High Performance Minis Program


(Players born 2011 and 2012)




After the fantastic success of the program in 2019, we will be returning stronger than ever in 2020 to deliver fantastic development training and coaching for intermediate and advanced Miniroos players.

Next year’s season players will have opportunity to trial and join the Nerang Soccer Club HPM development sides, entering in the U8 Development division and the Miniroos Kangaroos divisions in the Football Gold Coast competition.

The program is backed by advanced AFA and NSC coaching systems found nowhere else, developing pathways towards the highly acclaimed Academy of Football Australia youth programs (U12 and up).

Trials and Talent ID is on, starting this October with the U8s and U9s for 2020.

Best of all – players selected for the 2020 squads will enjoy low fees coupled with high performance training unlike any other program in the region! HPM players are mentored on and off the field to shape professionalism, respect and performance values.

If your child is born 2011, 2012 or even an advanced 2013, then this IS the program for you!

Please fill out the registration form below and we look forward to seeing you at the first round of trials in October.

Welcome to the HPMs!

Welcome to the advanced HPM Football Pathways Program – founded in partnership with Nerang Soccer Club and the Academy of Football Australia

This not-for-profit program is tailored to provide intermediate and advanced level Mini Roos age players (U8 to U11) a chance to rapidly develop their skillset, improve their game and up their performance in a high-tempo, fun and rewarding advanced-level environment.

This program is recommended for intermediate to advanced junior players – it will involve advanced football concepts, in a demanding and high-performance football training environment – it is not recommended for beginners or players still developing basic skills.

During the season, the program is one additional day specialist training per week on top of your regular team training – sessions will typically Mondays 4:30pm to 5:30pm during the 2020 Football Gold Coast Mini Roos season. It may also involve teams taking part in extra activities and supplementary tournaments and/or carnivals during the season.


Full 2020 Season Specialised

This program provides an extra one-hour expert training session per week during the regular 2020 Mini Roos football season, and aligns with school terms leaving school holidays free

Cutting-Edge Systems

In partnership with the Academy of Football Australia, the HPM program provides intermediate & advanced players with expert instruction and advanced technical training.

International Coaches

Head coach Fernando Victor (Brazil) and Koki Miyasaka (Japan) will deliver advanced technical skill sessions, unique training methods and experienced mentorship to HPM players

Pre & Post Season Academy

During the 2019/2020 off season players will undergo 2 or 3 days per week academy level expert training, preparing them for development-level football success in 2020

2019 HPM Technical Coaches

Fernando Victor deSouza

Head Coach Fernando (Brazil) is an enigma of football skill and coaching acumen, with over a decade of expert coaching behind him and a unique flair that delivers passion and performance to every session. An expert at the small game and a beach soccer master, his skill and knowledge is matched by his ability to inspire, motivate and instruct junior players with tactile drills, intelligent gameplay and advanced techniques. Fernando brings with him years of teaching experience, a uniquely Brazilian flair and qualifications in the Brazilian school system. Fernando has made Nerang and the AFA his new soccer home since arriving in Australia and has already proven himself as a brilliant coach.

Koki Miyasaka

Assistant Coach Koki (Japan) is one of the Nerang Eagles' 2019 Premier League rising stars, with one of the fastest and most potent attacking styles of football we've ever witnessed. Formerly playing at the renowned Ryukei Kashiwa FC in the Ibaraki Prefecture near Tokyo, and also at Aoyama Gakuin University, Koki is no stranger to the pressures of large crowds and big games, having playing in front of thousands of fans in finals football. Recently landing in Australia, Koki has already made a significant impact at Nerang with his explosive pace and mature game awareness, and is keen to impart his experience, passion and energy onto our young Eagles players.


The HPM Pathways Program is a bridging program that is designed to not only advance each participant’s football skills and abilities, but open up pathways for young players to explore their potential and aim towards the more advanced Academy of Football Australia youth development training programs for U12s and up.

The program is designed to work within the constraints of the various age levels and physical abilities of developing youth players while slowly immersing them into a professional training environment.

Drills, activities, exercises and game play will push players to excel whilst also providing a safe, inclusive and supportive experience that builds confidence. This is NOT the SAP program, instead providing developing young players with cutting edge, proven and unique training mechanisms only found at the Academy of Football Australia and HPM program.

HPM players are built on respect, confidence and effort, and take on the Academy of Football Australia motto – Aspire, Focus, Achieve 

Some of the areas covered in the training sessions will include:

Individual Ball Skills & Technical Refinement
Spacial Awareness & Movement Off The Ball
Agility, Speed & Power
Stretching & Injury Prevention
Game Strategy
Attack & Defence
Set Pieces

Enquiries – please email media@nerangsoccer.com