BGS+ Soccer Skills Acquisition Program

A soccer development program for 9–10 year olds

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BGS+ Soccer Skills Acquisition Program (SAP)


The BGS+ Soccer Skills Acquisition Program is an add value program (training only) with the option of a full club experience (training and weekly club games, with no need to join a community club) that focuses on developing the technical skills of soccer. 

The SAP and the SAP Club programs are administered by specialist coaches who have experience coaching the years 9-10 age group.

This is a Football Victoria sanctioned program, which has been used for the past 8 years in developing the best talent in the country.

The program provides players with the opportunity to train at a high level with qualified coaches and also to participate at Gala days where players will test their abilities against other Football Victoria clubs with an opportunity for talent identification for representative programs and A-league clubs.

The BGS+ Soccer Skills Acquisition Program will be the first program of its kind in Victoria and the only Football Victoria Skills Acquisition Program in the south-eastern suburbs.

Open to boys and girls, you do not have to be a Brighton Grammar student to join this program. 

The BGS+ Soccer Skill Acquisition Program is a key building block in the Football Federation Australia (FFA) National Football Curriculum. The methodology of the program is available on the Football Victoria website.  

Information Session

An online information session was be held by Kogu in September 2022 providing further program details. 



2023 Dates 

Term 1: 30 Jan to 6 Apr
Term 2: 24 Apr to 23 Jun
Term 3: 18 Jul to 15 Sep

(No training on public holidays or curriculum days as per the BGS academic calendar)

$330 per term


Players who wish to join the SAP Club program will be required to pay an additional club fee, playing their club games with the Hampton East Brighton Football Club. During registration select ‘yes’ when prompted and we’ll be in contact to advise you on the additional club costs.  

Please email BGS+ Soccer if you have any questions. 


  • How do I join BGS+ Soccer SAP?
  • When does the Skills Acquisition Program run?

    The program will run from Terms 1-3, following the Brighton Grammar School calendar.

    Days and times of session may vary from term to term and will be communicated to participants prior to the start of a new training block (at the beginning of each term).

    Any SAP Club games will take place during the winter FV season (typically April to September).

  • What does a session look like?

    Participants will train in a structured game-based environment, following the Football Australia and Football Victoria vision and philosophy of developing soccer players aged 8–12 years.

    There are two program options:

    BGS+ SAP (two training sessions a week).

    BGS+ SAP Club program in association with Hampton East Brighton Football Club, (two training sessions a week including a game on Sundays competing in the FV winter season from April to September). 

    They will also engage in a multitude of games that focus on the Brighton Grammar core value of Passion, Accountability, Integrity and Respect.

  • Where will the sessions take place?

    Sessions will occur at the following times for the age groups listed:

    U9 – BGS Junior School Oval from 3.30-4.45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
    U10 – BGS Mitchell Oval from 3.45-5.00pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

    Note – if your child turns 8 in the year of play, they are considered an U8. For example in 2023, a player born in 2015 is eligible for U8 soccer.

  • What if there is bad weather (rain/lightning etc?)

    Soccer is an all-weather sport. Training will only be cancelled if there is severe weather that risks the safety and wellbeing of participants.

  • Do you offer a school holiday program?

    Yes, details of our holiday program will be released closer to the school holidays.

  • Do you offer private lessons?

    Yes, we will offer 1-on-1 lessons in the future. More details to come.

  • What does my child need to bring to the lesson?

    Soccer shoes and shin guards are compulsory attire. Participants should also bring their own water bottle and ensure they are wearing comfortable, breathable clothes suitable for training.

  • Can I sign my child up midterm?

    Enrolments are accepted throughout the term and term fees are pro-rated.

  • How can I book a make-up lesson?

    Make up sessions are not offered


Cancellation by the School

In circumstances where lessons are required to be cancelled by BGS, make-up lessons will be offered as a group for all individuals who were impacted by the cancellation.

Cancellation by the Family

Cancellations will be accepted within 7 days from the invoice issue date each term. Withdrawals outside of this timeframe incur an administration fee of $50.

Other Questions?

Contact Us:
Gate 4, 275 New Street, Brighton 3186
(03) 8591 1028

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 10:00am-3:00pm

BGS+ Soccer Skills Acquisition Program