U3 - U6 Squirts

What is the Squirts Program?

Virginia United Football Club love kids in football and our Squirts program see over 280 children year on year register our program.  The Squirts Program is designed for 3 to 6 year olds, focusing on enhancing the opportunity for young children to receive quality, consistent coaching. 


The program promotes football based exercises and activity for younger children who are not of age to register to play and is run under the supervision of professionally qualified coaches.


We offer a tempered introduction to the great sport of football, you won't find a 'technical coaching' program here but the very basics of the game are introduced and experiences by the participants through different drills, practices and games.

The development of the individual's gross motor skills in conjunction with becoming physically active, having fun and developing a love for the game is the ultimate focus for the coaches. Running, stopping, ball control, jumping, turning, balance, agility, movement and general coordination are key components of the program.


What will my child learn at the Squirts Program?

Coordination (body) 

The very essence of movement should be an integral part of each session. Basic skills such as running, jumping, turning and twisting are to be introduced. 

 

Motor Skills Development 

With or without a ball, the children are to be challenged in simple gross-motor skill movement. 

 

Hand-Eye and Foot-Eye Coordination

This is integral for all sports and ought to be developed whether or not football is ultimately their chosen sport. 

 

Introduction to Stretching, Exercise and their Health Benefits

Full body stretches are not advocated, but rather an introduction to such activities to educate the children on the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices. 

 

Basic Fundamentals of the Game and its Skills

The skills are introduced in a fun and relaxed manner. By introducing the information in a subtle way, the children are learning the basic fundamentals under the guise of having fun. 

 

Balance

This element is important not just for football, but for life in general. One-legged stand has never been so much fun with and without the ball. 

 

Games and the Focus of Fun – not Winning

After several weeks of sessions and practice the concept of a game becomes instinctive in the participant’s football development. Simple throw-ins and goal-kicks skills are taught, but they are basically allowed to have fun and permitted to learn through play. Participation and having fun is the key element we are seeking to promote. 

 

Sportsmanship: We seek to instil in participants a need to show courtesy to others as they would like to be shown. The program aims to develop good athletes who accept winning and losing in the same spirit and manner. Encouragement of a positive outlook, to always look forward to the next game, is something we hope to instil.

 

Rules and Regulations

We are aiming to give the children very basic rules so they can enjoy the game to a greater level. The concept of tackling and body contact will be addressed and monitored where needed. 

 

Respect for Others and their Space

An underlying theme will “Be respectful of all players and officials”. Enjoyment from participating in the game, regardless of the result, is to be fostered.

2021 Term 3 Program Dates and Cost

TERM 3 SQUIRTS PROGRAM - CALLING ALL 3-6 YEAR OLDS

 

Have you got a little one at home who loves to kick a ball, enjoys a good run and loves having fun with other kids?!

 

Then look no further than The Squirts Program at Virginia United Football Club. A fun, introductory football program for 3-6 year old beginners.

 

We lead a very popular Squirts Program each year, using a story book style of coaching to encourage hidden learning of the basic skills needed to play football.

 

Our philosophy is that it is ‘all about the kids’, they deserve to have fun in football!

 

Dates   July 24 - 11 Sept 2021

Time     Class 1: 8am-9am.  Class 2: 9:15am-10:15am

Cost     $125

2021 Squirts Term 3 - 8am Class

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2021 Squirts Term 3 - 9:15am Class

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Our program coordinator Alexis works / will respond on Monday & Friday’s. 

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