Development at the Club
Development at Old Parks FC refers not only to development of a soccer player but also of an individual, teaching both soccer skills and life skills. At Old Parks, in line with our coaching syllabus, we ensure that as players mature the development process continues, ultimately producing more skilful players who have good sound technique.
Players from all levels participate in an active healthy lifestyle attending scheduled training sessions and matches.
In the school holidays Old Parks provides a safe and secure environment whereby morning soccer clinics are conducted to introduce new junior players and develop existing players from the ages of 6 to 15. Players attending these clinics are of varying ability levels ranging from beginners through to experienced levels. Whilst the focus is on enjoyment, the development process incorporated into the sessions is paramount contributing to the success of each session.
Old Park’s vision is to constantly improve its development process and knowledge of its coaches, thus ultimately improving the quality of players who possess varying abilities and skill levels.
The players who represent Old Parks are from various cultural backgrounds, working together, they form solid relationships, display a natural understanding for each other and learn co-operation, cementing friendships both on and off the field of play.
In an effort to achieve the above, as a club we identified some years ago the need to not only improve our coaching standards which we believe will ultimately improve our player standards, but also structure what we coach to a player on the technical side.
Thus Old Parks FC adopted a technical training syllabus, which its coaches use as a guideline to ensure that its young players are developed in accordance with, not only their physical abilities, but also their mental abilities.
Old Parks FC consists of four sub-sections, those being “Little League” - U6 through to U11; “Juniors” - U12 through to U15; through to veterans; and “Ladies”. It is our belief that each section in our club is dependant on the other and as such we encourage the sections to assist each other wherever possible. Ladies also coach a team of junior girls, age U8 to U10.