Coaching Programs

What is the academy program?

The Mosman FC Academy program provides the opportunity for players to train and play in a development environment focused on game-related skill acquisition and decision-making in line with the FFA National Curriculum and under the guidance of appropriately qualified coaches.

What age groups are eligible?

In 2018, both the Girls and Boys/Mixed Academy will be team-based models.

  • Boys and mixed in U9, U10, U11, U12 and U13.
  • Girls in U9/10, U11/12 and U13/14.

What is the program cost and what commitment is involved?

2018 Academy Package – $995 per player.  2019 Academy Package to be advised.

2019 Academy teams will commence training in early February (subject to council approval).

The Academy package consists of the following:

  • Coaching by an experienced and qualified coach, following the national curriculum
  • 2 x 75-90 minute training sessions per week through to end of MWFA season
  • Coach attendance at each match
  • 1 holiday camp – April
  • Participation in the Kanga Cup Tournament in Canberra in July

    (option to attend the July camp if a player unable to attend Kanga Cup).

  • Academy training kit including shirt, shorts and socks.

What isn’t included in the cost of the Academy:

  • Winter and Summer 5-a-side registration – this should be paid separately
  • Accommodation and transport to/from Kanga Cup
  • Spring and summer camps (which are still being offered)


At Mosman FC, we want to ensure our Academy program is accessible to all and so we offer financial assistance on an individual case basis, as appropriate.  Please contact our Coaching Director, Andrew Taylor to enquire confidentially about assistance.

When are the trials and how are players assessed?

Trials will be held in November 2018 to determine places in the 2019 Academy and Youth teams.  All players eligible for these age groups in 2019 are invited to trial.

Club coaches will conduct the trial process under the guidance of the club’s Director of Coaching, Drew Taylor.  Coaches will be looking at each player’s technical ability, attitude and willingness to learn and improve.  In the initial trial, players will be assessed on the four core skills identified in the FFA National Curriculum: - 1v1, running with the ball, striking the ball and first touch.  Second trials will be game-based.  Players should attend BOTH trials.

 How do I register for the trials?

Registration for the November trials is compulsory – details of trial times, location and TryBooking on-line registration link will be posted in October 2018 on the Mosman FC News and Events page and posted on the club Facebook page.

Are there any similar programs for players U15 and older?

Boys U14-U16 Youth Division 1 teams

Mosman FC also intends to field Division 1 teams in the U14, U15 and U16 Youth age groups. Players are expected to train AT LEAST one time per week with a second optional training offered.


What are the Development Squads?

Mosman FC is offering a development squad program to players who wish to improve their skills. The program is designed to provide coaching for players who are interested in supplementing their regular team training.  All players not in Academy teams are invited to attend development squad training.

Mosman FC Academy coaches under the technical direction of our Director of Coaching, Andrew Taylor, will run these squad training sessions.

The sessions will reflect the FFA National Curriculum focusing on the four core skills of the skill acquisition phase: running with the ball, striking the ball, 1 v 1 and first touch, while also assisting players to develop specific technical skills.

What age groups are eligible?

Development Squads are offered for age groups U8-U14

When and where are the sessions?

U8-U9 Wednesdays 4.00-5.00pm

U10-U11 Wednesdays 5.00-6.00pm

U12-U14 Wednesdays 6.00-7.00pm

Sessions take place at Allan Border Oval throughout the MWFA season except during school holidays.

Sessions commence Wednesday 4 April

How to register

Registration is now available by clicking here.

Master Classes Series 3

We offer players from U7 – U12 an opportunity to learn technical skills from our top coaches to complement the training conducted in team environments.  These are technical classes focusing on specific techniques so you can out them into practice on the weekend.  Classes will be split by age and/or ability to ensure players are presented with the appropriate level of challenge.


4:15 – 5:15pm             Class 1             U7 & U8

5:15 – 6:15pm             Class 2             U11 & U12

August 3:         Feints and tricks in preparation to shoot (Part 1)

August 10:      Finishing from close range

August 17:      Turning in preparation to shoot

August 24:      Feints and tricks in preparation to shoot (Part 2)

August 31:      Washout back-up


Balmoral Oval East

Balmoral Oval, Mosman, NSW 2088


The sessions will focus on the individual within a group setting, exposing them to an engaging environment with variety and high repetition. The sessions will cover creative individual techniques, tactics and goal setting. 

