Development Squad

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Building upon the success of 2020

We are now looking at the next year of Development Squad. We will be coaching U6's, U7's U8's U9's , U10's & U11's.

Trials for 2021 will be on the following Days;

  • Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd December @ 4pm at Centennial Park

If you are interested in Trialing either or both of these days please TEXT or CALL Melanie in our office 0416 628 531

In Term 1 2021, we will be running the same structure as 2020

Training Days – 4pm till 5pm

  • Tuesdays

  • Thursdays

 

Saturday Matches 2pm till 5pm

 

Development Squad includes;

  • 2 Training sessions per week – Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • 1 match per week 

  • Saturday Afternoon Matches will take place between 2pm & 5pm 

 

Costs

  • Term 1 - $400 PLUS $150 for the Competition fees = $550 TOTAL

 

Active Kids Vouchers are welcome – Reminder there are 2 available per year at $100 each (2nd one available after July 1st 2021)

 

OUR PROGRAM

 

Football NSW explain that at the U6, U7, U8, U9, U10 & U11  levels, the program should place its emphasis on player development and understanding of the game a philosophy that is at the very heart of Kickeroos.

Kickeroos has been partnering with local football clubs for the past 8 years - instrumental in building and developing club structures for their youth development programs. We now have a strong enough group of players to run this program ourselves and will be giving selected players the opportunity to be part of this program.

We have very good relationships with Local Clubs and Regional Representative Sides so that when the time comes for your child to go beyond Kickeroos we will be there to help guide and aid that process. We will be providing Training and Matches for a season long pass: Selected participants will have the opportunity to have advanced training twice a week with a dedicated match every Saturday.​

 

 Development Holiday Camp - All Squads

Our most Advanced and Technical Soccer Camp.

Our intensive program is for soccer players that want to be challenged and excelled.

We focus on Technical Drills and Skills to help develop young soccer players. We use the FFA curriculum to help guide their learning and give them an understanding of the game specific for their age.

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Our Program

U6 & U7

These 2 squads will be working through the Discovery Phase.

 

The discovery phase is all about:

  • Discovering one's (im)possibilities through trial and error

  • Natural development: 'learn FOOTBALL by playing football'

  • Less 'coaching' but organising fun football exercises

  • Replicating the 'street/park football' environment of the past

  • Emphasis on building a love of the game

U8 & U9

These 2 squads will be working in the Skill Acquisition Phase.

 

The foundation of the Skill Acquisition Phase is built upon:

  • The coach focusing extensively on providing a solid foundation of technical skill

  • If the player does not gain this skill foundation during this phase it will be very difficult to make it up later

  • No amount of fitness or competitive spirit will ever compensate for deficiencies in functional game skills

 

At this age, the children are ready for a more structured approach to training.
 

In every session the focus is on one of the core skills, from the beginning until the end of the session.

 

These 4 Core Skills are;

  1. First Touch

  2. Running with the Ball

  3. Striking the Ball

  4. 1v1

 

We will also be focusing on ‘the two constants’ that players need without the ball;

  1. Positioning

  2. Communication

U10 & U11

These 2 squads will be continuing to work in the Skill Acquisition Phase.

An in depth look at the following will be put in to place;

  1. First Touch - Controlling the ball with ALL body parts that are allowed

  2. Running with the Ball - At Speed - Dribbling in tight areas. Protecting the ball and changing direction

  3. Striking the Ball - Short and Long range passing. Shooting with pace and accuracy

  4. 1v1 - 2v1 - Avoiding opponents - decision making with the ball

We will also be looking at the crossover phase between the Skill Acquisition and Game Training Scenarios. Tactical Awareness and insight will help the players apply the Skill Acquisition learnt and apply them in a functional way.

FAQ's

Q: How many players are in each squad?
A: There will be 16 players selected for each squad.

Q: What are the ages of each squad?
A: We have U6's, U7's, U8's, U9's & U10's

Q: Who will be the coaches?
A: We will ONLY have our most experienced and senior coaches 

Q: Can anyone attend these sessions?
A: NO. Only the players selected can attend.

Q: Do i have attend both training sessions plus the match.
A: Ideally, each player should be attending all. But, 1 training and match per week is compulsory.

Q: Does the parent need to stay for the session?
A: No. You can drop off - please make sure the child is registered when they arrive.

Q: Who are the matches against?
A; All weekly matches will be in house - we will mix up the 16 players each week in to 4 teams. Every 4/5 weeks we will be inviting another club/ organisation to compete against us.

Q: Are shin pads and boots compulsory?
A; Yes.

Q: What happens if it rains?
A: Unless you receive a text message from us - all sessions and matches will be going ahead - rain or shine.

Q: Do i need to purchase a NEW Nike Kickeroos Development Squad Uniform.
A: Yes. We will be sending out a sizing guide to you and you can select which size you would like to order for your child.

Q: Do i need to inform you if we are going on Holiday or my child is sick.
A: Yes. Please email the office to let us know. There are NO make-up classes available.