The Highlands Soccer Association (HSA) welcomed 35 junior participants from under 6’s to 12’s who came together for a two-day, ‘ALDI MiniRoos Holiday Clinic’ on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th of July, coinciding with the start of the school holiday period.
Participants arrived at Moss Vale Soccer Fields with varying abilities, some looking to tidy up on their skills and for others, there was no better introduction to football.
Harrison Garner, HSA’s representative on the day, was delighted with how both days unfolded.
“The July School Holiday Football Clinic was a huge success.
“The players left with valuable skills that will hopefully help them throughout their footballing career.
The clinic organised by HSA Technical Director, Nick D’Amore and FNSW MiniRoos Development Officer, Kevin Guardado Amaya, involved training and development in small-sided formats, based on principles of the ‘FFA National Curriculum’ and ALDI MiniRoos Guidelines:
- Learning to master the ball,
- Learning to act with the ball purposefully and
- Learning to play together purposefully
Football NSW’s Game Development Officers, Cameron Whitton and Kevin Guardado Amaya provided their expertise across the two days, while HSA volunteers, Nathan Hutt and Bradlee Watsford assisted with the former providing specialised goalkeeper coaching.
“Having both Kevin and Cam come down from Football NSW was brilliant,” said Garner.
“The professionalism they showed with each individual throughout the two days was outstanding. Every player was involved for the entire session and everyone left with a smile on their face. It was good that they bought something different to the clinics with their variations on activities and created an inviting environment not only for the players, but for the parents and volunteer coaches also.
“Having the Football NSW Inflatable Goal was a talking point of the clinic, not only with the players, but the parents as well.”
Football NSW’s Cameron Whitton was impressed with the level of organisation.
“A great two days down at Moss Vale helping out Highlands Soccer Association run their ALDI MiniRoos football clinic.
“The two football packed days were a great mid-season chance for existing players to brush up on their skills and for new players to find the enjoyment of playing football.
“Highlands Soccer Association staff and volunteers should be praised for their efforts organising the holiday clinic.”
For more information on ALDI MiniRoos Football visit miniroos.com.au