These will be held at Allan Border Oval from 7:15am-8:30am on Wednesdays.

Sessions begin Week Two of Term 3 Wednesday, 1st August.


Allan Border Oval

Lot 1, The Crescent, Mosman, NSW 2088


In order to support and develop our budding and experienced goalkeepers alike, we have increased the resources we will dedicate to training for this specialist and critical role.

For Miniroos and Youth goalkeepers, sessions are run on Tuesday afternoons by former Australian Schoolgirls and Current WNPL 1st Grade player Katie Offer.

For more information or to register email the club’s Director of Coaching, Drew Taylor:

For Senior goalkeepers, sessions are run on Monday nights by Coach and Player Development Manager, James Webb.

For more information or to register email James:

We encourage you to take advantage of these free training sessions and please bring along your own ball.

School Holiday Camps

Mosman FC offers football camps during each of the four school holidays for boys and girls aged 6 to 14.  The camps go for four days from 9am to 3pm and are coached by one or more Academy coaches with assistance provided by junior and trainee coaches.  Kids will develop their skills and have fun. The camps are held at Georges Heights Oval, (subject to confirmation by council).  Registration is essential and should be done online via the relevant TryBooking link. Kids can register for all four days or for individual days.

Dates for 2018

  • Summer: 15-18 January
  • Autumn camp: 17-20 April in conjunction with Mosman FC Academy
  • Winter camp: 17-20 July
  • Spring: TBA

What to bring

  • A willingness to learn and have fun
  • A water bottle, morning and afternoon snacks and lunch
  • Hat (compulsory) and sun block
  • Football shirt and shorts, with a waterproof jacket in case of wet/windy weather
  • Shin pads (compulsory) and football boots and/or comfortable training shoes
  • Soccer ball clearly marked with child’s name on it

In 2018 Mosman FC plans to participate in the Kanga Cup Youth Football Tournament from July 8th-13th in Canberra.

The Kanga Cup is the largest International Youth Football Tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. Held annually each July in Canberra.  The week long event proudly champions the mission of Uniting the Youth of the World through Football.  Capital Football, the governing body for football in Canberra, runs the Kanga Cup.  The Football Federation Australia and the Asian Football Confederation sanction the tournament.

For more information about Kanga Cup visit:

Term 3 Mini Kickers – Registration is now open.

Mosman FC is running a new program for pre-schoolers aged 3-6.  Our Coach and Player Development Manager, James Webb and one of our Academy coaches, Cerise Brooks, will be running the program aimed at introducing young players to the fun of football.

The initial package includes a ball, shin pads, boot bag, water bottle and insurance.  We are also offering a special Mosman Mini Kickers t-shirt.

Returning participants do not receive an ALDI MiniRoos participants pack.

Starts Monday 30/7 and Wednesday 3/8 and the program runs for 8 weeks at Georges Heights Oval.

Each session is 45 minutes starting at 9:30am.

Please register here.


Offered twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the off-season, players are able to attend either or both days.  The program will be run by Mosman FC coaches under the supervision of our Director of Coaching, Andrew Taylor.  The sessions will reflect the FFA National Curriculum focusing on the four core skills of the skill acquisition phase: running with the ball, striking the ball, 1 v 1 and first touch.

Players will work in small groups and will be grouped appropriately to ensure that all players are able to learn and develop to their potential. 

Who is eligible

This program is open to all interested players (boys and girls) in the U8-U16 age groups.  Players new to the club are welcome to participate.

When and where are the sessions?

Six weeks from October 10th – November 16th

Middle Head Oval


4-5pm: Players U8-U9 (2017 age group)

5-6pm: Players U10-U12 (2017 age group) and U13-U16


4-5pm: Players U8-U9 (2017 age group)

5-6pm: Players U10-U12 (2017 age group) and U13-U16

How to register

Registration is now available by clicking here