10 Week Program

Sign-up to the Western Sydney Wanderers Pre-Academy development program and take the next step in your child’s football journey.

Designed to advance the skills of 9-12 year old players, this 10-week program is open to boys and girls wanting to develop their football skills under the guidance of Western Sydney Wanderers Academy coaches.

The Wanderers Pre-Academy Development Program will build on the skills that players already possess while teaching them new skills and techniques to improve their game based on the club’s highly regarded coaching curriculum.

Program Outline

  • Overseen by the Wanderers Technical Director, Ian Crook
  • The 10-week program runs on SUNDAY afternoons starting 11 October 2020 and includes a Grading Day to allow the sessions to be catered for players to improve throughout the program
    • Week 1: Grading Day (includes induction session)
      • 1:00pm – 3:15pm (9 and 10 years)
      • 3:00pm – 5:15pm (11 and 12 years)
    • Week 2: Onwards
      • 2:00pm – 3:15pm (9 and 10 years)
      • 3:30pm – 4:45pm (11 and 12 years)
  • Players will be taught the same skills and methods as the Wanderers Academy players
  • Trained by our highly qualified Academy coaches the Wanderers coaching philosophy is player-centric and driven with the outcome to provide players for our A-League, W-League and national teams
  • An opportunity to identify and transition players in to the Wanderers Academy
  • Open to both boys and girls, aged 9-12 years
  • The first day of the program includes a player and parent/guardian induction session

10 Week Program Overview 

  • Week 1: Grading Day – Various skill drills and Games  
  • Week 2: Grading Day – Various skill drills and Games 
  • Week 3: Short Passing – Breaking lines  
  • Week 4: First touch  
  • Week 5: Position specific session  
  • Week 6: Dribbling/running with the ball  
  • Week 7: Small sided games  
  • Week 8: 1v1 – Defending and attacking  
  • Week 9: Front third work/Back third work  
  • Week 10: Champions League game day 


Western Sydney Wanderers Football Park
Gate B, 81 Eastern Road, Rooty Hill

  • Players will have use of the Wanderers state-of-the-art training facility
  • Experience the same environment that our A-League and Westfield W-League teams train in


  • $300 for 10 weeks (includes training kit)
  • Places are limited
  • We’re eligible for the Active Kids program! From 1 July 2019, two $100 Active Kids vouchers will be available for each school-enrolled child annually and you can redeem them when you book your child into the Pre-Academy Development Program