What is SAP?
The Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP) is based on player development for children aged 9 to 12 years old. The aim is to educate children during these golden ages of motor skill learning to create technically gifted football players for the future. The holistic approach engages children to develop technical skills in a fun, friendly and educational learning environment.
There are three main elements to SAP…
FQ SAP Advanced Programs (South East Queensland)
Football Queensland awarded licences to run full-time SAP boys programs in South East Queensland. FQ has also issued licences for clubs to run full-time SAP girls programs in South East Queensland in the U9/U10 and U11/U12 age groups. In the interests of quality assurance, SAP rating regulations were introduced to ensure licence holders are delivering services at a consistently high standard. Dependent on the qualification of coaches, coach mentoring, and the level of program and session planning, clubs can earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze rating each year or fall into the non-rated category.
Regional SAP Advanced Programs
Football Queensland has engaged five regional centres and clubs to provide SAP coaching for players in Wide Bay, Central Queensland (CQ), Mackay (Magpies Crusaders FC), North Queensland and Far North Queensland on a part time basis. Centres are encouraged to set up girls only teams, but regional girls can also participate in a mixed program.
At Football Queensland, we believe every Queenslander aged 9 to 12 in the Skill Acquisition Phase should have access to best-practice skill coaching in line with Football Australia’s National Curriculum. FQ will provide FREE SAP collateral to community clubs. This will assist all clubs throughout the state to create positive learning environments, deliver quality SAP training sessions and nurture key technical skills for players. Club Coaching Coordinators will also receive regular updates at workshops to support their coaches.