Sport occupies a central position in Australian life. It is a source of health and enjoyment for millions of people who participate either as a player or as an official of the game.
An estimated 7 million adult Australians are overweight or obese and an estimated one in five (22%) of Australian children aged between 2 and 17 years are considered overweight or obese.
Additionally the basic motor skill competencies of Australian children have dropped significantly in recent times, coinciding with their increasing interest in sedentary recreational activities.
Brisbane Force plays an important role in providing local children and children from within our region with the option to play and enjoy sport.
The Club prides itself in the work it does each year in its contribution to the health and happiness of young Queenslanders.
The Club philosophy is to offer Football via normal Club activities and introduce Football by way of additional community programs to the children and youth of the region.
Brisbane Force supports Club coaches who have priorities that foremost include; ▪ young players enjoying the game, ▪ young players viewing their time in our programs as a positive experience,
▪ encouraging young players so they want to return to play the game.
The Club will provide a pathway for children, young adults and adults who wish to participate and socialise via our “Community Football” and “Development” programs.
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Brisbane Force Community Football
The Club holds the license agreement for the delivery of ZOVA into schools in our region. ZOVA is a fun agility program, set to music that anyone young or old, with either no football skills or the best football skills can be involved in.
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The Club also operates an in-house “Squirts” program for very young children aged 3 to 5 years of age who are keen to get involved in sport. This program was written by Football Queensland and is a great way to introduce young players to football.
Small Sided Football (SSF’s)
Players turning 6 to 11 years of age can sign up to train and play real football in a modified version of the game. SSF players learn to work together, get fit and acquire skills in a safe and encouraging environment.
Players turning 12 years of age progress to full field football and FIFA rules of the game.
Players aged 12 to 17 years have the opportunity to play in one of the Club’s divisional age group teams. Emphasis in divisional football is on fun, socialising and fitness.
As young players enter the competitive junior section of the Club, they will be graded and placed into “like skilled” teams. Coaches will be selected with the appropriate level of qualifications and experience.
Grading will be held each year so every player has the opportunity to progress, grading decisions are based on the following;
– Player’s current ability – Player’s behaviour (ability to learn) – Player’s ability to complete game instructions – Player’s potential
Divisional players aged 10 to 17 years of age will be supported by the Club via our skill programs.
Brisbane Force Development
Brisbane Force prides itself on being “football focused” we are keen to develop interested and enthusiastic players to their full potential.
The Club recognises that all players including talented players start playing football at the “grass roots level” (ages U6-U10). It is therefore important for the Club to support coaches coaching our very young teams.
The Club employs a Director of Coaching who has a directive to deliver education programs to assist Club coaches of “grass roots” players.
“Grass roots” programs will be delivered to young players based on building agility, skills and love of the game. These programs will be supported by the Club with the necessary resources & equipment.
Each year the Club will advertise for talented Club players and players from outside the Club to join our successful Transitional Training 10 week program held in the last term of school each year.
Players turning 11 to 15 years in the following year will be put through their paces by qualified and experienced coaches.
At the end of our Transitional Training Program players will be selected and offered positions in our Academy and Development teams for the following year.
Academy & Development players will play in the local Football Brisbane age group fixtures but will also have the opportunity to play additional extension games, teams will likely be entered into tournaments and may be offered tours where appropriate. Instructional classes will be delivered in diet and nutrition, strength and fitness, speed and agility, game tactics and mental game preparation and other important football support disciplines (all classes are offered where age appropriate).
As the Club grows in SSF numbers Brisbane Force will introduce a more intensive training to our selected U10 and U11 players in preparation for the U12 Brisbane Force Academy team.
Transition of junior players into senior teams
Brisbane Force is very conscious of our responsibility in assisting players acquire the strength and skills needed to transition into senior football. The club offers young players the opportunity to play from age 17 in our youth (U19) squads which provide a link between junior and senior football. We endeavor to field U19 teams in Brisbane’s highest league and further U19 sides so social players can move into senior social football. The Premier U19 side assists us in developing players for our Premier senior and Reserve sides.