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Talent Development Programme - Info

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FC NELSON TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (TDP)

In this phase of player development, the coaching focus shifts from teaching the ‘Core Skills’, to teaching the four ‘Main moments’ in Football game. After going through skill acquisition phase, the players are introduced to specifics of different moments within a course of the game.

The four ‘Main Moments’ are:

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These four ‘Main Moments’ and the Key Principles are couched in line with NZ Football philosophy and playing model. FC TDP training is structured so it covers one of the key principles in every training session. FC Nelson is committed to developing young footballers that can play a proactive, effective, controlled and incisive possession-based style of football (NZ Football playing philosophy). This commitment will be reflected in our training methodology which focuses on achieving high level of technical and physical ability that would allow our players to be confident in and out of possession. 

As well as introducing four ‘Moments’, the Talent Development Program expands on strength and conditioning training, mental strength training, social-emotional development, and tactical (FC Nelson playing style) knowledge.

The TDP training group has three training sessions per week in addition to their team training. All the players get four progress assessments every year. The assessment covers technical, physical, tactical ability, and general attitude and behavior before/during/after training or game.

The TDP players also have to provide proof of their academic achievement. Any Academy player that is achieving below expectations will be offered additional help, or time away from training to address academic issues.