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Lane Cove FC & St. Michael’s FC Development Squad Trials for the 2020 Season
Does your child love playing football? Is she or he ready to develop greater football skills with other players of similar commitment?
The LCFC & St. Michael’s Development Squad is aimed at the more enthusiastic and focused Miniroos and Junior players, commencing at U8 through to the competition grades. The two clubs run a combined Development Squad for the stronger and more enthusiastic players who want to further develop their skills with other players of similar commitment.
*New for the 2020 Season*
Players aged U8-U11 (Mixed teams) will have the opportunity to be selected for Lane Cove FC’s Skills Acquisition teams who will participate in the new NSFA SAP League commencing in 2020. The SAP League has been designed by the Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA) and seeks to improve the development pathways for aspirational footballers.
In 2020, LCFC & St. Michael’s will field:
- One Skills Acquisition League (NSFA SAP League) team in each age group U8-11
- Development Squad mixed competition teams in the age groups U8-U13 (number of teams pending player interest and selection)
- Girls teams an option, pending player interest and selection
Development Squad Overview
From February to August, the SAP & Development Squad teams train with dedicated professional coaches twice a week (Monday & Thursday evenings) at Blackman Park. The coaches also attend the Saturday games (for mixed teams) and Sunday NSFA competition games (for girls teams). We are pleased to continue our partnership with Soccer Kickstart as an integral part of our coaching team for SAP and Development Squad.
Fees for participation include coaching, training kit, grounds hire, and related costs. Players will also complete club registration with Lane Cove FC. Details regarding SAP / Development Squad fees will be provided at the trials.
SAP/Development Squad Trials
There were two trial sessions and candidates were expected to participate in both sessions for their 2020 age group:
Trial Session 1: Thursday, 7 November, 2019 @ Blackman Park
- 4:00– 5:15pm for U8-U10
- 5:15 – 6:30pm for U11-U13
Trial Session 2: Thursday, 14 November, 2019 @ Blackman Park
- 4:00 – 5:15pm for U8-U10
- 5:15 – 6:30pm for U11-U13
The SAP and Development Squad are offered in addition to Lane Cove FC’s ongoing commitment to community-based football and aims to offer players of all backgrounds and capabilities an opportunity to play ‘the world game’ in a friendly and welcoming environment. The diverse range of SAP, Development Squad, MiniRoos, Juniors, and Adult teams caters to all standards of players in age groups ranging from Under 6 to Adult Men and Women.
For further information about our partners:
Lane Cove FC: www.lcfc.com.au
St. Michael’s FC: https://stmfc.org.au/
Soccer Kickstart: www.sportskickstart.com.au
For further information on Development Squads, please click here.