Skills Programmes

There are two types of skill programmes available - one for all players and one specifically for GK's.  See below for a quick summary of the information or you can download an information pack for all the details.

Friday Skills Programme (run in terms 2, 3 and 4)

FRIDAYS 5:30 - 6:30pm (one session per week) Beginning on Friday 5th May

The Ellerslie AFC Friday Skills Programme is open to all Ellerslie players who have a desire to become a more skilled footballer. The players will learn a variety of skills that will help them become successful footballers as they get older. It will focus on their dribbling, passing, first touch, awareness/vision, co-ordination, game understanding and drive to compete; while doing our best to ensure the players continue to develop that love for the game, which is extremely important.

This course will be run by experienced coaches who have been up-skilled to train players in these specific areas by our Director of Coaching, Ryan Shiffman.  A lot of our coaches are current or former players of Ellerslie AFC who are wanting to give back and develop the next wave of Ellerslie AFC players who are coming through!

Girls U7 to U13 Grades

Boys U7 to U13 Grades

GK Skills Programme (run in all 4 school terms)

TUESDAY & THURSDAY LATE AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING (up to two sessions per week) Please see Key dates calendar for term start and finish.

This Goalkeeping Skills programme is run by Nadia Olla. Nadia has represented NZ at the highest level as a goalkeeper, traveling and playing in multiple U17 and U20 World Cups! Her skills as a goalkeeper are only surpassed by her passion for coaching goalkeepers to be their best. 

The two programmes, Goalkeeping School and Goalkeeping College are separated by age groups, but also by skill level, so beginning keepers may move to the earlier time slot and advanced younger goalkeepers may be asked to move to the older grouping.

Ellerslie AFC is extremely lucky to have Nadia Olla running its goalkeeping programme and we can’t wait to see the great work she does with our players!

Under 9-12 programme (Mixed)

Under 13-19 programme (Mixed)