For the 2021 football season APIA has again strengthened its development pathways through the introduction of the APIA Development program (ADP) for Boys
Under 9s (2021 – Born 2012)
Under 10s (2021 – Born 2011)
Under 11s (2021 – Born 2010)
Under 12s (2021 – Born 2009)
Under 13s (2021 – Born 2008)
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 Football Club (LTJFC) (APIA’s Association Division) will offer the ADP from the 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 draw card 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). LTJSC 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 player will be offered a Guaranteed a 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.