Hello Parents & Players

Schools back!  How quick did those holidays fly by?

As we wind up the regular playing season for 2017, it is time to reflect on successful formulas and tweak those that need some work.  I want to thank all of you who have offered feedback and given suggestions to help build depth within our Club.
There has been much discussion regarding player development into 2018 and beyond.  One of the key areas identified is training as individuals – working on player skills, building confidence, creating an enthusiastic environment “to be the best you can be“.  These skills and motivation are what each of our players will take back to their teams and their dedicated team Coach who will provide the strategy for a successful unit in 2018.
The key outcome for this endeavour is for all players to have fun; to want to play the game for a lifetime; and for some it maybe they want to take it to the next level.  Let’s all get behind our players and be part of their future success!
How do we do this? Fortunately, two of our Coaches have agreed to offer their services to our Junior Club (& older MiniRoos) for a six (6) week transition program.  This program takes us from the regular season, crossing over into Super 6 but most importantly, leads up to Bayside trials for 2018 being held at the end of October.
We kick off on Monday 9th October, each week through to 13th November:
4pm – 5pm     U9s to U11s
5pm – 6pm     U12s & U13s
6pm – 7pm     U14s & U15s
As per GK sessions run by Andrew (GK Senior Men’s) throughout the season, the cost remains $5 per player per session (cash on day).  Earlier in the year, Griff (Senior Men’s Mid-Fielder before moving to Costa Rica to play) operated sessions for Field players in the same way.  This role is now being filled by Davide (Coach U12/2017; U13/2018).  Both coaches have a wealth of experience as players, each bringing their own unique insights for player development.
So, you asked for it – it’s here!  Numbers are important to organise each session effectively, for those of you who have already registered – thank you.  For those of you who need to register please respond via email ASAP and we will put your players into sessions accordingly.  This is a specific offer to club players, first & foremost – $30.00 for a six week program which I know will energise players physically and mentally.  Let’s make sure our children are sharing in a valuable legacy of health and fitness through sport in the spirit of fun!
Should you have any questions, please let me know.  We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 9th!