Player Development Programmes

The East Coast Bays player development programmes are considered by many as some of the best in New Zealand. We were one of the first clubs in New Zealand to be awarded the highest possible accreditation from NZ Football for our Player Development Centre (PDC) and Talent Development Programmes (TDP) working with players from 8-17 years old. 

Player Development Centre (PDC) - Junior 9-12th Grades

The Player Development Centre program is available to all boys and girls aged between 8 and 12. The program is designed to provide clear training guidelines based on international best practice for a junior footballer who is showing potential to play at a high level, as well as those who just love playing football with their friends.  It is also designed to increase and retain the number of junior footballers in the game through the delivery of a high-quality football experience. 

Regardless of motivation or ability levels, players should enjoy a high-quality experience at all stages of their football development.  This framework aims to meet the needs of all young players while ensuring they can move across the spectrum of community recreational football right through to the top levels of football.  

More information about our PDCs can be found here

Talent Develpment Programmes (TDP) - Youth 13-17th Grades

The East Coast Bays New Zealand Football (NZF) Talent Development Programme provides an aligned, coordinated approach to the development of high potential youth footballers, aged 13-17 years. Its main aim is to provide a challenging, structured programme for players, in an enjoyable environment that maximizes player development. 

It is highly likely that the game in the future will be quicker, more technical, and tactical, and the demands on our younger players will be elevated. Through a planned, consistent approach to training, based around principles of long-term Player Development, East Coast Bays AFC NZF Talent Development Programme provide a platform for players wishing to reach their potential.

More information about our TDPs can be found here

Coaching Staff

We pride ourselves on the quality and experience of our coaching team. Our coaches are key to the success of our development programmes. More information about our coaching team and additional training options can be found here



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