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Talented Player Pathway for Girls

Football Federation SA’s Talented Player Pathway is headed by the State’s Technical Department led by Director, Airton Andrioli, and Junior Squad Coaches Carl Veart, Michael Matricciani, Elvis Markov, Jonathan Ruse, Richie Alagich and Neil Fleming.

In the last five years, a number of players apart of the Pathway have advanced their careers to become professional footballers.

A step-by-step guide through the Talented Player Pathway for Girls follows below.

The Pathway is guided by National Training Framework, beginning with players aged between 9 and 12 years old in the Skill Acquisition Program (SAP).

Following this phase, part-time State Development Programs begin for Under 13 – Under 15’s before full-time Under 13 and Under 15 State Squads are finalised.

The South Australian National Training Centre Program begins full-time for Girls aged Under 17.

 

Talented Player Pathway for Boys

Football Federation SA’s Talented Player Pathway is headed by the State’s Technical Department led by Director, Airton Andrioli, and Junior Squad Coaches Carl Veart, Michael Matricciani, Elvis Markov, Jonathan Ruse, Richie Alagich and Neil Fleming.

In the last five years, a number of players apart of the Pathway have advanced their careers to become professional footballers.

A step-by-step guide through the Talented Player Pathway for Boys continues below.

The Pathway is guided by National Training Framework, beginning with players aged between 9 and 12 years old in the Skill Acquisition Program (SAP).

Following this phase, part-time State Development & Identification Programs for Under 12 – Under 14’s begin before full-time Under 13 and Under 14 State Squads are finalised.

The South Australian Under 15 National Training Centre Squad is the next step up. This is a full-time program consisting of players usually competing in at least the Under 18 age group of the PlayStation 4 National Premier League or State League equivalent from February – September.

In December, this squad travels interstate for Football Federation Australia’s NTC Challenge which sees each State and Territory compete against one other.