SAP FAQ

WESTON WORKERS BEARS FOOTBALL CLUB
SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAM 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS SAP?

The Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) is a key component of Football Federation Australia’s National Curriculum.

The Program is designed to perfect and accelerate the skill development of identified players between the critical ages of 9 to 13. This is the age group universally acknowledged to be the optimal mental and physical phase in which children are able to learn motor skills.

It is based on World’s Best Practice and has been developed by internationally acclaimed Technical Coaches and the FFA Technical Department.

The Weston Workers Bears Football Club will now play an important role in providing a best practice training environment and youth training plan, while also providing SAP Academy Carnivals for players to test their skills in a competitive environment.

 

WHAT IS THE AIM?
To provide the necessary technical ‘tools’ to players in order to help them be able to play the game at the highest possible level with a focus on functional game skills.

 

WHAT IS THE FOCUS?
The Program is designed to perfect and accelerate the skill development of identified players between the critical ages of 9 to 13 therefore the main focus is the weekly training sessions that will develop individual technical ability.

 

WHAT IS OUR COMMITMENT?
The Weston Workers Bears Football Club commits provide the best SAP platform and to proactively encourage identified players to transition to the Emerging Jets Program.

 

HUB/GALA DAYS?
Weekly games will be hosted at different hub grounds throughout the season. Weston will be submitting to become a 'Hub ground'.

SAP teams will participate in a minimum of one Regional SAP Gala Weekend per annum in a Regional Centre. The date and location will be determined by NNSWF on an annual basis.  
 
SAP teams will also participate in an annual SAP Gala Weekend involving all licensed SAP’s at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility.  

 

FACILITY?
Weston's facility is maintained superbly and has excellent facilities for both players and spectators.
It is easily accessed from all areas of the Hunter Valley via the new Hunter Expressway.
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HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM RUN FOR?
The thirty week (30) program, 2 training session per week, will commence when Government Schools resume after the annual Christmas Holidays and conclude in  
mid-September annually.

 

COACHING?
The Weston Workers Bears Football Club SAP program will be facilitated by Bears Youth TD Gerard Carey. Gerard has superb knowledge of the SAP program having spent 4 seasons as SAP Technical Director at Hunter Hawks. Club Technical Advisor and Dutch International, Kew Jaliens and 1st grade Coach Steve Piggott will also provide invaluable international, state and local experience to support the SAP team coaches and players.

 

HOW DO I REGISTER?

All interested players are required to attend a SAP trial.  
The trial for the Weston Workers Bears, 2018 U9, SAP squads will be held on:

  • October 24
  • Rockwell Automation Park (Government Rd Weston)
  • 6:00pm

Below are just some examples of the drills and skills that will be delivered as part of a player's development in the Skill Aquisition Program.

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