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2. CONTENTSForeword from Ben Buckley2Purpose and Objectives 3Research 6Identified Gaps8Analysis10FFA Curriculum Rationale11FFA Curriculum Framework14Implementation30Message from the Technical Director 39 3. Foreword from Ben BuckleyThe National Curriculum was one of the keyin particular their respective approaches toinitiatives put forward in the FFAs National player and coach development.Football Development Plan, released inUnderpinning the implementation of theNovember 2007. Since that time, a substantial National Curriculum will be the adoption of aamount of work has been undertaken in order consistent structural approach within eachto create a curriculum that will provide national State and Territory which will include theguidance and an integrated and consistent appointment of a Technical Director responsibleapproach to the development of players andfor rolling out the Curriculum in their particularcoaches throughout the country. geographical region.On behalf of the Board and management ofThis Curriculum is of critical importance if weFFA, I am delighted to present the FFA NationalBen Buckleyare to achieve our objectives and realise a majorCurriculum to the entire football community. CEO, Football Federation Australiaimprovement in the quality and performance ofThis document, and its associated pathways, Australias best players, coaches and teams,programs and resources which will be developedas well as fostering a lifelong support of theover the coming months and years, is an game amongst its participants.Australian model which seeks to maximise thestrengths of our existing football culture. The challenge now is to bring this plan tolife which will rely on the cooperation andThe National Curriculum reflects the unique contribution at every level of the game. As achallenges of our country and draws onvalued member of our football family we lookresearch on the major football countries, forward to your support of this Curriculum.F FA N AT I O N A L C U R R I C U L U M 4. FFA National Curriculum |3Purpose and Objectives Objectives Curriculum Development oproducethebestplayers(gaugedinT The key gaps in Australias current developmentterms of international competitiveness) of players and coaches have been identified. Theprimarily for:Curriculum has been developed to make a big the Qantas Socceroosimpact on closing the gaps. the Hyundai A-LeagueThe development has involved learning from the Westfield Matildaswhat is done elsewhere, and the results. TheCurriculum is factually and analytically based the Westfield W-League.(notacompilationofopinions!) oproduceateamthatisconsistentlyTranked in the top 20 in the mens FIFAThe FFA has consulted widely to ensure allrankingsystemby2015(andstrivefora relevant ideas and thinking are considered.position in the top 10 by 2020), and a topThe resulting Curriculum is an Australian10 team in womens football by 2012.solution. o create a Talent Development andTIdentification Program that achieves successA fundamental transformation ofPurpose for generations to come.Australian football is needed toThe Curriculum provides for a soundly based, ocreateacoachdevelopmentsystemT achieve the objectives!consistent, coordinated national Talent in Australia that produces quality coachesDevelopment and Identification Program forthat are able to bring the content of thefootball in Australia that aims to achieve a majorCurriculum to life to realise the targets.Current Statusimprovement in the quality and performance of ocreateayouthdevelopmentsystemT A structured pathway is in place for theAustralias top players, coaches and Australia that is fully operationalidentification and development of Australias elitenationwide by 2015 and renowned asplayersinthe14to19yearsagegroup(mensandone of the worlds best.womens).(RefertoAchievementsandProposed oorganisethe2018or2022mensFIFAT Initiatives no. 5: Talented Player Pathway).World Cup and compete at the highest level, A uniform nationwide structure is to be putstriving to win the tournament. inplaceforthe8to14yearsagegroup. obeamedalwinneratthe2019womensT The structure and technical content of thisFIFA World Cup and the 2020 Olympic Talented Player Development Program isGames.provided by the National Curriculum. To achieve what the FFA has determined:Implementation must be nationwide. a set of principles that will guide actionThe Member Federation Charter(and a national football philosophy and a detailed through this Charter the appointment of theCurriculum with specific content. State Technical Directors) is vital forbringing the Curriculum to life. F FA N AT I O N A L C U R R I C U L U M 5. Purpose and ObjectivesNational Talented Player PathwayMens AGEDEVELOPMENTCOMPETITIONREPRESENTATIONGROUP PATHWAYPATHWAY PATHWAY21Hyundai A-League Clubs Asian Champions LeagueQantas SocceroosOverseas Clubs Hyundai A-LeagueQantas Olyroos (U/23) Overseas LeaguesFutsalroos National Futsal Championships1820 Hyundai