NUSC Football Academy

The NUSC Football academy is designed to provide a supportive and competitive environment to build player's technical and tactical abilities, game understanding and mentality.

Players will take part in football sessions consisting of individual skill practice and game like practice through specific drills and small-sided games to gain maximum touches on the ball.

Players and parents will receive constructive feedback from the coach at the end of the term, outlining areas of weaknesses and strengths with homework and plans for going forward.

From the NUSC Football academy, teams such the U12's, U13's and U14's Federation league teams will be selected and worked with at a more elite level.

We aim to build a great football and family culture at the club and want to invest as much high-level coaching and support to the players and families as possible

Programme Outline

Individual Technical work - focusing on

- Ranges of passing

- Opening out and turning

- First touch

- Shooting and finishing

- 1v1's and ability to beat players

Technical and tactical - focusing on

- Retaining Possession

- Small sided games - 2v2's, 3v3's etc

- Position based exercises


- Feedback on a player's performance over the term, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and constructive feedback with homework and ideas going forward

Programme Details

8 Week Programme

Tuesday Nights (Starting 24th Oct)
Boys 9/10's 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Boys 11/12's 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday Nights (Starting 25th Oct)
Boys 13/14's 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Boys 15/16's 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Girls U10's and U12's 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Girls U14's 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Register here

Cost - $90 per player

Training shirt  $32.50 for the Junior Shirts from The Soccer Shop

Adam Thomas - Coach

  • NZ U17's, NZ u20's and 2012 Olympic Games representative

  • Coached Waibop Skill Centres and FTC

  • Coached at Ole Football Academy in Wellington

  • Founder of Adam Thomas Football and Olympic Football Coaching, working to build football in primary School children throughout Hamilton, Cambridge and Morrinsville

  • Currently sitting NZ Youth Level 3 and NZ Senior Level 2 Coaching qualifications

Dilshaan Mohanaraj - Coach

  • WaiBOP Women's National League Technical Analyst
  • Claudelands Rovers Women's Northern League Reserve Team Coach 
  • WaiBOP U10 Girls Skill Centre Coach
  • Hamilton Boys High School 2nd 11 Coach
  • NZF Junior Level 3 & NZF Youth Level 2

Sam De St Croix - Coach

  • Playing Career:
    • Aldershot Town Fc Academy u7s-u15
    • Farnborough Town
    • Godalming Town
    • America Scholarship (2 years)
    • Team Taranaki
    • Hamilton Wanderers
  • Coaching:
    • Haslemere Town Fc U8's
    • Beacon Hill Juniors
    • Central Football

Shane Ridgeway - Coach