What is the purpose of a Talent Support Program? The purpose of TSP's is to provide potentially talented players aged 13 to 16 access to a quality training environment which complements their club training.
Who organises a Talent Support Program? TSP's are run by the Member Federation with guidance and support from FFA Technical Department. Member Federations facilitate the organisation of the TSP and appoint appropriately qualified coaches for each age group.
What can players expect to receive at a Talent Support Program? Players receive 1 or 2 training sessions per week in addition to their club training, focusing on individual and team playing principles. These training sessions are organised at a time that club training is not scheduled so that players can combine both. A TSP training session can be replaced by a match.
How do players access a Talent Support Program? Players are identified throughout the year by a network of Talent scouts observing community and NPL matches; coaches and Technical Directors from clubs can also nominate players to be considered for a TSP. Players should attend their closest TSP to minimise travel time.
Are matches played as part of a Talent Support Program? Matches between TSP hubs are played at regular intervals. These matches are played at a time that a training session would normally occur. Staff from MF and FFA technical departments, as well as National Team Unit staff (where possible) observe TSP matches.
FFSW – Talent Support Program
When: Monday nights
Where: Hay Park playing fields
Coach: Peter Dohnt
Admission: Through trial and selection process with Football West Technical Director.
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