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Fun Football | Under eight years

Fun Football | Under eight years

For FC Players born in 2014 and 2015. 

For FC Players born in 2016 or after, please refer to our First Kicks programme.  For FC players born 2013 or earlier, 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 provides 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 offers 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 a 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 those grades we are offering to 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, Tobi and Jacob supervised by our Director of Football – Tsetso and assisted by Youth players and Volunteer Parent Coaches.

We run three sessions..

Training Session – at each training players are divided in small groups by the coaches. This programme is based around the FUNdamentals of Football. In every training we focus on FUN games which develop some of the basic motor skills such as running, jumping, 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 in groups between 16-20 players in 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 activity 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”

Futsal  – This programme is aimed at providing a different feel for the game of Football. These trainings will be never cancelled due to the weather or sports ground closures. We will be using a Futsal specific ball and players will foster their skills due to the smaller court size compared to outdoors. The trainings are designed to play a lot of fun games in order to improve players feeling for the ball and their first touch. This programme will start in Term 2 and will be held at St Thomas’s College Gym.

If it’s raining

If we need to cancel training or a game day due to bad eeather, 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
  • FC Twenty 11 Playing Shorts – can be purchased through our online shop
  • Red Socks – can be purchased through our online shop
  • 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’s happen 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 coaches’ 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.

 

2022 Back to Football (Term 1) Programme

Registrations are now open

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

TRAINING SESSION

Session Focus: Focusing on the 4 core skills – Passing, Dribbling, Shooting & 1v1
Dates: Every Monday; 14th February to 11th April (excluding any public holidays)
Time: 3:45pm to 4:45pm (60 minutes)
Venue:​ Avonhead Park
Cost:​ $60 for Training Day session only
Uniform:​ FC apparel is optional
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page page two hours prior to the session.

GAME DAY

Session Focus: Football festival style mini games/tournaments
Dates:
Every Friday; 18th February to 8th April (excluding any public holidays)
Time: 3:45pm to 4:45pm (60 minutes)
Venue:​ Avonhead Park
Cost:​ $54 for Game Day session only
Uniform:​ FC apparel is optional
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page page two hours prior to the session.

If you can help as a Game Leader / Coach of one of these groups – ​PLEASE email us!! 

Register a New Player      Register a Returning Player

 

2022 Winter Season (Terms 2 & 3) Programme

Our winter season commences on 30th April and concludes on 24th September.

The Monday training sessions ​will follow the McDonald’s fun football curriculum from our accredited coaches.  The programme is designed to be enjoyable, educational, following a well researched football pathway. The programme focuses on the development of your kids general movement, football coordination and football technique.  The Saturday game day is where they can put those skills in action during a game.

GAME DAY

Session Focus: Football festival style mini games/tournaments
Dates:
Every Saturday; 30th April – 24th September (excluding any public holidays) No Football on 16th July
Time: 9:15am to 10:15am
Venue:​ Burnside Park
Cost:​ $105 for Game Day session only (Term 2 & 3 combined)
Uniform:​ FC apparel is required and can be purchased via the Club
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page page two hours prior to the session.

TERM 2 TRAINING SESSION 

Session Focus: Focusing on the 4 core skills – Passing, Dribbling, Shooting & 1v1
Dates:
Every Monday; Monday 9th May to 4th July (excluding any public holidays) No Football on 6th June
Time: 3:45pm to 4:45pm (60 minutes)
Venue:​ Avonhead Park
Cost:​ $54 for Term 2 Training session only
Uniform:​ FC apparel is required and can be purchased via the Club
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page page two hours prior to the session.

TERM 3 TRAINING SESSION

Session Focus: Focusing on the 4 core skills – Passing, Dribbling, Shooting & 1v1
Dates:
Every Monday;1st August to 26th September (excluding any public holidays)
Time: 3:45pm to 4:45pm (60 minutes)
Venue:​ Avonhead Park
Cost:​ $60 for Term 3 Training session only
Uniform:​ FC apparel is required and can be purchased via the Club
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page page two hours prior to the session.

FUTSAL PROGRAMME   

Session Focus: Futsal training
Dates:
 Details to be advised end of March 2022
Time:  
Venue:​ St Thomas College gymnasium
Cost:​  
Uniform:​ FC apparel is required and can be purchased via the Club
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page page two hours prior to the session.

If you can help as a Game Leader / Coach of one of these groups – ​PLEASE email us!! 

Register a New Player      Register a Returning Player

 

2022 Spring (Term 4) Programme

(Registrations open August 2022)

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

TRAINING SESSION

Session Focus: Focusing on the 4 core skills – Passing, Dribbling, Shooting & 1v1
Dates:
Every Monday;17th October to 12th December (excluding any public holidays) No Football on 24th October and 11th November
Time: 3:45pm to 4:45pm (60 minutes)
Venue:​ Avonhead Park
Cost:​ $54 for Training Day session only
Uniform:​ FC apparel is optional
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page page two hours prior to the session.

 

GAME DAY

Session Focus: Football festival style mini games/tournaments
Dates:
Every Friday; 21st October to 16th December (excluding any public holidays) No Football on 24th October and 11th November
Time: 3:45pm to 4:45pm (60 minutes)
Venue:​ Avonhead Park
Cost:​ $54 for Game Day session only
Uniform:​ FC apparel is optional
Cancellations:​ To be published on FC Twenty11’s Facebook page page two hours prior to the session.

If you can help as a Volunteer of one of these groups – ​PLEASE email us!! 

Register a New Player      Register a Returning Player