A-League Youth Hyundai A-LeagueHyundai A-LeagueQantas Olyroos (U/23)State League Clubs National Youth League Qantas YoungOverseas Clubs State League (Senior) Socceroos (U/20) National Futsal Championships1617AIS or Hyundai A-League Youth National Youth League Qantas Young State League ClubsState League (Senior) Socceroos (U/20) National Futsal Championships AIS1415State Institutes (Hyundai A-League Link)State Youth LeagueJoeys (U/17) AIS Institute ChallengesState Institutes National Youth ChampionshipsState Teams National Futsal Championships1214FFA Accredited Clubs, Schools and Academies State Competition State Teams National Youth ChampionshipsNational U/13-U/14 Team National Futsal Championships1012FFA Accredited Clubs, Schools and Academies Club or State Competition National Futsal Championships610 FFA Accredited Clubs, Schools and Academies Optus Small Sided Football Including FutsalF FA N AT I O N A L C U R R I C U L U M 6. FFA National Curriculum |5Purpose and ObjectivesNational Talented Player PathwayWomens AGE DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION REPRESENTATIONGROUPPATHWAY PATHWAYPATHWAY 21 AISWestfield W-LeagueWestfield MatildasOverseas Overseas LeaguesWestfield W-LeagueClubs / Universities National Futsal Championships (Futsal National Team)State League Clubs1920 AIS / State Institutes Westfield W-LeagueWestfield MatildasState League Clubs Institute Challenge Westfield Young Matildas (U/20)Overseas State League (Senior) State InstitutesClubs / Universities National Futsal Championships Westfield W-League1718AIS Westfield W-LeagueWestfield Young Matildas (U/20) State InstitutesInstitute Challenge State Institutes State League ClubsState League (Senior) Westfield W-League National Championships National Futsal Championships1516State InstitutesWestfield W-LeagueNational U/17 Team State League ClubsState Competition State Institutes National ChampionshipsState Teams National Futsal Championships1214FFA Accredited Clubs, Schools and Academies State Competition State Teams National ChampionshipsNational U/13-U/14 Team National Futsal Championships1012FFA Accredited Clubs, Schools and Academies Club or State Competition National Futsal Championships610 FFA Accredited Clubs, Schools and Academies Optus Small Sided Football Including Futsal F FA N AT I O N A L C U R R I C U L U M 7. ResearchConduct of ResearchResearch FoundationImplications of Research Reviewteamwithdiverseexpertise eryextensivebodyofscientificresearchV obecomeanoutstandingadultfootballerit Tabout talent development and identification: generally takes at least 10 years of sustained, Reviewofscientificresearch for sport in general deliberate practice from a young age: ResearchonAustraliandata for football in particular the vast majority of development occurs in isitstoaselectionofotherfootball V training/practicenotincompetition much of it validated multinationally federations typically, the bulk of training occurs istinctionbetweengiftedness(naturalD onsultationwithotherAustraliansports C during personal practice, withoutability)andtalent(developedability)professional supervision. This is bodies Limitationsontalentprediction:where touch is developed Submissionsfrominterestedparties implications for early identification of future hisrequiresnotjustgoodcoachingand T onsultationwithlocalfootballexperts Ctalented players training opportunities but exceptional, and representatives enduring personal commitment. Age-relateddevelopmentstages Extensivediscussionwithinreviewteam ngeneral,recognisinggiftednessiseasy; I Timeandefforttodevelopfootballmastery: is much more difficult to identify players the importance of long-term dedication.that may become top players with the quanderingthetalentpoolRelativeAgeSappropriate training environment.Effect & financial barrier eographicdifferencesingeneratingGathletes Generallygenderneutral. F FA N AT I O N A L C U R R I C U L U M 8. FFA National Curriculum |7ResearchImplications of Research (cont.)Research and Overseas Practices saconsequence,manyplayerswithreal A hereisaparticularstyleofplayand TWhile similar development considerations potential are excluded from development playing system best suited to the overallapply around the world, the most practical opportunities and drop out of the talent pool.development of players.development arrangements vary as a It is also crucial to recognise differences in consequence of differences in factors such as heemphasisoncoacheducationis T ability and not simply maturation differences. population, population concentration, climate, extremely strong in the most establishedaffluence, attitudes to sport, overall sporting hisisexacerbatedwhenprevailing T and powerful football nations.environment, and government involvement in practices for young players emphasise argecitiesaremuchlesseffective,per Lsport, history, tradition and football culture. winning competitions rather than skillcapita


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