SAP Update We're now at the point where, in previous years, we would've had our mid-cycle break this week. This year, however, we have elected to continue training throughout cycle 1 without a break. The main reason for this is because we want to increase the training contact hours with the kids, to assist in further accelerating their development. More detail regarding training & SAP as a whole will be emailed out to parents at a later date. ... See more
A reminder of the commencement of SAP this Tuesday afternoon. To lock in an enrolment, please complete the online form on our website. It's great to see so many new enrolees have already signed on. We're looking forward to working with many more, so get on, complete the enrolment & join the journey! ... See more
2017 SAP Commencement Strikers SAP is back for another year & will kick off on Tuesday 7th of February, at Valley Road. Our SAP program continues to evolve & with the addition of our new club head coach, Chris Gallo, we are very confident that the environment to improve skill development will be enhanced for all enrolees. Chris is a very experienced SAP coach/coordinator & one of his many hats with the Devonport Strikers is to oversee our SAP & Youth Development programs. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements in this space! Strikers SAP is a FFT accredited program & not only works to improve the four core skills, but also several other areas of equal importance to player development. The SAP ages this year is for those born in 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008. All players within these ages are most welcome to enrol. No matter what their current ability is, they will be provided with a positive learning environment where, with the right attitude, they will steadily improve from week to week. Training times for all age groups, will be as follows..... Tuesday – 4:00pm till 5:30pm Thursday – 4:00pm till 5:30pm Cycle Length: 8 weeks training (16 sessions), with a one week break after four weeks. Cost: $150 per eight week cycle (equates to just $6.25 per hour – the same rate as the past two years). Payment is required by no later than the end of week one, unless by prior arrangement. How to Enrol: go to our club webiste & complete the online form - http://www.devonportstrikers.com.au/sap-program/sap-enrolment-form/ Ground Used: This year, SAP will train on the back synthetic ground, furthest away from Lovett Street. This change from previous years is predominately for safety (away from the road), but also due to it being a bigger ground. Under 12’s Our 2005 born group will also have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming National SAP Festival at Valley Road, which will be held from March 3-5. Last year’s U12’s performed brilliantly at this festival & we look forward to this year’s group following in their footsteps. Some of this years confirmed teams are: Perth Glory, Emerging Jets (Newcastle Jets), South Australia, Northern Territory & more! Our team will be selected in the first couple of weeks of Cycle 1, so make sure you get along to be in contention! Please share with anyone you feel may be interested in joining SAP this year! ... See more
Strikers SAP 2017 Stay tuned to our Facebook page for information on the commencement of SAP in 2017. We'll be announcing all the details on Tuesday this week.
Strikers Clinic - 10 places Still available & Free Family Season passes to give away! We still have a maximum of 10 spots available this Thursday and Friday with our first Strikers Clinic to be held in 2017. As an introductory offer, all attendees will receive A FAMILY PASS TO ALL THE STRIKERS HOME GAMES IN 2017!! This is a brilliant offer and has a total value of approx. $200 - $260 - depending on the size and age of your family. To take advantage of this one off opportunity, please do the following; 1. Please deposit $150 (both days) or $100 (1 day) in the following - Commonwealth Bank BSB 067 402 Acc 0013 - 1873, noting your surname and the word ‘CLINIC’ 2. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org confirming the above, and we will confirm your place. ... See more
The warm summer weather didn’t deter the North-West Coast’s talented junior soccer stars on the weekend as they took part in the final Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) Festival at Kingston’s Twin Ovals complex. ... See more
The final SAP Festival for 2016 got under way today, at the Twin Ovals in Kingston. Our U9 and U12 teams took to the field & were terrific representatives for our program. Our U9 group was a mix of Strikers SAP and Cradle Coast SAP kids & they performed admirably, despite having no substitutes for the day. It's always enjoyable to watch these kids play! This was the final SAP Festival for our U12 group & these boys performed brilliantly yet again. It was a long day for the boys, with many of them being involved in games for five straight hours, as they were assisting the Cradle Coast SAP team with numbers. Fatigue had well & truly set in by the time they reached their last game, however, this didn't stop them giving their all & playing some stylish football. I personally wish these boys well for the future. Whatever their path, I'm sure they'll be successful & I hope they remember their time at SAP fondly. They've worked extremely hard at SAP & one needs to look no further than this group to see the benefits of being involved with this program. A terrific group of boys, who have all developed so much in their time with Strikers SAP. As always, thanks to all the parents for their support & thanks to Jack Dance for his support today & his ongoing commitment with helping these kids develop. Not many pictures this time - a flat battery put paid to that! Cheers, Chris McKenna ... See more
Our U10 and U11 teams have both performed brilliantly on day two of the SAP Festival.
The rosters for this weekend's SAP Festival at Kingston can be found below. An email will go out to those participating tomorrow with a few more details regarding the weekend.