BGS+ Soccer Skills Acquisition Program

A soccer development program for 7–13 year olds

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BGS+ Soccer Skills Acquisition Program (SAP)

The BGS+ Soccer Skills Acquisition Program is a soccer development program run for 7-13 year old boys and girls.  

Players will be administered by BGS+ specialist coaches who have experience coaching junior players. Training is undertaken at Brighton Grammar School, and games are played as members of the Hampton East Brighton Soccer Club. 

This is a Football Victoria sanctioned program, which has been used for over 10 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 to 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 is 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 information on the 2023 program. Additionally view the handbook below for more information on the program. 

Handbook

 

2024 Dates 

Twice weekly training sessions will commence on 5 February 2024. 

The program continues through the winter community club soccer season from April to September. 

Note: No training on public holidays or curriculum days as per the BGS academic calendar

Fees

The season cost to be part of the BGS+ Skills Acquisition Program is $1000.

This includes:

  • Approximately 48 training sessions
  • Equipment and maintenance fees
  • Coaching costs BGS+ administration costs

The annual registration fee is $370 for U7-9s and $490 for U10-12s, which is processed by the Hampton East Brighton Soccer Club.

This includes:

  • Uniforms
  • FV competition fees
  • HEBFC administration costs

Club Uniforms

The SAP uniform is the same uniform used by the entire BGS+ Soccer program.

Uniforms will be provided by Hampton East Brighton. Costs associated with uniforms are incorporated into the season fees.

The uniform is made up of the following:

  • Training Jersey (BGS+/HEBFC Home Jersey)
  • Shorts
  • Socks

Other Gear Required for Soccer Players

SAP players require Soccer shoes and shin guards.

Soccer shoes and shin guards are not part of the supplied uniform and must be purchased separately.

FAQs

  • How do I join BGS+ Soccer SAP?

    Register your interest so you won’t miss out. We’ll be in contact with all details once they are finalised. 

  • 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 7–13 years.

    BGS+ Soccer SAP program in association with Hampton East Brighton Football Club, (two training sessions a week including a game on Saturday 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:

    7-8 – BGS Junior School Oval from 3.30-4.45pm on Monday and Wednesday
    10-11 – BGS Junior School Oval from 3.45-5.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday

    From runs from 5 February to 20 September 2024. 

  • 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

Cancellations

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
bgsplus@brightongrammar.vic.edu.au

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