Football Development Strategic Plan Vision

To be a club recognised around the country as the leader in the development of players, coaches, administrators and referees.


To provide a professional, positive, safe and enjoyable environment that is conducive to the development of participants from grassroots to high performance for the community.

Club Development Philosophy


  • Develop well rounded young players through the appropriate football environment which teaches respect, humility, integrity, reward through effort and fair play at all times;
  • Provide an environment for every player which allows freedom of expression, creativity and allows the player to fall in love with the game;
  • Encourage our young players to express who they are through their football;
  • Provide football training which systematically develops in our players the key football attributes of technique, ball mastery, and football intelligence;
  • Encourage our coaches to facilitate player learning, rather than imposing restrictions and strict tactics on our players; Strive to constantly improve our club football knowledge base through education and employment of outstanding technicians to offer the best football learning environment to our players;
  • Encourage as a matter of policy the core football attributes of technique, ball mastery, decision making and value techinical ability above physical ability;
  • Provide an inclusive development pathway into senior football throughout the club. Encourage leadership through mentor coaching and refereeing. Encourage an appreciation for the club, its volunteers, administrators and officials. Play football with a smile.

Club Style of Play

The Cockburn City Soccer Club endorses and believes in a style of football which is based on technique and ball mastery. World football success has always been based on these attributes above the purely physical. Brazil (5 times World Cup winners), Argentina, Germany (3 World Cups), Uruguay (2 World Cups) and Italy (3 World Cups) are testament to this philosophy of football.

Our objective is to create a positive learning environment which is safe and fun. By creating this environment it will  enable  our players the greatest opportunity to enjoy the game and  strive to reach their full playing potiential.

Playing Philosphy;

  • Always encourage the passing of the football as opposed to kicking it long; Begin our play from the defence, who are encouraged to start our attacks;
  • Use a short passing game, with longer passes only when appropriate and as the exception rather than the rule;
  • Encourage technique and skill, and reward these throughout our club; Play attacking, entertaining football;
  • Focus on the long term development of young footballers, as opposed to a short term results based focus;
  • Encourage flair, creativity and improvisation on the football pitch. Encourage positional and team system variations to develop well rounded footballers.
  • Encourage players to make decisions for themselves as this is a key tool for learning, ( avoid being a playstation coach/ parent who controls his/her players movements with constant instructions.


Cockburn City Soccer Club Football Development Policy

Our club endorses a football development policy based on technique, ball mastery and football intelligence. We aim to develop young footballers to enjoy the game above all else and play with a smile on their face. This is achieved through age appriopriate training with a major focus on technique and skill at the appropriate intensity and skill level.

We focus on and teach our players the following football areas;

  • Technique
  • Ball mastery
  • Football intelligence (decision making)
  • Tactics
  • Speed
  • Co-ordination

This development policy ensures that player development is centred on technical training with the ball. Players are encouraged to enjoy the game in a professional but positive environment.

In addition the policy gives our players the best opportunity to strive to reach their full playing potential.