SOUTH WEST ACADEMY OF SPORT
2013 SOCCER PROGRAM TRIALS
STAGE 1 - PLAYER TRIALS
For talented players born 1999/2000/2001
Date: Monday 20th December 2012
Time: 6.00 – 7:30pm
Venue: Forrest Park, Bunbury
Kit Required: Training shirt, shorts, socks, shin pads, drink bottle
STAGE 2 - PLAYER/PARENT INTERVIEWS
Monday 7th / Tuesday 8th January 2013 – for players demonstrating technical/tactical criteria set at trials
Venue: Department of Sport and Recreation, 80a Blair Street, Bunbury
Time: Individual times to be arranged postplayer trials
STAGE 3 – PLAYERS SELECTED
Monday 28th January – Training program begins
Please pre-register attendance at trials to SWAS Head Coach James Young:
email@example.com detailing Name, DOB and a brief playing history
The SW Academy of Sport (SWAS) caters for identified talented footballers. SWAS is part of the FFA talent identification pathway which starts at U14 and U15 male and female National Championship age groups and on to the National Training Centre, the WAIS program (within WA), the Australian Institute of Sport and National Squads.
The SWAS Program will deliver the FFA National Curriculum through a consistent and coordinated program of technical and tactical content targeting talented player development.
The FFA National Curriculum focuses on the development of FUNCTIONAL GAME SKILL rather than isolated tricks. This can only be adequately developed when ‘the best train and play with the best on a weekly, year round basis'.
The SWAS Program has been structured to provide an all-inclusive program and will complement the efforts of those clubs that fully embrace the philosophy of the FFA Curriculum.
Football West aims to create a SWAS Program which is appealing to both players and parents. SWAS will be professionally run by accredited, friendly, experienced and approachable staff who players and parents alike will easily relate to.
The weekly SWAS sessions will enable the development of our young players to take place over the course of School Terms 1-3, and will include the social, academic and technical aspects of personal growth.
The number one aim of Football West is to develop players who will progress to be the best player they can be, and to give these players the best possible chance to represent their State and their Country. Football West have had a significant number of program graduates over recent years go on to achieve this goal.
Of course not all players will attain these heights, but all players benefit from attending SWAS in a number of ways. The players will be exposed to a total education process and experience, which will benefit each individual and help better prepare them for whatever their football future may bring.
Within SWAS, players will be given the opportunity to become technically and tactically better, learning the value of a disciplined approach, punctuality and the need for practice to better their skills.
SWAS will also assist players to develop socially, to communicate and interact with others, be polite and achieve a higher level of self esteem. Players will also learn to appreciate the value of setting high standards and the value of hard work, whilst learning about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
Above all, SWAS will teach players the importance of teamwork, team spirit and sportsmanship, as well as providing an enjoyable and fun environment for players to thrive in.
The Senior Development Officer and SWAS Head Coach are responsible for the selection of players for the SWAS Program. The final decision is his, subject only to the formal ratification by the Game Development Manager.
The selection decision will be made in the discretion of the Senior Development Officer and SWAS Head Coach. In exercising that discretion he will take into account:
• Current form of the player
• Recent performances at High Performance Centre and club level
• State/National/International experience of the player
• The player's performance and discipline in State Development, High Performance Centre training, camps and tours
• Level of fitness of the player
• The player's physiological capacity
• The player's technical ability
• The player's tactical understanding
• The player's mental strength
• Team compatibility on and off the field
• Any injury issues relating to the player (with appropriate medical advice)
• The player's potential for future Football West teams
Players standing for selection in the SWAS Program should be registered Football West players. It is preferable that players are also Australian citizens.
Selected players will not play in domestic competitions which are not authorised by Football West, including any one-off non-sanctioned matches.
Players selected or standing for selection must abide by the Anti-Doping Policies of Football West and the FFA.
Players selected or standing for selection must abide by the Football West Code of Conduct.
Any player who is aggrieved at his or her non-selection may choose to undertake a grievance procedure.
That procedure consists of:
a) The player contacting the Game Development Manager (or his appointee) within 48 hours of the communication to him/her of his/her non - selection and notifying of his/her intention to undertake a grievance procedure
b) Any public statement by the player, other than that he/she is undertaking the grievance procedure will immediately terminate the procedure
c) The Game Development Manager may ask the player to outline the basis of his/her grievance and will seek a report from the Senior Development Officer, and if appropriate, advice from the SWAS Head Coach within 24 hours of receiving written notification from the player
d) If the Game Development Manager considers the grievance is justified, he may refer the matter to the Senior Development Officer for reconsideration
Click here for the full SWAS Players manual
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