Olé Football Academy is currently offering trial opportunities to players born between 1998 – 2002 for the Young Olé (Premier) Academy beginning in January 2016.
Players interested in trialling for the Young Olé Academy will be asked to come for a 3 – 4 day trial to train with current Young Olé Academy players. Players coming from outside of Wellington are invited to live in residence during their trial period.
To request more information regarding trials, dates, costs, etc., please email us or call (04) 237 0506
Programme Details: Young Olé (Premier) Academy (ages 15 – 18)
Formerly known as the Olé Premier Academy, Young Olé is the top tier of the academy’s Player Development Model.
Young Olé players train within the framework of a year long periodisation scheme with a focus on enhancing the technical, tactical, mental, and physical traits of the footballer. Players train 5 – 6 days per week with 1 game on the weekend during the Western Suburbs Soccer Club season.
Young Olé players have the unique opportunity of playing for Western Suburbs senior teams in the top two divisions of Wellington amateur football, being the men’s Central League and the Capital Premier League. The Young Olé calendar runs from mid January to mid December with players receiving “football breaks” during school holidays and one month over summer.
As Young Olé players near the end of their time at the academy, the Olé staff aids in the placement of players at U.S. universities and professional clubs abroad. Young Olé players who excel in school, perform on the pitch, and demonstrate solid character throughout their time at the academy receive recommendations that often result in scholarship opportunities.
A major component of Young Olé is the emphasis on holistic personal development and growth (Scholar – Human – Footballer). Young Olé players partake in a personal development curriculum administered online through Lesson.ly and attend regular mentorship meetings with Olé staff.
At Olé Football Academy we understand training loads and tactic talks are only a minor component to the make-up of an ambitious footballer and that in order to succeed a player must be able to manage him or herself mentally on and off the pitch.
Residential players from across New Zealand and Australia make up a significant portion of the Young Olé training group.