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Fun Football | Under seven and eight years

Fun Football | Under seven and eight years

For FC Players aged 6 and 7 years old 
For 2024 these are players born in 2016 & 2017

For FC Players aged 4 to 6 years old, please refer to our First Kicks programme

For FC players aged 9 and over, please refer to our Junior Programme

For School Holiday Programmes, please click here.

The ‘Fun Football‘ programme is designed to provide a fun and enjoyable experience, for both new and experienced junior players.  These sessions provide wide-ranging benefits.

  • Social & Emotional – lots of interaction, enjoyment
  • Technical & Tactical – lots of touches, 1v1s, attacking & defending
  • Physical – develop Functional Movement Patterns, more active
  • Mental – lots of opportunities for success and for decision making

The Fun Football experience is filled with new and exciting challenges for both new and experienced players. Players are provided with more game-specific activities, which offer fun and excitement throughout the season to help lay physical and technical foundations for physical literacy.  Generally, children at this age are enthusiastic, motivated and have the desire to be active. We provide them with lots of variation and create environments where they can explore new things through playing. A fun and motivational coaching and playing environment is provided to meet the wants and needs of the developing 7-8-year-old child. In these grades we offer our members a programme based on the 4 school terms.  You may register your child for any of the terms you like at any time during the term and pay ONLY for the remaining of the programme when you join.

Our programmes are run by our Development Officers Dennise and Josh and are overseen by our Director of Football – Tsetso and assisted by Youth players and Volunteer Parent Coaches.

We run two sessions year-round.

Training Session – at each training players are divided into small groups by the coaches. This programme is based on the FUNdamentals of Football. In every training we focus on FUN games which develop some of the basic motor skills such as running, jumping, and change of direction, alongside dribbling and shooting games.  There is also a set of 1v1 and 2v2 activities and small-sided Games designed to boost the confidence of the young Footballers.

Game Day – Here players are divided into groups between 16-20 players at the beginning of each term. This programme purely focuses on the Game. After a short warm-up mainly with balls, we use a few different game activities to put the players in situations where they have Fun, but they will also get challenged and forced to make their own football decisions. At the end of every game day in the last game we play “Golden Gol” – which means regardless of the score whoever team scores the “Golden Gol” – wins the game and more importantly, the Goal scorer is the “Super Hero”

If it’s raining

If we need to cancel training or a game day due to bad weather, we will update our Facebook page 2 hours prior the event. Normally with light rain we let the session go ahead (unless parks are closed by CCC)

How to best support your child and their team

The best way to help your child is to

    • have them attend training  and/or game day and be on time
    • teach your child to play by the rules, respect game officials and respect others
    • provide lots of positive encouragement from the sidelines because it is the best way to support the team and your child

What Your Child Will Need

  • Shin pads are essential – no shin pads, no game
  • FC Twenty 11 Playing Shirt – can be purchased through our online shop (not required in Term 4 & Term 1)
  • FC Twenty 11 Playing Shorts – can be purchased through our online shop (not required in Term 4 & Term 1)
  • Red Socks – can be purchased through our online shop (not required in Term 4 & Term 1)
  • Adequate footwear – football boots or training shoes are preferred (no gum boots or open-toed shoes)
  • A hat for the sunny days or a beanie for the cold days
  • Water bottle – a full drink bottle is an essential
  • Warm clothing for after the session


Loss of Interest

Kids will occasionally lose interest and not want to take part. This is OK; it happens to all of us at some stage. If this does occur let them come back in their own time.

Slipped Halos

Every now and again kids will become upset and disruptive. If this does occur the coach will intervene to address the behaviour, as a parent we would ask you to support your coach’s actions.

Coaching or Managing a Team

We are always on the lookout for new team coaches and managers.  FC Twenty 11 has been going through a sustained period of growth over the last few years. The biggest strain that this puts on us is in the area of finding enough coaches or managers and once we have done that, ensuring that they are adequately prepared. Some of our coaches/managers are parents who may never have played football before. To support these dedicated volunteers, we do and will continue to run, both in-house and external coaching courses. Our Director of Football, Tsetso, is available to support and resource coaches. If you are a parent or past player who has flirted with the idea of coaching a team – please give it a try!  It is a truly rewarding experience.

 

 

 

2024 Back to Football Programme
Term 1

Registrations are now open

There will be both a training session and a game day.  You can choose one or both to receive a discount.

