Skip to Main Content

Global Player Development Programme

Develop your skills through this 20 week specialist programme. Using the renowned methods of the Tottenham Hotspur Academy, you will gain a solid foundation in your technical abilities and maximise your potential to grow as a player.

“It's been a privilege to be in the Tottenham Hotspur programme and it has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
— Year 9 player, 2022

2024 Registrations

Click the button below to register your expression of interest for the 2024 programme.

To learn more about the Global Player Development Programme, including an overview of the programme, the fees, FAQs and trials information, please read on below.

Overview

  • 20 Week Player Development Programme held during Term 2 and Term 3
  • Sessions will be based either at Te Whaea Astroturf (Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington) or Scots College. Venues for each of the sessions will be confirmed in Term 1. Alternative local grounds may be used depending on weather/ground conditions
  • Pre-season training (Trial) dates : Tues 26 Mar, Thurs 28 Mar, Weds 3 Apr and Fri 5 Apr
  • Suitable for experienced football players from Year 6-10
  • Suitable for girls and boys who are passionate about improving their individual football skills
  • There are limited spaces available for students not enrolled at Scots College 
  • All sessions for the programme will take place both at Scots College and/or a suitable local facility depending on weather, day light hours and ground conditions

Attendees will receive coaching from an authentic, experienced and highly skilled FA and UEFA-Qualified Coach from Tottenham Hotspur’s Global Development Programme who is fully integrated into the Tottenham Hotspur’s overarching Player Development Model, developed within the Club’s Academy.

Players will attend weekly coaching sessions before or after school that will focus on maximising every attendee’s potential not just as a player but as a confident individual, with clear progression pathways.

Should circumstances surrounding international travel for the Tottenham Coach become restricted, the programme may be altered to suit.

Costs (2024) 

Scots College Students: $1150 incl GST
Players not attending Scots College: $1725 incl GST

Uniform: $395 incl GST - includes full Nike training kit, tracksuit, polo shirt, and bag

Emerging to High Performance Player Programme

This year's programme will include new sessions for players who show an interest in taking their development further.

Priority will be given to our returning players and to those players who show genuine interest and potential in furthering their football development. Should we not be able to offer a place to everyone, a selection process may take place.

There is an additional cost of $100 incl GST to participate in these sessions. The sessions will be run by our Tottenham Hotspur coach, the Scots College Director of Football, the Scots College Strength and Conditioning Coach, and subject matter experts, and will include seminars on:

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Nutrition
  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Player Development Pathways

Sessions will be held at Scots College or may be run online, during and outside of school hours. Some physical conditioning sessions may take place alongside the regular contact sessions for some players. Sessions will be primarily held during Term 2, and will run for 45-60 minutes. The strength and conditioning programme will continue into Term 3.

Development Programme FAQ

Is the programme co-educational?
What are the age groups?
How will players be selected?
Can students from outside Scots College be involved?
Do players in the programme have to play for Scots College?
Is there a guarantee of a place the following year?
How many players are involved?
How much training will players be taking part in?
Can I attend other outside football commitments?
Who will manage my loadings?
Do I still need to attend team training sessions?

Is the programme co-educational?

Yes, encouraged at all levels.

What are the age groups?

Year Levels 6 to 10.

How will players be selected?

Players are selected through application process, attending try outs and pre-season training  organised by the Director of Football. Players who have already been in the Tottenham Hotspur player Development Programme previously do not need to trial. 

Can students from outside Scots College be involved?

Yes, but places are limited

Do players in the programme have to play for Scots College?

It is a requirement for all Scots College students to play in a school team. Non-Scots College students are exempt from this.

Is there a guarantee of a place the following year?

No, places are performance and character based and the Tottenham Hotspur coach alongside the Director of Football will make these calls as required both during and after the season.

How many players are involved?

As the programme is now combined with the Scots College Football Academy, numbers are not limited.

How much training will players be taking part in?

Players will participate in a maximum of three to four sessions a week. These sessions can include gym, strength and conditioning, technical skills, theory, or small games.

During Term 2, the Tottenham coach will be providing three group contacts and 1:1 small group coaching with individual players.

Term 3 coaching will be conducted by the Director of Football and will be based on two contacts per week, which includes technical, recovery, and physical elements.

Can I attend other outside football commitments?

Yes, you may attend other training sessions outside of the programme, but please discuss this with Tottenham Coach and Director of Football. Our sessions are not all compulsory, but we would expect these to be a priority to ensure the best training and improvement opportunities.

Who will manage my loadings?

This will be up to each individual player and parent to ensure loadings are managed. The health and wellbeing of a player is priority. However, should there be ongoing missed sessions, this will need to be discussed with the coaching team.

Do I still need to attend team training sessions?

Yes, all players must continue to be involved in their team training sessions.