U8 - U12 Boys

U8-U12 Boys' Development Squads

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Glen Eira’s Boys’ High Performance Squads are coached by professional academy coaches who train them 3 times per week. The squads provide an environment to maximise player development, ensuring refined techniques, creativity and game insights are transferred into matches (via competitive environment). The players are guided through the relevant age-specific elements of playing a dynamic possession based style of football.

  • Suitable for highly-skilled boys born 2010 to 2014 inclusive.
  • U8-U12 Kangaroos-level teams playing in community competitions.
  • Matches are played on Saturday mornings from early April till early Sept.
  • Match format for U8-U9 is 7v7 on a quarter-pitch. For U10-U12 it's 9v9 on a half-pitch.
  • Professional Coaches
  • Additional Coaching Fees are payable
  • 3 Training sessions per week
  • Venue for Home matches is Lord Reserve, Carnegie.
  • Venue for Training sessions during terms 2 & 3 is Mackie Road Reserve, East Bentleigh.


Trials
Opportunities to trial have CLOSED

Trials for the 2022 U8-U12 Boys' Development Squads will take place on 

  • Sat 06-Nov 2021
  • Sat 13-Nov 2021
  • Sat 20-Nov 2021

To register your interest in attending trials, please email info@footballtechniqueschool.com.au and include your mobile number, your son's recent playing history and his preferred playing position if he has one. 
 
Exact session times and venue information will be emailed to those who register their interest.

U8-U12 Boys' Graded Teams

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Graded teams offer boys the opportunity to play with, and against, players of a similar skill level. Graded teams offer good skills development whilst maximising player satisfaction.

  • Suitable for aspiring boys who are dedicated and focused on the game and their own development.
  • Graded teams play in Community U8-U12 Kangaroos-level leagues.
  • Sometimes 2nd or 3rd Graded teams play in Community U8-U12 Wallabies-level leagues.
  • Matches are played on Saturdays from early April till early Sept.
  • Match format for U8-U9 is 7v7 on a quarter-pitch. For U10-U12 it's 9v9 on a half-pitch.
  • 2 Training sessions per week
  • Venue for Training sessions and Home matches is Lord Reserve, Carnegie.
  • Volunteer Coaches.  No additional coaching fees are payable.


Gradings sessions for U10-U12 graded teams are in November and December 2021. Session times and venue details are sent to to those who register an Expression of Interest to join.   The U8 & U9 Graded boys' teams will be formed in February 2022.

Register for Boys Gradings

U8-U12 Boys’ Ungraded Teams

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Friendship-based teams for boys who are in it for the enjoyment of the game and the improved social outcomes/life skills that come from participating in organised team sport.

  • Ungraded teams play in FV U8-U12 Joeys-level community leagues.
  • Matches are played on Saturday mornings from early April till early Sept
  • Match format for U8-U9 is 7v7 on a quarter-pitch. For U10-U12 it's 9v9 on a half-pitch.
  • Venue for Training sessions and Home matches is Lord Reserve, Carnegie.
  • Volunteer Coaches.  No additional coaching fees are payable.
  • 1 Training session per week
  • Training sessions run from late February/March till late August
  • Training sessions are usually around 6pm on either a Mon, Tue, Wed, or a Thu evening. (Exact night depends on team).

Team Allocation Sessions occur in February/March 2022.  Session times and venue details will be sent to to those who register an Expression of Interest to join.

Expression of Interest for Ungraded Boys
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