The club have partnered with 'Elite Development Academy' (EDA) for the 2023 season. EDA have extensive skills and knowledge to create and deliver football specific conditioning programmes for youth athletes. Their Director & Coach, Kieran McMinn, is a member of the Men's 1st Team Squad at Petone FC.
EDA provides the club Strength & Conditioning warm up and cool down processes for our TDP youth and top-level senior teams. They design age-appropriate, football specific, conditioning sessions for our coaches to run with their teams.
EDA offers additional user-pay sessions for individuals after extra support to develop the physical side of their game.
You can read more about Elite Development Academy below:
At Elite Development Academy (EDA) we strive towards providing personalized development sessions in both the gym and on the field, court, diamond, track, ring, course or wherever else you compete.
Most athletes in New Zealand lack the necessary training in order to reach the next level to succeed. With the majority of training happening in large groups or team settings, which limits the opportunity for individual athletes to grow.
Our Goal is to provide the tools, knowledge and plans for our athletes to reach the next level, whatever that may be. Our focus is set on aiding our athletes in any way they need as well as improving weaknesses and improving functional movement patterns.
We are open to working with all ability level of athletes as long as they have a clear ambition or goal, no matter how big or small it might be. We also work with all ages of athletes from junior (6-12 y/o), to youth (12-18 y/o), to adults (18+ y/o). We have availabilities 7 days a week, working out of the Ricoh Sports Centre in Lower Hutt.