DEVELOPMENT SOCCER

FOR SPARTANS aged 3yrs to 14yrs - 2022/23 Seasonal Year

 
 

Little SPARTANS

Tuesdays

6pm - 6.45pm*

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Our Little Spartans program is designed specifically for players aged 3yrs (born in 2019), this gives them a taster and it builds on the 'fun' element, so that they want to carry on learning a great sport.

It is one 45 minute session per week during each development season, held at our Loughman Park fields.  It is a fully interactive session with player and parent, and is lead by an approved & cleared Spartan Coach.

The program focuses on core co-ordination, balance and listening skills, with each session packed with games to help learn and develop their base soccer skills.

Jr SPARTANS

MONDAYS OR WEDNESDAYS

PRACTICE

FROM 6PM*

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OUR JR SPARTAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS GEARED TOWARDS PLAYERS AGED 4 - 5 YRS OLD (BORN 2018/2017); TYPICALLY KNOWN AS U5 or U6.

OUR SPARTANS ARE PLACED IN TEAMS BASED ON AGE, GENDER & ABILITY SO THAT WE HAVE BALANCED TEAMS WITHIN THE PROGRAM.  ALL OUR JR SPARTANS ARE CO-ED TEAMS.

OUR JR SPARTANS PRACTICE ONCE A WEEK DURING THE DEVELOPMENT SEASON WITH 'THEIR' ASSIGNED SPARTAN COACH, AND THEN HAVE AN INTER-LEAGUE GAME ON FRIDAYS NIGHTS.

OUR U5 & U6 SPARTANS HAVE A GAMES ON FRIDAY NIGHT. 

THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PLAYERS, WHATEVER THEIR ABILITY, TO HAVE FUN, LEARN THE SPORT, DEVELOP LIFE SKILLS AND DISCOVER A LOVE FOR THE GAME.  NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED; JUST A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND A DESIRE TO LEARN.

THE MAJORITY OF SPARTAN COACHES IN THIS AGE GROUP ARE VOLUNTEERS OR PARENT COACHES; ALL FOLLOWING A SET CURRICULUM AND CORE VALUES.

SPARTANS

MONDAYS OR WEDNESDAYS PRACTICE

FROM 6PM*

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THIS IS FOR SPARTANS AGED 6 YRS - 12 YRS (BORN 2016/2015/2014/2013/2012/2011); typically known as U8, U10 or U12. MANY of these players HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED THE GAME OF SOCCER IN SOME FORM AND ARE LOOKING TO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS.

aLL CO-ED TEAMS; BALANCED BY AGE & ABILITY. 

AGAIN LEAD BY VOLUNTEER AND/OR PARENT COACHES, FOLLOWING A SPARTAN DESIGNED CURRICULUM TO BOTH DEVELOP AND IMPROVE ON THE CORE SKILLS.  STRUCTURED SESSIONS FOCUSED ON BALL CONTROL, PASSING, TACTICAL, POSITIONS, SHOOTING, DEFENDING AND THE 'RULES' OF PLAY.

FOCUS STILL ON HAVING FUN WITH THEIR TEAM, PRACTICING ONCE A WEEK WITH THEIR COACH AND TEAM, ATTENDING A SEPARATE GROUP TRAINING CLINIC ONCE A WEEK AND FINISHING OFF THE WEEK WITH AN INTER-LEAGUE GAME*

*IF TEAMS ARE LOW, SOME GAMES MAY BE PLAYED AGAINST OTHER LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CLUBS WHICH MAY INVOLVE TRAVELING 30-45 MINS FROM OUR FIELDS.

Snr SPARTANS

Monday OR Wednesday PRACTICE (TBC)

FROM 6.15PM - 7.45pm*

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OUR SNR SPARTAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS GEARED TOWARDS PLAYERS AGED 13+ (BORN 2010/2009); TYPICALLY KNOWN AS U13/U14.

ONCE a week practice SESSION with a game/Scrimmage played IN-HOUSE.

IT IS A GROUP SESSION LEAD BY A SPARTAN APPROVED COACH, FOLLOWING SPARTAN'S SET CURRICULUM AND CORE VALUES.  A CO-ED 'TEAM' in most cases.

 

IT IS DESIGNED FOR PLAYERS WHO HAVE 'AGED OUT' OF OTHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS OR PLAYERS RELATIVELY NEW TO THE SPORT, TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR LEARNING, DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS AND KEEP ACTIVE.

THE GOAL BEING TO CREATE A PATHWAY FOR THEM TO MOVE INTO ENTRY LEVEL COMPETITIVE IF THEY CHOSE.

*IF TEAMS ARE LOW, SOME GAMES MAY BE PLAYED AGAINST OTHER LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CLUBS WHICH MAY INVOLVE TRAVELING 30-45 MINS FROM OUR FIELDS.