Youth Development Program

South Coast Flame FC offer a development program for Association youth players via our Youth Development Program.  The program is designed to continue to develop our Association youth players aged 13, 14, 15 and 16 years of age, under the guidance of qualified coaching staff, whilst maintaining their club commitments.

 The Development Program will include the following:

  • 30 training sessions
  • Training Monday evening (weekly)
  • Venue: Ian McLennan Park (Field 3)
  • Training Time: 6.45pm – 8:00pm
  • Start Date: Monday 29 January 2024
  • Development training apparel
  • Program will conclude Monday 23 September with a final session on Friday 27 September (Friday session will be held to conclude the program prior to Term 3 School Holidays)


Training content to include:

First Touch – Attack

  • Controls the ball with all allowed body parts to maintain possession

First Touch – Defence

  • Applies immediate pressure on ball carrier

1v1 Attacking

  • Change in direction
  • Fakes and Feints
  • Stop/Start

1v1 Defending

  • Win the 1v1 duel and retain possession

Striking the Ball – Attack

  • Consistent short range, forward passes to feet
  • Ability to play long distance pass to feet
  • Shooting
  • Crossing
  • Heading

Striking the Ball – Defence (includes player actions such as)

  • Delaying
  • Interception
  • Tackling
  • Blocking Shots

Running with the Ball

  • Travelling at speed into space
  • Identifying space in which to run the ball into at pace
  • Running with the ball at pace to commit a defender

In addition to technical development, the program will provide an environment for the player to develop the following characteristics essential to improving as a footballer:

  • Communicates with team mates
  • High levels of work ethic
  • Desire to defend and attack
  • Performs under pressure
  • Emotional control
  • Attentive to coaches instructions
  • Shows respect to players and coaches


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AND SECURE A PLACE IN THE PROGRAM *Due to the nature of the program places are limited

Total program cost is $750 per player (pro rata fee adjusted to join the program after January – please contact the Office for enquiries) – payment plan provided as per below. *Active Kids voucher accepted at time of online registration

  • $250 deposit to secure your position
  • Official registration via Play Football (you will be advised when registrations open)
  • $250 due by Monday 11 March 2024
  • $250 balance due by Monday 13 May 2024

*please let us know if you would like to arrange an alternate payment plan to ensure payment in full is received by this date.

Payment can be made via one of the following methods:

Online credit card payment via :


Direct Deposit:
Account Name: South Coast Flame FC
BSB: 641 800
Account: 200808858
Reference: Players name e.g. Adam Smith

Please note: Any costs incurred by SC Flame upon acceptance of position in the program (eg gear, coaching, etc), will be recouped by SC Flame in the event of the participant withdrawing from the program.