Find out more here about our growing services for player development

Seaforth FC is hugely focused on the on-going development of our youth players and in 2021 we’re looking to extend that focus.  In 2019 we launched our skills development program, including a regular weekly skills program for kids of all ages and abilities, and started planning our broader Academy offering (see below).  In 2020 we ran a pilot for our Academy and partnered with Sydney FC to deliver a skills development program.  And of course we’ve had free Goalkeeper training for many years.

In 2021 our Academy is being expanded and we’re continuing the delivery of our Skills Development Program with Sydney FC.

Academy

The Seaforth Academy Program is focused on harnessing and developing our best and most passionate youth players and to increase their chances of division one competitive success. We believe this program will also help to encourage longer-term retention of both our talented players and coaches with the club.

We piloted our Academy concept in 2020 with our mixed/boys and our girls under twelve division one teams and we were delighted with their growth and performance across last season. Ideally, we would love to quickly broaden the Academy program to cover all our division one youth teams but as a volunteer club we have to ensure we are able to build out a program that over time is both sustainable and aligned with our core community values.

On this basis our growth strategy is to increase the number of Academy teams across several seasons so that we are able to phase in a sustainable pathway for all our youth division one teams to operate successfully under the same comprehensive program.

We’ll start this next step of the journey in 2021 by enrolling the following teams:
  • the Girls and the Mixed/Boys u12 division one teams.
  • the Girls and the Mixed/Boys u13 division one teams.

Any player in these age groups may trial for these Academy division one teams. Whilst the Club will continue to invest in the program framework any child selected for an Academy team will be asked for a voluntary contribution of $250 for the season (on top of player registration) to help us cover our coaching costs.

Academy teams will be provided with:
  • An experienced club coach who will deliver:
    • One team specific coaching session per week plus Saturday game day coaching.
    • One combined Academy team skills-based coaching session per week.
  • Academy branded jackets with player initials, plus training tops.
  • SFC shirts provided with sponsor logo and player names.
  • Club funded registration costs to Gala Days, State Cup, SIC, Kanga Cup etc.

 

If you have any questions about our Academy teams, please contact development@seaforthfc.com.

Skills Training Program

We’re continuing our partnership with Sydney FC to provide players of all ability the opportunity to gain additional training on a weekly basis in a fun and engaging learning environment.

The sessions aim to improve the four core skills of a child’s development (first touch, striking the ball, running with the ball and 1v1 situations) with a focus on applying these in game situations.

How does it all work?

Our current plans are to run our SDP in school terms 2 and 3 on Tuesday afternoons.

Each child will be put into a group with other children of the same/similar age. You can also request your child be put into a group with their friends of similar age when registering online.

On the first day, the coaches will assess the skill level of the group to ensure the children are in the appropriate group and changes can be made at that point depending on individual ability.

We try to ensure that each group includes up to 12 children for the younger age groups and up to 16 children for the older age groups. This will provide the best development opportunity for all participants.

What’s included?

Each registration includes one hour of training each week over the term period.

A Sydney FC kit can be purchased separately if your child does not already have one from a previous clinic.

2021 Term 2

Term 2 will run every Tuesday starting 20th April.  Sessions run from 4:30pm-5:30pm at Seaforth Oval.

The cost for the term which will consist of 10 sessions is $200.

You can register now for 2021 Term 2 HERE  .Sydney FC will confirm all the details with you.

If you have any questions please email us at skillstraining@seaforthfc.com.