Academy and Development Squad

Academy (Skills Center)

Following the West Coast Rangers playing philosophy and curriculum, our Academy program is dedicated to providing all players a fun and challenging training environment that will grow their skills and increase their enjoyment of football.

It covers our Fun Football (ages 7-8) and Junior Football (ages 9-12) programs which regularly involve over 500 active young players on the grass every week. 

For more information on this process and the Academy in general, please check out our Academy page here.

Development Squad (TDP)

Players who reach age 13 move into youth level football and become eligible for the West Coast Rangers Development Squad. 

The Development Squad is designed to prepare players for competitive youth football and ultimately developing players for the key Under 17 and Under 23 age grade sides which are the primary 'feeder' grades for senior football in New Zealand. 

Led by our Director of Football Andy Dunn and his team, with input from senior 'first team' mens and womens players and the coaching stuff of our top competitiive teams, the development squad aims to develop competitive skills and produce players ready for competitive football at 13, 14, 15 and 16 grades (including 'Under 17' level).

For more information on this process and the Development Squad in general, please check out our Development Squad page here.

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