Modelled on the best youth academies in Europe, the CCSC Football Program is an integrated, holistic, age specific program aimed at optimum player development.
The key objective is to develop each individual player’s technical ability. This provides a strong foundation with a step-by-step progressive plan that enables players to achieve ball mastery and develop the qualities and skill set required for higher level competition.
Adhering to Football Federation Australia’s National Curriculum the playing style encouraged is proactive, based on effective possession with creative individuals at the forefront. Our curriculum comprises an annual plan divided into training phases with specific goals and objectives that enable quantifiable improvement.
Each week of the football program can look different depending on the time of year, student age, weather conditions, etc, however the program delivers technical training sessions, match preparation, physical conditioning, futsal, multi-sport training, recovery sessions and yoga.
Training the Whole Person
A fundamental component of the curriculum is our fitness regime. After testing, students receive an individualised program which, when performed regularly and correctly, can decrease the likelihood of injury and increase overall performance.
With a focus on the complete picture rather than isolated parts, athletes also participate in various disciplines such as yoga, football co-ordination and agility training.
Players are educated about the importance of recovery, sleep, nutrition, psychology and mindset – all elements that are pivotal to sporting excellence and peak performance.
CCSC students gain match practice through participating in one star academy matches and also against other clubs and college teams.
Part of the college football program is to introduce our students to Futsal. Futsal training forms an important component of our training program. Top Brazilians like Pele, Zico, Socrates and Ronaldo, and closer to home Australian star Tom Rogic, all attribute their soccer success to playing futsal. Sanctioned by FIFA, futsal is a fast paced, 5-a-side indoor version of football. Using a smaller ball in a more confined space, frequency of touches is increased and players are forced to make quick decisions, developing skills at a rapid rate.
Our students attend some futsal training throughout the college year and compete in college tournaments.
CCSC offers access to some of this country’s best coaches – the likes of former Matildas Julie Dolan and Servet Uzunlar, former Mariners players André Gumprecht, Brad Porter, Patrick Zwaanswijk and Adam Kwasnik. These coaches not only bring a wealth of technical knowledge and qualifications, but they also bring world’s best practice to the curriculum.