Football Queensland is pleased to be able to provide the Squirts program. The Squirts program was created to develop the motor skills of 3 to 5 year olds and introduce them to football in a fun and learning way.
Bayside United will be running our Subway Squirts program during Term 2 and Term 3 of the Queensland School Calendar. Subway Squirts will run from 8am to 8:45am every Satuday morning (weather dependant) on Field 1. Participants will need shin pads and enclosed shoes / boots if you have them, water and sunscreen.
WHAT IS THE SQUIRTS PROGRAM?
The Squirts program promotes football-based exercise and activity for younger children who are not able to be registered to play in age-specific matches. It can be used as a stand-alone program at specific times during the week or as a way of involving younger family members on weekends while their older brothers and sisters play scheduled matches.
The program is not a “technical coaching” program, but a tempered introduction to the sport of football. The very basics of the game are introduced and experienced by the participants through different drills, practices and games.
The football itself is the main tool and this is utilised as much as possible. Elite players are not the ultimate outcome we are seeking, rather the development of the individual participant’s gross motor skills in ball control, jumping, turning, balance, agility, movement and general co-ordination are all skills to be acquired and improve.
The program will enhance the opportunities for young children to receive quality, consistent coaching. In acquiring basic skills free of competition, participating children will not only learn correct technique but will likely develop a love of the “world game”.