ESFA participates in the FNSW Girls’ Skill Acquisition Program (GSAP), which is part of the talented pathway for players aged between 10-13 years of age.
GSAP incorporates the fundamental principles of the FFA National Curriculum and MiniRoos Regulations, including match formats, training loads, match loads, program duration and field dimensions.
Training sessions are designed to follow and incorporate the 4 core skills and focus on individual performance and game understanding/awareness. Emphasis is placed on development rather than winning matches, although we encourage players to develop a ‘winning mentality’ through their actions and attitude. This program is designed for players who are serious about developing their football skills and furthering themselves in the years to come.
Players are selected into the program based on their current skill level, their potential to develop the key skills required, their attitude and commitment to the program. Trials generally take place in October and players are put through several stations, along with small sided games to highlight their individual attributes.
To register your interest in trialling with ESFA, please fill out the following form:
Girls SAP: https://form.jotform.com/202088516285862
Teams will participate in the following age groups for the 2021 Season:
G10: girls born in 2011
G11: girls born in 2010
G12: girls born in 2009
G13: girls born in 2008
Key 2020/21 season dates:
|Trial Period||October (TBC)||TBC|
|Pre Season Training||November/December||Nov – Dec||2 times per week|
|February/March||TBC||2 times per week plus trial games|
|Season||March until August||TBC||2-3 times per week plus games|
Selected players are required to attend ALL training sessions per week plus their scheduled matches on the weekends (either Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings). ESFA provides all participating players their yearly schedule by January of each year and therefore it is expected that players attend ALL required training and games.
Cost of the program: $1500 (includes all training gear).
Upon selection into the program, a deposit of $600 must be paid to secure your spot. The remaining fees ($900) is expected by February prior to the season commencing. Please note, Active Kids vouchers are applicable and can be used at the time of registration in February.