Federation Youth Teams
Federation Youth Teams
To continue to provide a football pathway for our juniors a youth development programme was initiated by the club.
Claudelands Rovers youth teams will play in the WaiBOP federation youth league on Sundays. Football in this league is played at a very high level, it is for gifted players and has 11 players aside. Play is followed by after match food and speeches so it requires good commitment from both parents and players.
We are entering the following teams for passionate youth players in the U12, U14, Under 16 Boys competition, and the Under 16 Girls competition. At this time WaiBOP do not offer a Federation competition for younger female players, we are hoping these will be introduced next year.
Boys Federation youth U12 - players born 2005 / 2006
Boys Federation youth U14 - players born 2003 / 2004
Boys Federation youth U16 - players born 2001 / 2002
Girls Federation youth U16 - players born 2001 / 2002 / 2003
We are offering a full Youth Development Program for these teams.
This program will be run by Claudelands Rovers and lead by Rodi Rojas with a team of highly skilled and experienced coaches with a South American flair. You can read more about some of the coaches below. Given the coaches international experience the Program will draw on internationally recognised academies, South American football skills as well as incorporating NZ Football Youth Development guidelines.
The Program will be a staged pathway through the various age groups covering disciplines such as:
- Game Knowledge
- Stretching and injury prevention
- Strengthening and core development
The Program will run from late February to November. The core participants of this Youth program will form the under 12, 14 and 16 boys federation teams and the Under 16 Girls Federation team - there will be trails for these.
We will be hosting some introductory sessions for eligible youth players between the ages of 11 and 16.
Open this attachment for more information on the introductory sessions
Tues 14th February
Thurs 16th February
Tues 21st February
Thurs 23rd February
Where? All sessions are held at Galloway Park
What time? Sessions will run from 5-6pm
Youth Federation Team Trials
Trial dates for the following teams
U16 Girls Federation Monday the 27th 4.30-6pm
Under 14 Federation Tuesday the 28th 4.30-6pm
U16 Federation Boys Wednesday 1st 4.30-6pm
Under 12 Federation Boys Thursday 2nd 4.30-6pm
Second trials to be held on Sunday the 5th March across the whole day
U16 Girls 11am – 12.15pm
U16 Boys 12.30pm – 1.45pm
U14 Boys 2pm to 3.15pm
Rodrigo (Rodi) Rojas – Head Coach
Rodi is passionate about football. He believes that young player must enjoy what they are learning. Controlling the game is important and this is best achieved by keeping the ball through high technical skills. He likes to encourage an exciting game where all players can attack. He is heavily involved in his son’s football career with the Melbourne Victory in the Australian A League.
Rodi has significant football experience as a player in NZ. In his playing days he played for several clubs in the Waikato at Northern League level.
Rodi holds the NZ Youth Level 3 and Senior Level 2 coaching badges. He has extensive coaching experience with club teams including Federation 11th – 15th grade teams, Reps, Senior Northern League teams and is currently Claudelands Rovers Northern League Senior Men’s coach.
Federico (Fede) Marquez – Coach
Fede is passionate about football. He has high goals and the will to learn both old and new coaching methods from his mentors to further his coaching profession. He loves to help boys and girls of all ages to become better football players and grow up with good values around football.
Fede has significant football experience as a player in South America and NZ. He has played in the Uruguay First Division, Northern League Premier Division NZ and NZ National League.
Fede holds the following NZ coaching badges: Junior Level 1, Youth Level 3, Senior Level 2 and has been coaching both club and school teams from 2011 and in NZ since 2013.
Alexis Varela Carcamo - Coach
Alexis is from Chile and loves football. He has significant football experience as a player in South America and NZ. He has played in Ohiggins and Magallanes youth teams and professionally for Magallanes first team, Barnecha and Santa Crus. In NZ he has played National league for WiaBOP and Wanderers and Northern premier league for Onehunga and for Wanderers in Hamilton.
Alexis has been a coach for the WaiBOP development centres since 2013 and been involved in the junior development at Wanderers.
Alexis holds the following NZ coaching badges: Junior Level 1, Youth Level 2, Senior Level 1
Open this attachment for more information on the program
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Phone number :
027 484 8189