TRAINING DAY

Session Focus: Focusing on the 4 core skills – Fundamental Movements, Individual Skill Development, Small Games and 1v1s
Dates:
Mondays, 5 Feb 2024 – 8 April 2024 (No Football on 1 April 2024)
No. Weeks: 9 Week programme
Time: 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Venue:​ Avonhead Park – Training Zone #2
Cost:​ $90
Uniform:​ FC apparel is optional
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page and in the Whatsapp channel two hours prior to the session.

GAME DAY

Session Focus: Football festival-style mini-games/tournaments
Dates: Fridays, 9 Feb 2024 – 12 April 2024 (No Football on 29 March 2024)
No. Weeks:9 Week programme
Time:
3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Venue:​ Avonhead Park – Training Zone #2
Cost:​ $90
Uniform:​ FC apparel is optional
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page and in the Whatsapp channel two hours prior to the session.

 

COMBINATION DEAL – Register for both Training and Game Day for $145

 

Register a New Player      Register a Returning Player

 

2024 Winter Programme
Terms 2 & 3

Our winter season commences the start of May and concludes mid September.

The Game Day is 17 weeks in duration to follow the Mainland Football season, while the Training Sessions are split by Term (eg. Term 2 and Term 3). The Monday training session ​will follow the FUNdamentals of Football and is run by accredited coaches.  The programme is designed to be enjoyable, and educational, following a well-researched football pathway. The programme focuses on the development of your kid’s general movement, football coordination, and football technique.  The Saturday game day is when they can put those skills into action during a game.

GAME DAY SESSION

Session Focus: Football Festival style mini games/Tournaments
Dates:
Friday;  3 May 2024 – 13 Sep 2024   (No football on 28th June, 12th July and 19th July)
No. Weeks: 17 Week programme
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue:​ Avonhead Park S1
Cost: Earlybird special $110 (if purchased prior 29th March), thereafter $125
Uniform:​ FC apparel is required and can be purchased via the Club
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page and in the Whatsapp channel two hours prior to the session.

TERM 2 TRAINING SESSION 

Session Focus: Focusing on the 4 core skills – Fundamental Movements, Individual Skill Development, Small Games and 1v1s
Dates:
Mondays, 29 April 2024 – 1 July 2024 (No Football on 3 June 2024)
No. Weeks: 9 Week programme
Time:  4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue:​ St Thomas College gym – 67-69 Middlepark Road, Sockburn
Cost:​  $90
Uniform:​ FC apparel is required and can be purchased via the Club
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page and in the Whatsapp channel two hours prior to the session.

TERM 3 TRAINING SESSION 

Session Focus: Focusing on the 4 core skills – Fundamental Movements, Individual Skill Development, Small Games and 1v1s
Dates:
Mondays, 22 July 2024 – 9 Sep 2024  
No. Weeks: 8 Week programme
Time:
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue:​ St Thomas College gym – 67-69 Middlepark Road, Sockburn
Cost:​  $80
Uniform:​ FC apparel is required and can be purchased via the Club
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page and in the Whatsapp channel two hours prior to the session..

 

COMBINATION DEAL – Register for both Trainings (Term 2 & 3) and Game Day for $220

Register a New Player      Register a Returning Player

 

2024 Spring Programme
Term 4

There will be both a training day and a game day.  
Players are invited to sign up for either session or both.

TRAINING DAY

Session Focus: Focusing on the 4 core skills – Fundamental Movements, Individual Skill Development, Small Games and 1v1s
Dates:
Mondays, 21 Oct 2024 – 16 Dec 2024 (No Football on 28 Oct 2024) 
No. Weeks: 8 Week programme
Time:
3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Venue:​ Avonhead Park – Training Zone #2
Cost:​ $80
Uniform:​ FC apparel is optional
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page and in the Whatsapp channel two hours prior to the session.

GAME DAY

Session Focus: Football festival-style mini-games/tournaments
Dates: Fridays, 25 Oct 2024 – 20 Dec 2024 (No Football on 15 Nov 2024) 
No. Weeks: 8 Week programme
Time:
3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Venue:​ Avonhead Park – Training Zone #2
Cost:​ $80 
Uniform:​ FC apparel is optional
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page and in the Whatsapp channel two hours prior to the session.

 

COMBINATION DEAL – Register for both the Training and Game Day for $135.

 

Register a New Player      Register a Returning Player