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Extra training on offer at Summer Academy

Thursday, 24th October, 2013

The Broken Hill Soccer Association is starting a Summer Academy to help give extra training to players.

The Soccer Association will again deliver a Summer Academy where development squads will be formed to cater for players who are geographically isolated and unable to attend training programs in metropolitan regions.

A spokeswoman for the Association said the Summer Academy squads have been running for the past four years.

“Interest continues to grow for the training squad,” she said.

“The emphasis for the training program is on developing strong technical skills and the start of good game skills.

“There will be a national standardised approach to the development of young players through adherence to the Football Federation National Curriculum.”

The spokeswoman said the aim of the squads was to assist players to prepare and perform more effectively by providing activities that improve technique, tactical awareness and mental and physical preparation.

Age groups for participation include, for boys, three squads - under 11 and 12 years; under 13 years; and under 14 and 15 years.

A squad for girls will cover the under 12 and 13s.

The trial dates for squad selection will be Monday, October 28, and Monday, November 4 at 6pm.

They will be held at the O’Neill Park Soccer grounds.

Squad training will continue each Monday at the soccer grounds between 6pm-7pm for about 14 weeks with a break for Christmas.

Any child wishing to trial must attend the trial days in appropriate training attire including shin pads and with a water bottle. Any inquiries, call Grant Smith on 0459 676 527.

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