How do I register for the program?

All registrations for the program are done online here on our website, follow the registration tab, find your training age and time then fill out the prompts and make payment. 

What are the benefits of the Academy?

Our coaching staff are fully qualified under the Football Federation Australia (FFA) National curriculum guidelines. The program is based on the national curriculum methodology of the Skill Acquisition Training Phase. This includes the principles of play in both attack and defence, while executing the four core skills of first touch, striking the ball, running with the ball, and 1 v 1. It is through our program that we aim to foster our player’s development creating smarter and faster players to achieve their individual goals. We guarantee a high quality program that is in unison with the country’s football goals.

What skill level does my child need to join the program?

The program caters for players aged 5-18 with all skill levels and abilities. Players undertake a grading session at the start of each term and are grouped with players of the same ability to ensure the experience is positive whilst aiding our player’s development.

What is the cost of the program?

$165 per term.

When and where does the program take place?

The Hills Football Development Academy Program takes place in two locations across the Hills District: Bella Vista Public School & The Hills Grammar School. The program runs for 4 terms, either on a Monday or a Friday depending on the location. These terms consist of a 10-week training program, however, Term 2 at Bella Vista Public School is an 8-week term.

Mondays - Location 1. Bella Vista Public School 

Term

Program length

Start Date

Finish Date

Term 1

10 weeks

Monday 31st of January

Monday 4th of April

Term 2

8 weeks
(ANZAC Day, Queen’s Birthday)

Monday 2nd of May

Monday 27th of June

Term 3

10 weeks

Monday 18th of July

Monday 19th of September

Term 4

10 weeks

Monday 10th of October

Monday 12th of December

 

Fridays - Location 2. The Hills Grammar School

Term

Program length

Start Date

Finish Date

Term 1

10 weeks

Friday 4th of February

Friday 8th of April

Term 2

10 weeks

Friday 29th of April

Friday 1st of July

Term 3

10 weeks

Friday 22nd of July

Friday 23rd of September

Term 4

10 weeks

Friday 14th of October

Friday 16th of December

 

What age groups does the program cater for?

Players aged U5 to U18. Including Female only training groups for girls aged U7-U12 and Goal Keepers aged U7 to U12. 

Can the training kit be worn at all four terms?

Yes, the same training kit can be worn all year round. Players coming and going across the year can wear the same training it making this a one off payment. 

How do I receive a training kit?

Each player will receive their training kit on the first night of each term, returning players can wear the same training kit.

What happens if a session is cancelled due to weather?

All sessions cancelled due to unfortunate weather conditions for the safety of our players will be cancelled. These sessions will be missed with no reschedule or refund due to field allocations and capacity of hire of the facility.

Who is my coach, what are their qualifications?

Each coach will be placed with a group of players for the term based of our grading night. All coaching staff apart of the academy are qualified under the Football Federation Australia (FFA) National Curriculum Guidelines.

What is the player to coach ratio?

Our players to coach ration is 12-14 players to 1 coach, should there be more players in a single training group an additional coach will be included. 

Can I bring a friend or team?

Yes, we encourage all players to bring a friend or their team to the program. Please keep in mind that we will not promise that any players apart of our program will be in the same training group. 

Is there any training for Goal Keepers involved with the program?

Yes, we have a Goalkeeper training for players aged U7-U9 and U10-U12

Can I use my Active Kids Voucher for this program?

Yes, we accept the NSW Active Kids vouchers. Simply enter your voucher number into the checkout section once you have registered for your $100 discount.