The Discoveries program relies heavily on Parent Facilitators (limited experience is OK). Head Coach – Trevor O’Neill, will provide oversight, leadership and curriculum for all training sessions. Additional support will be provided by the ASA Coach Development Manager, Rick Erickson. Members of the Leadership Academy will be appointed to assist with delivery of sessions, as appointed by program Staff.
Key aspects of this program include lots of touches on the ball, technical skill development, team play and mini-games.
Each session will be divided up into activities designed to make the game fun, while learning new skills that include individual physical literacy development (with & without the ball) along with some cooperative activities and team play.
Saturday Game Days are designated as the “Players Day”, when players get to play the game and express themselves in their own unique way! Players will be reminded of the training focus from the previous week and encouraged to implement ideas into their game day. Coaches will have minimum input other than to encourage, support the learning process, recognize player achievements and ensure all attending players receive min 50% playing time.
All parent facilitators helping for the complete program (Fall or Winter) will receive a rebate, equivalent to one registration fee, as credit towards future programming or camp in Spring 2020.
Players will be provided with a club jersey.