What Is SAP?

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The Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) is a key component of Football Federation Australia’s National Curriculum.

The Program is designed to perfect and accelerate the skill development of identified players between the critical ages of 9 to 13. This is the age group universally acknowledged to be the optimal mental and physical phase in which children are able to learn motor skills.

SAP’s aim is to provide the necessary technical ‘tools’ to be able to play the game at the highest possible level with a focus on functional game skills, with an immediate skills transfer into positioning and small-sided games being an absolute requirement.

It is based on World’s Best Practice and has been developed by internationally acclaimed Technical Coaches and the FFA Technical Department.

The role of the Licensee (UQFC) plays an important role in providing a best practice training environment and youth training plan, while also providing SAP Academy Carnivals for players to test their skills in a competitive environment.

The match in isolation should not be the focus of the licensee, coach or parent.

The Aim

To provide the necessary technical ‘tools’ to players in order to help them be able to play the game at the highest possible level with a focus on functional game skills.

The Focus?

The Program is designed to perfect and accelerate the skill development of identified players between the critical ages of 9 to 13 therefore the main focus is the weekly training sessions that will develop individual technical ability.

Training/ Carnivals

The SAP season will run from the week beginning Sunday February 28th and finish with the final carnival on September 11th. It will consist of 4 x 6 (six) week cycles and 4 (four) gala style carnival days (locations to be announced)

Coaching

SAP programme will be facilitated by UQFC Girls and Women’s National Premier League Technical Director and UQFC’s Licenced Skills Trainer, Adam Pengelly. Adam recently completed his FFA C Youth Licence and has been appointed on the recommendation of the Football Queensland Technical Department.

Cost

TBC

How do I register

All players are asked to attend SAP trial dates and must be registered to play for an FFA registered club.

2017 Trial dates (players born 2007/2007) to be held at Cubberla Creek Reserve, Kenmore:
Tuesday 13 September 2016 (5.30pm-7.00pm)
Thursday 15 September 2016 (5.30pm-7.00pm)
Saturday 17 September 2016 (8.30am- 9.45am)

All interested players (born 2006/2007) should register their details by clicking on the ‘Trials 2017′ tab located at the top of this page.

FAQs

How long does the program run for?

The Program will run from February through to September and is split into 6 week cycles. The programs will be closed during school holidays.

Can my child still play for their grassroots / Academy club?

We encourage the players to continue with their clubs and to enjoy playing games with their friends when possible.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the FFA Skill Acquisition Program, please contact uqfcremo@gmail.com