The football playing season starts later for Juniors this year - May 8th, School Term 2 through to the end of School Term 3, end of September
Our First Kicks and Football Fun programmes are often the first experiences with club football. Therefore, we strive to provide a safe, enjoyable football experience for our future stars, providing them with a technical base and inspiring a love for the beautiful game!
This year we have decided to formalise our First Kicks Grades 4/5/6 and Fun Football Grades, 7 and 8 training program. Players will receive a dedicated training night and a weekly game to better support the development and enjoyment of our young players.
The training day will have a designed curriculum centred on our “FUNdamentals - ball mastery, movement competency and love for the game! This station rotation style training session will be split into skill games and mini-games to create a fun development based football experience.
The teams will be coached by either qualified, experienced coaches or passionate and skilled volunteers wanting to begin or continue their coaching journey for the benefit of the players and coaches.
5th and 6th Grade train on Mondays, time TBC
7th and 8th Grade train on Wednesdays, time TBC
The game day will be an inter-club based program led by volunteer game day facilitators. Each game day will consist of 3 x 15-minute games. Games are between 8am and 10am on Saturdays. This year’s program will see some changes around rules of the game, for example, a power-play where the team removes a player if they are winning by more than 3 goals (this changes a challenging point for all players to support their development on game day). Also, the defending team will drop to halfway on a restart to encourage playing from the back.
5/6th Grade and 7th Grade play 8am till 9am
8th Grade play 9am till 10am
East Coast Bays offers several events throughout the year during the school holidays and after the football season ends in term 4. Some of these events include; multi-sport, 3v3 world cups, 1v1 game days and Futsal.
If you have any questions get in contact with Michelle Goldfinch, firstname.lastname@example.org