BMAFC Holiday Programmes provide professionally designed football programmes for players aged 5 to 14 years old. We aim to provide a structured programme for players, in an enjoyable environment that maximises skill development. 

Each programme is lead by a professional and qualified coach with support from developing coaches and BMAFC senior team players. 

To register for an upcoming programme click here.

Programme Objectives

Daily Schedule

Below is a snapshot of what a day on our holiday programme looks like:

9:00am – 9:30amDrop-off / sign-in / free-play
9:30am – 9:45amWelcome & daily presentation
9:45am – 10:30amGroup warm-up / general movement session
10:30am – 11:00amMorning tea
11:00am – 12:30pmTraining session
12:30pm – 12:45pmFree-play
12:45pm – 1:30pmLunch time
1:30pm – 3:00pmMini-World Cup

Programme Curriculum

The structure of our holiday programmes and the coaching content delivered is professionally designed by the lead coach. Each day consists of the following football activities:

  • Warm-Up / General Movement Session – Tagging games and activities focused on agility, balance & coordination, developing fundamental movement patterns to prepare for more complex, sport-specific skill development
  • Skill Training Session – A skill acquisition session focusing on one of the Attacking core skills (Striking the ball, Running with the ball, Receiving the ball, or 1v1s)
  • Mini-World Cup – A tournament consisting of small-sided games (3v3, 4v4 or 5v5)
  • Free Play – Supervised free play on the playgrounds, astro or indoors to give players a chance to do some active recovery between activities

Players will be grouped by age and ability to maximise participation throughout the day.

At the end of each day, there will be certificates and prizes for player of the day! 

The final day of each holiday programme will be a “Skill Challenge” day where we will run fun challenges to demonstrate the skills learnt throughout the week.

Wet Weather Process

Our programmes are delivered at Maraetai Beach School which means our programme will not be cancelled due to wet weather! If we are unable to train outside, session plans and activities are adapted to be delivered indoors.


Our Holiday Programme is open to BMAFC members & non-members. To register follow the below instructions:

COVID-19 Guidelines

Our programmes can be safely delivered in line with the current Covid-19 Protection Framework under both Orange and Green traffic lights. The maximum number of participants for each programme will be 50 in order to keep within current restrictions.

The following guidelines will be in place to ensure the safety of everyone involved:

  • All Holiday Programme coaches are required to be fully vaccinated 
  • Only 1 person should accompany each child at the drop-off and pick-up 
  • The designated sign-in area will be set up inside the school office, only programme participants and staff will be permitted to enter the school hall and sports fields
  • Everyone will be required to sign-in via the Covid Tracer App using the QR code provided at sign-in desk
  • All participants will be required to use hand sanitiser before entering the building, between each activity and before leaving the programme

If you are sick

If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested.

By getting a test, you are helping keep your community safe. Testing is always free for everyone.

Staying at home if you are sick is one way to stop any possible spread of COVID-19.