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 2019, both the Girls and Boys/Mixed Academy will again be team-based models.

  • Boys and mixed in U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14
  • Girls in U10/11, U12/13 and U14/15.

Players are strongly encouraged to trial for their chronological age-group, particularly when entering an age-group that dictates a change to the field size in order to maximise touches on the ball, unless there is a clear benefit to the individual on a technical, physical or social basis to play above their chronological age-group.

It is expected that the following teams will make up the Academy program for 2019:

3 x U9 with 10 players in teams

2x U10 with 13 players in teams

2 x U11 with 13 players in teams

1 x U12 with 16 players in team 

1x U13 with 16 players in team

1 x U14 with 16 players in team

1 x Girls U10/11 with up to 13 players in team

1 x Girls U12/13 with up to16 players in team

1 x Girls U14/15 with up to 16 players in team

** Number of players/teams are TBC based on number of trialists.

What is the program cost and what commitment is involved?

2019 Academy Package – $895 per player.

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 under the guidance of Director of Coaching, Drew Taylor (FFA A Licence)
  • 2 x 75-90 minute training sessions per week through to end of the MWFA season
  • Trial games program February-March
  • Coach attendance at each regular season match
  • 1 holiday camp – April
  • State Cups and Champions of Champions where applicable
  • Academy training kit including shirt, shorts and socks.


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, Drew Taylor to enquire confidentially about assistance.


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

  • Winter and Summer 5-a-side registration – this should be paid separately
  • January, July and September camps
  • Potential participation in the following tournaments for interested players will be by process of EOI > deposit > payment.

    Mariners Cup – Sydney - April – Boys and Girls U9-U12  

    Kanga Cup – July – Canberra - Boys U9-U14 and Girls U10/11-U14/15

    Sydney International Cup – October – Sydney – Boys U9-U14

    Champions Cup – October – Gold Coast – Boys U13/14 

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.

Sundays 18/11 and 2/12

2pm-3.15pm U9 and U13

3.15-4.30pm U10 and U14

4.30-5.45pm U11 and Girls U10-U12

5.45-7pm U12 and Girls U13-U15

Thursday 22/11

4.30-5.45pm U9

5.45-7pm U12

Thursday 29/11

4.30-5.45pm U10

5.45-7pm All Girls

Thursday 6/12

4.30-5.45pm U11

5.45-7pm All Girls

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.

Trials will be “game based” across various formats (ie. 8v8, 4v4, 2v2 and 1v1) with players being assessed by a group of qualified and experienced coaches across the various trial dates on the following attributes:

Body and Ball Control

1v1 Dueling

Game Understanding

Striking the ball (Passing and Shooting)

Players should attend ALL trials for their agegroup.

 How do I register for the trials?

Registration for the November trials is compulsory :

Are there any similar programs for players U15 and older?

Boys U16-U18 Youth Division 1 teams

Mosman FC also intends to field Division 1 teams in the U16 and U18 Youth age groups. Players are expected to train AT LEAST one time per week with a second optional training offered. Trials for these teams will take place in February 2019.

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 to dominate the 1v1 with and without the ball, tactics and personal goal setting. 

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

Sessions begin Week One of Term 4 Wednesday, 17th  October.


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 2019

  • Summer: 14-17th January (registration opens December 14)
  • Autumn camp: 22-24th April in conjunction with Mosman FC Academy
  • Winter camp: 18-21st 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 2019 Mosman FC plans to participate in the Kanga Cup Youth Football Tournament from July 7th-12th 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 4 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.

The program will focus on building young people's physical literacy and ball mastery through fun, imaginative and engaging fundamental movement, and football co-ordination games.

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.

The 8 week program will be held at Georges Heights Oval. Each session is 45 minutes and runs from 9:30am - 10:15am

Term 4 classes begin on Monday 15/10 and Friday 19/10.

For all enquiries please contact James Webb, Mosman FC, Coach and Player Development Manager -

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