About Junior Teams (9-12 yr olds)
9-10 Year old teams
The aim of this program is to provide children in this age group with a fun, safe, and positive experience through a well-structured match program that considers the maturity level of their motor, cognitive, social, and emotional skills.
The emphasis at this age level is the further development of basic game skills (kicking, handballing, marking, gathering, evasion and checking), and learning technical and tactical concepts.
The match program for this age group provides further opportunities to develop game skills and the tactical principles of gaining possession, applying pressure, utilising space and positional play.
11-12 Year OLD TeaMS
Children in this age group are to be provided with a fun, safe, and positive experience, through a well-structured match program that considers the level of maturity in their motor, cognitive, social, and emotional skills.
The consolidation of basic game skills is still the focus at this age level rather than competition and winning, while further developing technical and tactical concepts.
These concepts include positional skills and basic performance enhancing techniques such as: warm-up, cool-down, nutrition, hydration, recovery, and goal setting.