Term 2 & 3 Training Information

2023 Training Schedule

Please note the training schedule is based around many factors; coaches availability, number of teams at each age group and field space availability. 

Please note:Training day, time and venue may change during the season as a consequence of the availability and condition of training grounds. NSU will do its best to avoid changes to day and time wherever possible. Any changes will be communicated via the club website (www.nsu.org.nz) and via all team Managers.

Venue: Bayswater Park

  • 9th Grade Girls - Thursday - 4.00pm - 5.00pm
  • 10th Grade Girls - Thursday - 4.00pm - 5.00pm
  • 11th Grade Girls - Thursday - 4.00pm - 5.00pm
  • 12th Grade Girls - Monday - 5.00pm - 6.00pm 
  • 13th Grade Girls - Thursday - 4.45pm - 6.00pm
  • 14th Grade Girls - Tuesday - 5.00pm - 6.15pm
  • Juniors Girls Only (9th - 12th Grade) Skills Centre - Tuesday - 4.00pm - 5.00pm 
  • 13th Grade Girls Youth Development Programme - Tuesday - 5.00pm - 6.15pm
  • 14th Grade Youth Development Programme - Thursday - 5.45pm - 7.00pm

Team trainings will run:

Term 1: Week beginning Monday 27th March until week beginning Monday 3rd April 

Break: Term 1 School Holidays

Term 2: Week beginning Monday 24th April until week beginning Monday 26th June

Break: Term 2 School Holiday

Term 3: Week beginning Monday 17th July until week beginning Monday 4th September

NSU First Kicks, Junior and Youth Training Structure and Vision and Philosophy


We want to develop the ethos that ‘Our Club’ is where young players get the best coaching


NSU Coaches will educate our players to play a progressive, forward thinking style of football within each of the development phases. Therefore retaining the ball, playing through the thirds and recognition of when and where to play forwards with variation and fluidity, which is key to individual and team progression.

In games we look to regain the ball at the earliest opportunity based on the opposition’s tactics and style of play, focusing on the transition of possession at all times. Honesty, hard work and commitment are all fundamental core values of the club and are expected from all players irrespective of age or position. We promote individuality and allow the players to express themselves, as we feel this is very important in our aim to produce skilful, talented footballers.

Please click on the link below for the full NSU Programme of Work


Training Structure

North Shore United are rolling out a new training structure and vision and philosophy for all Junior and Youth players. The aim is to offer a training structure which is :

  • Well structured

  • Affordable

  • Maximises development and enjoyment

  • Manages training loads

  • Enables the right environment for players to develop

  • Aligns with local schools football vision and philosophy

All players regardless of the team they are placed in at Junior and Youth level will have:

1 x Structured training session with club coach

1 x Game

All players are then invited to attend an additional training session for a small fee.:

At Junior Level = Skills Centre Session

At Youth Level = Youth Player Development Programme