NZ Football’s Junior Framework


General Movement exercises a focus on agility, balance and co-ordination, which helps provide a foundation for players to learn more complex movement sequences later on – click here for the exercises

Football Co-ordination exercises a focus on lots and lots of touches on the ball, allowing players to explore and use their imagination and challenging them to use different parts of their feet – click here for the exercises

Football Technique exercises a focus on the core techniques of football; dribbling, turning and shooting. These techniques are the fundamental features of the game – click here for the exercises

Small Sided Games a focus on games, which motivate players more than any other activity. Games should involve small numbers playing in small areas and provide players with the chance to best use their individual skills – click here for the exercises


For more information please contact Scott Parsonage, the WaiBOP Football Federation’s Football Development Officer for our area. Scott can be reached on: mob – 021 915 459 or



The Junior Framework is part of New Zealand Football’s Whole Of Football Plan and it ensures that every child entering the game will take part in training and games that are tailored to his or her stage of development. It draws on proven football development programmes from around the world and provides children with a fun and rewarding experience at every stage, while developing their skills as football players.

Junior Framework exercises are primarily aimed at children between the ages of 4 and 12. Most of the exercises can, however, be applied to youth and senior players.

Please click here or here or watch the movie below for a more detailed explanation of the principles behind New Zealand Football’s Whole Of Football Plan.