Player Development

Player Development

Player Development is a fundamental area of focus for the Avalon Soccer Club. We believe passionately that we should put developing our players’ skills first no matter of their current skill level. We have set ourselves the goal for being the premier grassroots club for Player Development in the MWFA. Winning the 2013 MWFA Presidents Cup for Best Junior Club for the first time in Avalon Soccer Club’s history, shows that we are on the right track but we are still striving to get even better.

Our Player Development strategy has two key areas of focus: Coach Education and the AVSC Academy.

All of our Player Development Programs are designed in line with the FFA Curriculum Youth Development Building Blocks. This ensures that all of our programs are age and ability appropriate and follow World’s best practice. All of our Player Development Activities are Football NSW sanctioned and are covered by their Personal Accident Insurance Policy.

Club Coach Co-ordinator (CCC) Program

The Club Coach Co-ordinator Program (CCC) is a nationwide program from Football Federation Australia and is designed to support grassroots coaches in their own environment at their club. The CCC Program closely aligns with the Coaching Director role at AVSC.

Avalon Soccer Club has recently launched the CCC program and aims to support its members by ensuring all coaches are comfortable and confident delivering fun, engaging and age-appropriate training sessions for their team.

The CCC program will help build relationships through the club as we work together for the players by supporting parents and new and inexperienced coaches so that our players and coaches will have a better experience and continue to be involved each year.

The CCC’s (and Coaching Directors) at Avalon are currently Jud Harrison and Lyndal Carruthers who are available for coaching support and guidance. Please contact us if you would like some support. This program is FREE.

Expressions of interest are sought from current coaches who are interested in becoming a CCC.

AVSC Academy

The AVSC Academy provides coaching for Avalon Soccer Club players outside the team environment. There are several programs to choose from based on player’s age and ability. As with last season the Academy with be conducted by Jud Harrison (with accredited coaching assistance) with the following details:

  • Each Monday 7 May-25 Jun (8 weeks) on Careel Bay minifields.
  • The Academy does require the participants to pay a fee to help cover the cost of the program.
  • This academy is endorsed and approved by AVSC and MWFA.
  • All programs require a minimum number of participants to go ahead and places are limited. Links for booking are provided in the relevant age below.

Discovery Phase (U6-U9)

The Discovery Phase is for those player  in the U6-U9 age groups who wish to further develop their football skills outside the team environment. The academy will take place during school term 2 and consists of 8x1hr coaching sessions designed to further develop players technical skills.

For bookings for U6 & U7 go to: Avalon SC Academy U6 & U7

For bookings for U8 & U9 go to: Avalon SC Academy U8 & U9

Skill Acquisition Program (U8-U11)

The Skill Acquisition Program is for those players in the U8-U11 age groups who wish to further develop their football skills outside the team environment. The academy takes place during school terms 2 & 3 and consists of 6x1hr coaching sessions designed to further develop players technical skills. There is a small fee to join this program.

For bookings for U10 & U11 go to: Avalon SC Academy U10 & U11

For bookings for U12 & U13 go to: Avalon SC Academy U12 & U13