For the 2020 football season APIA has again strengthened its development pathways through the introduction of the APIA Development program (ADP) for Boys at Under 9 (2020 – Born 2011) and Under 10 (2020 – Born 2010). The Club has recognised that many children and parents would like to continue with the same standard of training and development that was provided in the Elite Development Program (EDP).

Leichhardt Tiger Junior Soccer Club (LTJSC) (APIA’s Association Division) will offer the ADP from the 2020 season going forward. This program is essentially designed to provide children with the similar level of support and training to the SAP program but its major drawcard being local home and away games.

We recognise that coaching standards can be significantly variable inside association teams (ie: parent coaches both great and less great). LTSC has sort to smooth out this variability in coaching standards by employing Professional Coaches to continue the development of our precious resources our APIA kids!!

Major points of the ADP:

• Two coaching sessions per week with trained coaches
• Saturday games in the CDSFA competition
• Pre-season trial game against APIA SAP
• One U9 2020 player will be offered a Guaranteed 2021 SAP spot in the U10’s

The ADP participates in the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association competitions on a Saturday morning but at the same time have the benefit of the same level of coaching as the APIA SAP program.

Peter Wadland
0407 785 193

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