Preseason Skills Program 2024

Jimmy Kanaridis will be running a six session Preseason Skills and Acquisition Program for the U8 to U11 age groups. The program will focus on the four core skills: Striking The Ball, First Touch, 1v1 and Running With The Ball.

The program will be run in two streams for U8/U9 and U10/U11. For U10 and U11 players, the preseason program is a good opportunity to hone your skills prior to grading later in February.

The program will be held from 3/2/2024 to 20/2/2024, Saturdays at Giralang and Tuesdays at Kaleen. U8/U9 sessions will be at 9 am on Saturdays and 5:30 pm on Tuesdays. U10/U11 sessions will be at 10 am on Saturdays and 6:30 pm on Tuesdays.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to program start time. On arrival players can go to the Skills Area whilst parents check in.

Parents after checking in are asked to keep to the designated Spectator Area.

Players arriving after commencement time will not be admitted into the training area.

Skills Area, Spectator Area and Check-in locations are available on the maps at the bottom of this page.

What to bring:

  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Shin pads
  • Soccer boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Willingness to learn.

The Belnorth Skill Acquisition Program focuses on the development of the four core skills:

  • 1v1
  • First Touch
  • Striking the ball
  • Running with the ball

Session 1

  • Core skill: First Touch
  • Session Objective: To improve players ability to Face forwards to play forwards.

Session 2

  • Core Skill: 1v1
  • Session Objective: To improve players ability to beat a player to score a goal

Session 3

  • Core Skill: Running the ball
  • Session Objective: To improve players ability to engage a player to facilitate a pass

Session 4

  • Core Skill: Striking the ball
  • Session Objective: To improve the player’s ability to one-touch finish

Session 5

Session Objective: To improve players ability to Strike the Ball, First Touch, Running the Ball, 1v1

Session 6

Mini World Cup