Experts suggest that it takes millions of touches of the ball in preparation for professional football and the Spaniards have taught us that football is not about size but about speed and technical ability. The development of technical skills is a significant learning process for any player that has to be taught early and by professionals that can demonstrate the technique properly. Once a skill is learnt, it needs to be practiced thousands of times under expert supervision in order to develop the necessary speed required in professional football.
Like any sport, to reach a professional level you need to be taught by professionals, which is why the Buono Academy and Football School is run by experienced coaches who played the game professionally.
The programs were inspired by the need to improve player’s technical skills in a structured program under the guidance of experienced coaches. The Academy and School operate all year round with a minimum of one session per week during the season and up to four sessions per week in the off-season.
To provide players who have an identified football talent, with an opportunity to develop their technical skills in a professional environment
- To prepare young players for the challenges that exist in a competitive world of professional football
- To inspire professionalism in a players attitude
- To develop a professional work ethic in the players approach to training and playing football
The Development centre is made up of the Football School and the Buono Football Academy. The Football School is open to all football players offering the opportunity to progress to the Buono Football Academy once a players is able to meet the entry requirements. Entry to the Academy is open to all players based on their ability to pass the qualification test. All players selected into the clubs Development Squads automatically qualify for the Academy. The Football School and the Academy provide development for Goal Keepers through the direction of John Garside who was with the Brisbane Roar for 7 years before joining our program.
The Football School and the Academy is open to all players from all clubs, schools and any other community group.