Eurobodalla Football Association’s most enthusiastic and finest junior representative players joined forces on Tuesday at Gundary Oval, Moruya, for the first group training session.
IN TRAINING: Teenage soccer players at Eurobodalla Football Association’s representative training session at Gundary Oval.
EUROBODALLA Football Association’s most enthusiastic and finest junior representative players joined forces on Tuesday at Gundary Oval, Moruya, for the first group training session.
Girls and boys in under 12s to under 16s age groups took part in the two-hour session in preparation for next year program of games.
The sessions are open to any players and coaches from the representative teams and players who are keen, but may not have been selected.
“It really is a great opportunity for all those interested, keen, local talented football players who want to keep their feet at the ball,” Eurobodalla Football Association secretary Judy Shoesmith said.
The sessions run from 5pm to 7pm each Tuesday at Gundary Oval.
Names need to be added to team lists now so the association knows which players will be available to play next season.
The representative teams are also seeking sponsorship for the new representative training shirts.
Are you interested in playing & training at a higher level; then come try out representative football in Eurobodalla!!
In 2015 all the branch championships rounds will be played over the Easter long weekend in Goulburn. Players are needed in most of the following age groups;
Girls- under 12, 13/14 & 15/16
Boys- under 12, 13, 14,15 & 16
For more information please email EFA secretary Judy Shoesmith: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 44764501 to have an application form emailed to you or ask your club. Your name needs to be added to the list NOW so we know how many players there are available for 2015 and so teams can be nominated.
THEN COME ALONG TOGUNDARY OVAL STARTING TUESDAY OCTOBER 21ST FROM 5pm FOR GROUP ACADEMY TYPE TRAINING- OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED REPRESENTATIVE PLAYERS!!
Matt Shepherd, The Coach and Development Manager for Football New South Wales, Southern Branch will be holding a Skill Training Certificate at Gundary Oval, Moruya on September 20th and 21st.
The Skill Training Certificate focuses on giving coaches of the 9-13 year age group the skills they need to develop players in the vital Skill Acquisition Phase of learning.
In the Skill Acquisition Phase the coach focuses on building a solid foundation of technical skill that marries technical excellence with developing decision making skills.
The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and deals with the development of the 4 Functional Game Skills:
First Touch Striking the Ball Running with the Ball 1 v 1
These four Core Skills make up 95% of the actions of any outfield player during a game of football which is why it is critical to train these actions repeatedly so that the players have the opportunity to develop their ability to perform them more effectively during a game.
“This course is fantastic preparation for coaches working at this stage of learning and every player regardless of ability, deserves coaches who have been exposed to the methodology contained in the course.”, explained Matt Shepherd.
“Not only do coaches learn a great deal in these courses, but ultimately, they enjoy coaching more with their new learned skills. This ultimately benefits the player and increases not only their skill, but their likelihood to stay in the game. This is a ‘must’ for clubs that want to increase the retention of players and coaches!”.
Coaches interested can receive a subsidy to attend the course through their club and must register prior to September 19.