About Youth Development
About Youth Development

Posted in General on Oct 31, 2018.

The Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy is a programme that is FREE of charge for all players across the different age-groups. We currently have five age-groups namely our under-13, under-15, under-17, under-19 and the reserve team. Our responsibility as a football club is to set and maintain a standard of excellence at the training rounds. We expect extremely high standards of our players, and we expect them to understand that their development starts every day that they walk through the gates of the KC Village.

The KC development houses some of its players at the state of the art KC Village in Naturena where players are under the tutelage of house fathers and mothers. The academy team does not hold open trials as most of our players are scouted around the country, and then invited for further assessment.


Kindly be informed that Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy will advise on the next player assessment. 

For more information e-mail us: development@kaizerchiefs.com.

The academy operates five full time teams, within the structure:

1.Under-13       2.Under-15       3.Under-17       4.Under-19     5. Reserve Team

Academy players train 3- 5 days a week, with one game per week. The focus of the players development is the training that occurs throughout the week, as they train to develop as players, not in preparation for their next game. KC players train in training groups. Training groups are not organized by the year of birth, but by the players' needs and skills level.

The leagues that the development teams participate in are the SAFA Gauteng Development League - GDL and the DStv Diski Challenge - DDC.

Head of Technical and Youth Academy: Cavin Johnson 

Development Coaches: Vela Khumalo, David Mathebula, Jimmy Jambo, Tshidiso Letsholonyane, Mohamed Bhamjee

Development Goalkeeper Coaches: Rory Minnaar, Edgar Mokgonyana

Scouting Department: Technical members 

Sport Scientists: Leroy Fisher, Thulani Ntshingila 

Video Analyst: Vaughan Coetzee

Education and Child Welfare Coordinator: Ntsie Maphike

Contact E-mail: development@kaizerchiefs.com

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