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Philosophy of Elite Development Program

To provide an Elite pathway that ensures players considered talented are given the best opportunity to fulfil their potential.


To provide a positive football experience to a select group of footballers considered talented from across the WAFC football zones.
To deliver a unique coaching opportunity for talented youth through a specially designed program delivered by West Adelaide coaches and Senior SANFL players.
To inform young players through information seminars on a range of relevant issues in becoming an elite footballer delivered by specialists

How the program works

24 hours contact time with Elite footballers in a controlled environment over two 4 day camps compared to 1hr/week over 14 weeks
Coaching ratio of 1: 5 compared to one coach of a large squad
To get to know the footballer better by having a group mentor over the duration of the camp
To allow our country and metro boys to interact from an earlier age.
To provide West Adelaide zoned youth the best opportunities to fulfil their potential.
To allow minimal impact on school and club life while maximising development time.

How the program will be delivered

40 boys will be divided into 4 groups of 10
Each group will have a generalist coach and specialist coach
The day will be divided into specific focus areas: stationary technique and coordination work, Handball movement, kicking movement, specific skill and technique development, Advance movement and game development.


  • April 22-24 , Under 13 Elite Development Program, 1pm – 4pm

  • April 15-18, Under 14 Elite Development Program, 9am – 12 Midday

  • April 15-18, Under 15 Elite Development Program, 1pm – 4pm

  • July 8-9, Under 15 Elite Development Program 

  • July 15-19, U15 State Championship Carnival

  • July 15-18, Under 13 Elite Development Program, 1pm – 4pm

  • July  15-18, Under 14 Elite Development Program, 9am – 12 Midday

Click here to view photos from our April EDP!


Photo: 2010 U15 State Champions
North Adelaide Metropolitan 5.5 (35) defeated by West Adelaide Metropolitan 6.4 (40)


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