About Us

About us

SEQ Football Academy

SEQFA aims to provide the highest levels of quality football training for young players, enhancing their football skills along with their social, emotional and physical health in a positive and safe environment. Built from mutual respect, character and hard work upon which every child can build success both on and off the field.

Confidence • Skill • Excellence

Our Beliefs

OUR MISSION

SEQFA aims to provide the highest levels of quality football training for young players, enhancing their football skills along with their social, emotional and physical health in a positive and safe environment. Built from mutual respect, character and hard work upon which every child can build success both on and off the field.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to develop confident players who are exciting and creative in their playing ability, balanced with the importance and understanding of how to incorporate their skills as part of a team. The keystone to successful players is positive attitude towards others, sportsmanship, and a willingness for improvement. SEQFA will strive to create and nurture a valuable football learning experience.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

SEQFA will create an environment where our players develop their skills and passion for the game of football which is emotionally and developmentally safe from harm. We will ensure our coaches are equipped with the skills and character required to maximize the learning outcomes, along with being good coaches, mentors and role models. Through a safe learning environment which is supportive to our players, we can strive to improve a player’s creative flair, adaptability for using individual and team play, and style of football built on a foundation of strong technical skills.

Focused on creating exceptional footballers, who can influence the way the game is played

With all of this in mind, mistakes will be inevitable, and games may be won or lost through players trying things, such as building up from the back to 1v1 attacking play. Therefore, SEQFA will always encourage young players to make decisions during the game and guided constructively, for encouraging players to use creative thinking is paramount for development. Success must never be bench mark purely on results, especially from U8-U13 where players develop both physically and technically at much different rates (e.g. the most dominant player or team at U8 is seldom the most dominant at under 12).

In addition to developing technically sound players, we aim to develop our players both physically and psychologically, in terms of physical development. With a strong emphasis being placed on developing the players motor skills, which in modern times have unfortunately seen a rapid decline in today’s youth.

To develop our players psychologically, we aim to teach our players valuable lessons though competition and prepare them for challenges they will face on the field and later in life. While we stress that “Winning” is not always important, we must emphasize that wanting to win and developing a winning attitude is important.

Our aim is to develop confident players who are exciting and creative in their playing ability, in balance with the importance and understanding of how to incorporate their skills in the team. The keystone to successful players is positive attitude towards others, sportsmanship, and willingness for improvement.

The SEQFA

5 Principles for Progression

Confidence on the ball - Players develop their confidence through repeated touches and movement.

Skills to Influence Play - Players develop strong creative 1v1 skills in conjunction with passing and receiving first touch to open play and create space.

Speed & Agility - Players work on change of pace, direction and musculoskeletal stability, whilst improving general fitness for games.

Strength in Finishing - Players will develop techniques for finishing, striking the ball, and movement in the final areas in front of goal.

Team Play - All successful teams have creative skillful players. This is the final building block of a player’s development and pivotal to their success, therefore SEQFA use a game centered approach for players to work together.