth players prepare for the 2021 winter season.

Timetable

Federation youth teams – briefing for parents/caregivers (February 9)

Parents/caregivers of players aspiring to play for our club’s Waikato/Bay of Plenty federation youth teams are invited to attend an information-sharing session at the main clubrooms.

The session will enable parents/caregivers to understand all that’s involved in federation youth football which brings together players from across our region. This includes the levels of commitment from players and families in terms of time, cost and travel.

Though there are no plans by WaiBOP Football to offer regional competitions for girls this year, we encourage families of girls aged 11-15 to contact our club by emailing Technical Director Ricki Herbert for other options.

For: Parents/caregivers of players seeking to play for boys’ teams in the U-12, U-13, U-14 and U-15 age groups.

Venue: Main clubrooms, John Kerkhof Park

When: Tuesday February 9 (6.30pm-7.30pm)

Federation youth teams – follow-up briefing (February 15)

This information-sharing session is for those parents/caregivers unable to attend the first briefing (February 9) or who seek more information. The meeting will be held following the first of four training sessions for players (see below).

For: Parents/caregivers of players seeking to play for boys’ teams in the U-12, U-13, U-14 and U-15 age groups.

Venue: Main clubrooms, John Kerkhof Park

When: Monday February 15 (6pm-6.30pm)

Federation youth player identification sessions (February 15, 17, 22 and 24)

These four late afternoon training sessions will help coaches and players better understand their capability for playing at the U-12 and U-14 levels of regional competition.

(A programme for our U-15 squad has already been planned but new or aspiring players can learn more by emailing Technical Director Ricki Herbert).

U-12, U-13 and U-14 players will participate in training sessions with qualified coaches from the Ricki Herbert Football Academy.

The cost of participating in these sessions is $30 (which covers all four sessions) and players need to be registered using the following links:

Click here to register players for U-12 group >>>>

Click here to register players for U-13 group >>>>

Click here to register players for U-14 group >>>>

For: Players seeking to play regional football in the U-12, U-14 age groups.

Venue: John Kerkhof Park

When: Monday February 15, Wednesday February 17, Monday February 22, Wednesday February 24 (all 4.30pm-5.30pm)

For: Players seeking to play regional football in the U-13 age group.

Venue: John Kerkhof Park

When: Tuesday February 16, Tuesday February 23, Tuesday March 2, Tuesday March 9 (all 4pm-5pm).

Juniors – briefing for parents/caregivers (February 23)

This is the ideal opportunity for parents/caregivers to learn about plans for junior football in 2021, with Q/A session and a chance to meet our junior administrators. For those who can’t attend, or seek follow-up information, we’ll host a ZOOM session online on Tuesday March 2 (see details below).

For: Parents/caregivers of players born 2012 or older.

Venue: Main clubrooms, John Kerkhof Park

When: Tuesday February 23 (6.30pm-7.30pm)

Juniors – online briefing for parents/caregivers (March 2)

This session will take place online, using the ZOOM meeting app. It’s ideal for those parents/caregivers who could not attend the briefing at the clubrooms on February 23 or who want more information after that event.

For: Parents/caregivers of players born 2012 or older.

Venue: Online via ZOOM meeting app

When: Tuesday March 2 (7pm-7.30pm)

Junior player identification sessions (March 7 and 14)

These are two days of training sessions for different age groups where coaches can help players identify which teams will best help their player development and enjoyment of football. A detailed schedule showing times and age groups will be published on the club’s website nearer the time.

For: Players born 2012 or older.

Venue: Areas to be marked between senior and junior pitches, John Kerkhof Park.

When: Sunday March 7 and Sunday March 14 (times to be advised)

Junior coaches’ pre-season workshop (March 10)

Cambridge FC’s Technical Director Ricki Herbert will host a pre-season information session for returning and aspiring junior coaches.

The session will provide information on the club’s programme to support and develop coaches, including those completely new to coaching.

This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in getting involved in coaching, whether you have experience or not.

To indicate your interest in attending this session, please register here >>>>

For: Returning and aspiring junior coaches

Venue: Main clubrooms, John Kerkhof Park

When: Wednesday March 10 (6.30pm-8pm)