Emerging Skill Acquisition [ESAP]

Update, Friday 18 June 2021, 11.15 am

See the update on round one of the trials: Link

About the program

The Early Skill Acquisition Phase (ESAP) Program focuses on mastering the ball for players aged seven to nine over ten weeks in July, August and September 2021.

This is the time players master the art of dribbling, being exciting with the ball and seeking creative solutions. We want our players to be able to deal with the ball in a variety of environments but the message is always clear: love having the ball and be exciting when in possession. 

The rich variety of movements, technical actions and decision-making developed in the ESAP can help develop highly skilled and well-rounded, confident young people.

The aim is to provide the necessary technical ‘tools’ to players in order to help them be able to play the game at the highest possible level with a focus on functional game skills:

  • 1V1 – Attacking & Defending
  • First Touch
  • Striking The Ball
  • Running With The Ball

For those successful from the trial, the program will run over 10 weeks starting 15 July 2021 and will cost $180.00.

2021 Trials

Ages: Boys/Girls: U8 – U9 (2013 – 2012)

Venue: Trial Venue: Coffs Sport and Leisure Park, Coffs Harbour 2450

Date: Thursday 17 June and Thursday 24 June 2021

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Registration: Please register your interest for trials: Link

Bring along: Boots, shin guards, drink bottle, shorts, socks and shirt.

More information: Email