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Hobart Zebras Football Academy

Hobart Zebras Football Academy

HZ 16s-22

Football Academy for Boys and Girls aged 4 - 16


The National Football Curriculum distinguishes 6 Building Blocks: 4 training Building Blocks and 2 playing Building Blocks.
The FFA Building Blocks Methodology is the framework that provides practical guidelines for coaches working at all levels of youth development in order to help them in answering questions such as:

  • What are the mental and physical characteristics of players in the various development stages?
  • What type of practices are best suited for specific age groups and why?
  • How long should a session go for and how often should I train?
  • How do I plan and design my sessions?
  • What are points of interest when I coach my team during games?

With the aim to:

  • Develop technically proficient players
  • Develop tactically aware, proactive players
  • Transform the physical and direct style of youth football in Australia to a successful style based upon technique and creativity
  • To instil a lifelong passion and love for football in young players
  • To create a real ‘football culture’ in Australia

Bringing the FFA Methodology to the Zebras


Building on our already successful SAP programme in 2015 and 2016 co-ordinated by NPL player and SAP co-ordinator Jayden Hey, along with our Technical Director Enzo Botte, our aim at Hobart Zebras FC is to create a streamlined approach in our coaching and development to complement our already strong junior offering in a National Premier League FFA Level 1 accredited club setting.

All of our coaches are accredited or are working towards FFA coaching accreditations in conjunction with Football Federation Tasmania and all coaches and volunteers have current working with children checks.

​As a National Premier Leagues Club with also Ladies teams playing at the top level in the state, we offer the following 4 programs to align with the FFA Methodology and allow progression from beginner to progression to State and National Programs for both boys and girls, for those who are selected.

We offer this in a fun and relaxed environment in a club with a rich history of 60 years of football in Tasmania.