At the Strikers, we believe that the phase between 8 and 12 years old is absolutely key for a football player’s development and we make sure our coaches are specialised in these age groups and have the right knowledge, experience and passion to guide them and inspire them.
Did you ever listen that the coaches in charge of the youngest players should be amongst the best coaches in any Academy? Well, in our case, they definitely are.
Our U9-U13 program is directly connected to the Juniors and Youth program, being all of them based on the same football identity and very similar training methodology. These very young players mainly need to develop their love for football and need to practice their technical skills, but we are positive that they can and they must do all this by enhancing their decision making at the same time, which means no more and no less than they can take their development to the next level by using real football related exercises from the start to the end of a training session.
Our U9-U13 programs have held a FQ Gold Rating since 2019, when this academy assessment program by FQ was put in place. Gold is the highest award possible and it covers matters such as: coaching, training methodology, individual player approach, player services and player progression. On top of this, being Gold allows our U9-U13 teams to take part in the highest level competition in Queensland.