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At Football Smarts Academy, we offer a range of programs for players that fall into the "Juniors" category. This group in Australia includes players who are Under 13 and over. 


2023 DATES are here. For Term 2 enrolments please BOOK now for May 1 or May 2. 


Football Smarts Academy now offers a junior program at the new $3m Karinya Reserve build in Blackwood which is ready to start in 2023. Contact our email to register your interest and with any questions. If you have missed the start of term 1, it isn't too late. Please email and you can be given an up to date price and code to register for the remaining weeks. 

Sessions for juniors or older MiniRoos aged between U11-U16 are NOW available (identified younger players can be invited). Players will be able to arrive not long after school on a Monday or Tuesday and have their football development / fun ready to go. The time is 4.35-5.25. Players can (but don't have to) book for both Monday and Tuesday sessions. 

Gene Lashchuk will be running the sessions in Term 1. 

Program: Ball mastery, 1v1, first touch, running with the ball, striking the ball (shooting and passing), teamwork. 

Additions to program: VEO review, Blazepods, VR scanning technology and more. 

2023 DATES are below. Term 2 dates show remaining sessions. Please enquire about discount on remainder of term or Come n try. 

Term 3: Dates are open and bookings can be made for July 24/25 onwards. 

Academy structure for Term 3:


Monday U11-U14

Tuesday U12-U15


Our next school holiday program dates have been confirmed and in April are at Hewett Reserve. We will return to Karinya in July/October. 

UNDER 7s - UNDER 15s

Arrival: 8:50am

Start: 9:00am

Finish 3.00-3:10pm

Core skills focus: Running with the ball and first touch, scanning, communication and striking the ball (shooting)

Players will always be grouped by ability within age groups where possible to ensure maximum participation, positive learning opportunities and a fun experience for all. Players need indoor and outdoor shoes/football boots. Shin pads are compulsory. Players should arrive having applied sunscreen and also bring a hat and food for the day. 


Clinics in April 2023 dates are below: April 26, 27 and 28. 

Location: Hewitt Reserve

Tuesday is Anzac Day so we won't do a clinic as was planned. 


Per player, per day = $55

3 day discount = $135


Please enquire about one on one or a small group of 2/3 with the coach for your child/children.


A one-off session is for 50 mins at a time to be arranged. At the end of the session the coach will talk you through a pathway for your child based on their current level.


1 player: $55

With 2 players: $40 each.

With 3 players: $30 each.

For longer term bookings of 6 weeks or more for sessions such as these, discounts will apply. 

MENTORING (Juniors only): Gene is looking to mentor 3-4 players in season 2023. This can involve Whatsapp chat with parents and player on either Saturday or Sunday - it can also involve video review using VEO. VEO bookings can be made for $60 and need the agreement of your coach and opposition coach on the day. The purpose of communication is to provide feedback on any extra ball work they are doing at home, their approach in games and on their strengths and weaknesses. It is to provide an extra person for support if THEY would like to have someone involved in their game. Parents could provide their own video snippets in contrast to using the professional VEO. 

Player mentor fee Mar-Oct: $300 (includes 20% discount on any during Term sessions)

VEO fee ( 2 games): $120

VEO link to games: No extra charge


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