"Preparing junior players for PS4 NPL and beyond."
The Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP) program is a key component of Football Federation Australia’s National Curriculum. Gold Coast City is licenced to deliver the SAP program for junior boys until the end of 2022.
SAP is designed to perfect and accelerate the skill development of identified players between the critical ages of 9 to 13. This is the age group universally acknowledged to be the optimal mental and physical phase in which children are able to learn motor skills.
SAP’s aim is to provide the necessary technical tools to be able to play the game at the highest possible level with a focus on functional game skills, with an immediate skills transfer into positioning and small-sided games being an absolute requirement.