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JUNIORS

PROGRAMS

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. 

WEEKLY SESSIONS

2024 Term 2 dates listed below: 

 

Football Smarts Academy offers a junior program at the $3m Karinya Reserve build in Blackwood. This will continue in 2024. Contact our email to register your interest and with any questions. If you have missed the start of any term, it (sometimes) isn't too late. Please email and you can be given an up to date price and code to register for the remaining weeks. 

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. 

Term 2 and Term 3 2024 bookings are open: 

Monday 4.35-5.25 U12-U15 - 2 Spots remaining, enquire about an adjusted term price. 

Tuesday 4.15-5.15 U13-U16 SOLD OUT  ( This program is now by invitation or trial only, please enquire about a waiting list. Players travelling to Tottenham will have priority over any new registrations. Current players retain their spot.) 

For Term 3, registrations are open for U12-U15, please enquire about U13-U16

  • 17 June 2024, 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come and join Football Smarts on Mondays at Karinya, the home of Sturt Lions. Strictly limited number of players per coach. Don't miss out! Player should be U8-U12. They should be born between 2016-2012.
  • 17 June 2024, 4:35 pm – 5:25 pm
    Come and join Football Smarts on Mondays at Karinya, the home of Sturt Lions. Strictly limited number of players per coach. Don't miss out! Player should be U12-U15.
  • 18 June 2024, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
    This program is by invitation or trial only, please enquire. Players travelling to Tottenham should try to enrol in this session. Players travelling to Tottenham will be given priority in this session however current players can re-enrol also. Tottenham players should have purchased a FS kit.
  • 08 July 2024, 8:50 am – 3:00 pm
    (For players born 2008 - 2017) At Karinya Reserve in Blackwood. U16 players in 2024 (2008 born only) receive 33% discount. Please ask for a code. Holiday clinic players DO NOT need Football Smarts kits. All players from all clubs and schools are welcome.
  • 22 July 2024, 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come and join Football Smarts on Mondays at Karinya, the home of Sturt Lions. Strictly limited number of players per coach. Don't miss out! Player should be U8-U12. They should be born between 2016-2012. Term 2 was a sellout
  • 22 July 2024, 4:35 pm – 5:25 pm
    Come and join Football Smarts on Mondays at Karinya, the home of Sturt Lions. Strictly limited number of players per coach. Don't miss out! Player should be U12-U15.
  • 23 July 2024, 4:20 pm – 5:20 pm
    This program is by invitation or trial only, please enquire. Players travelling to Tottenham should try to enrol in this session. Players travelling to Tottenham will be given priority in this session however current players can re-enrol also. Tottenham players should have purchased a FS kit.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY SESSIONS

Our next school holiday program dates will be in July: Mon 8, Tues 9 and Thursday 11, Friday 12. 

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. 

DATES:  

Cost:

Per player, per day = $56

4 day discount = $180

  • 08 July 2024, 8:50 am – 3:00 pm
    (For players born 2008 - 2017) At Karinya Reserve in Blackwood. U16 players in 2024 (2008 born only) receive 33% discount. Please ask for a code. Holiday clinic players DO NOT need Football Smarts kits. All players from all clubs and schools are welcome.
  • 09 July 2024, 8:50 am – 3:00 pm
    (For players born 2008 - 2017) At Karinya Reserve in Blackwood. U16 players in 2024 (2008 born only) receive 33% discount. Please ask for a code. Holiday clinic players DO NOT need Football Smarts kits. All players from all clubs and schools are welcome.
  • 11 July 2024, 8:50 am – 3:00 pm
    (For players born 2008 - 2017) At Karinya Reserve in Blackwood. U16 players in 2024 (2008 born only) receive 33% discount. Please ask for a code. Holiday clinic players DO NOT need Football Smarts kits. All players from all clubs and schools are welcome.
  • 12 July 2024, 8:50 am – 3:00 pm
    (For players born 2008 - 2017) At Karinya Reserve in Blackwood. U16 players in 2024 (2008 born only) receive 33% discount. Please ask for a code. Holiday clinic players DO NOT need Football Smarts kits. All players from all clubs and schools are welcome.

ONE OFF SESSIONS

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: $75

With 2 players: $45 each.

With 3 players: $35 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 2 players in season 2024. 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 an extra $50 per game 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: $350  

VEO fee (minimum 2 games): $100

VEO link to games: No extra charge

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