Player Development

The Skill Development Program (“SDP”) is an optional program that all Riversdale junior players are welcome to join. The program is designed to give our members a football education in line with the National Football Curriculum to complement their weekly team training program. The fundamental difference between an SDP session and a team training session is that the SDP session will focus on a player’s individual skill development whilst a team training session is more aimed at team development objectives.


The SDP will be led by the Club’s Junior Technical Director Boris Ivanov and a number of skill development coaches with a low player to coach ratio to ensure high quality sessions. The program will run every Monday during the school terms 1, 2 & 3. The program will be split into three time slots to enable age appropriate groupings. Please refer to the Training Schedule (above and on the Website) for session times.


To enrol in the SDP, please select one of the SDP Packages when you register on My Football Club for your main Winter Membership.




Please note that players will need to Register for a Winter Membership Package and an SDP package


School Term 1 (Pre-season)

SDP T2&3

School Term 2 & 3 (Winter)

SDP T1, 2 & 3

School Term 1, 2 & 3