2017 Skills Aquisition Program

A program to help talented junior players develop foundational technical and functional game skills.

Who is this program for?
The BUFC Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) for 2017 is designed for junior players from Belwest, Belsouth and Belnorth U10 to U12 Division 1 teams who may be planning to play at the NPL Level in the future.
What is the aim of the program?
BUFC will offer a structured program to:

  • Develop and refine 4 core skills identified by the FFA National Curriculum – First touch; 1 V 1; Running with the ball; and Striking the ball.
  • Improve game awareness – Perception, Decision Making and Execution (PDE) which will form the basis of any player assessment at future trials.
  • Provide a mentoring relationship for coaches from the affiliated junior clubs to deliver the sessions under the guidance of the Belconnen United technical directors.

When does the program run?
The 9 week program will be offered in terms 2 and 3 this year as set out below with BUFC trials in term 4:

Term Dates Description When Where
2 Mon 1/5 to 26/6 SAP Programme (Part A) – 9 weeks Mondays Boys – 6pm to 7pm, Girls – 7 to 8pm AIS Synthetic
3 Mon 24/7 to 18/9 SAP Programme (Part B) – 9 weeks Mondays Girls – 6pm to 7pm, Boys – 7 to 8pm AIS Synthetic
4 October BUFC Trials TBA TBA

How much does the program cost?

The cost of the program will be $100 per term (9 week term), plus a one off cost for a BUFC training shirt of $25. Players must be registered players and wear football boots and shin pads to all sessions.

For more information:
Contact Ulisses da Silva, Technical Director on technical@bluedevilsfc.com or Jimmy Kanaridis, Womens Technical Director on wpltd@bluedevilsfc.com.

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