Starting with each players strengths, foundational skills required for mainstream team sports are taught in this program. This includes good sportsmanship and the unspoken rules of the various types of sport. These skills are not generally overtly taught during mainstream sport, which can lead to kids and young adults feeling overwhelmed in mainstream sports programs. Associating with like-minded players will also foster a sense of community. Medals are awarded as the young people progress between the different types of sport. Training sessions are held for an hour per session.
How does it work?
- 11am fortnightly Saturdays at Frederick Mardsen Youth Centre in Kallangur (weather permitting) and at X-golf North Lakes when weather is inclement.
- 4.45pm weekly Tuesdays at Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa near Preston Road Park Skatebowl and Sleeman Sports Complex when weather is inclement.
- Gold Coast: Location to be confirmed.
What skills are covered?
The following skills are addressed during the naturally occurring opportunities as they arise.
- Planning, focusing, concentration, organisation
- Team work
- Emotion regulation
- Problem solving
- Conflict resolution, and
- Tennis (Hot Shots style)
- Oz Tag
- AFL (Auskick style)
- Low ropes and commando course
Whilst not sports coaches, our therapists are trained in the Sport Aus Community Coaching General Principles course. They are also pursuing sport specific coaching qualifications where deemed necessary.
Our Occupational Therapist is a former swimming coach and current ocean swimming competitor and amateur triathlete. Our Physiotherapist has played on soccer and basketball teams since she was a child. Our Exercise Physiologist plays and coaches netball. Our Allied Health Assistants are crazy about sport.
Mini Seasons is for the kinder kids, and Team Seasons is for primary ages to young adult.