Football Gold Coast
Gold Coast Soccer 2012 Next Step Programme
Get Ready to take your game to the next level!!
About the U11 Next Step Programme
The GC Soccer Next Step Programme is the pathway to selection for the highest junior soccer honour on the Gold Coast…Representing our city as a Gold Coast Rep player in the Rebel Junior Premier League.
The Gold Coast is divided into 4 equally strong zones (refer to below for break-up) in theÂ U11 ageÂ group, resulting in the top 56 to 60 players training and playing with and against each other over 15-20 weeks under the guidance of qualified coaches. The culmination of this programme will see 14 boys selected to play for the under 12 Gold Coast Representative team in 2012.
Trials will start in June and will run for 3 to 4 weeks. The top 14 players in each zone will then be selected to train together and play in a round robin format over 7-10 weeks. Selection will be made by a panel of coaches who hold a minimum of a Youth Coaching licence. The coaching panel reserves the right to move players to another zone if required.
Selected players will be charged a fee of $125, for which they receive approximately 30 hours of coaching and playing at a high standard and also get to keep their playing strips as a memento.
Selected players will train once per week on Sunday mornings so as not to disrupt club matches or club training. Training will go for a maximum of 2 hours and will be conducted according to the FFA curriculum by your qualified coach.
Trial GamesÂ (to all be held at Carrara Stadium, Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara)
Sunday 3rd, 10th & 17thÂ JuneÂ from 3.00-4.30pm
20thÂ June 2011Â Next Step Zonal Teams announced and 3 weeksÂ training scheduledÂ GamesÂ â€“Â All Games to be played at Carrara Stadium, Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara
Sunday 1st July
Sunday 8th July
Sunday 15th July
Sunday 22nd July
Sunday 5th August
Sunday 12th August
September 1stÂ Top 40 Players Announced
December 1st 2012 Top 20 Under 12 rep players announced
Murwillumbah, Kinsgcliff, Tweed Valley Kings, Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Border United, Tugun, Palm Beach
North East Zone
Runaway Bay, Musgrave, Southport, Magic United, Surfers Paradise
North West Zone
Coomera, Pacific Pines, Nerang, Gold Coast Knights, Mt Tamborine, Canungra, Beechmont
Mudgeeraba, Robina, Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach, Merrimac, Bond
The Next Step Programme is not theÂ onlyÂ pathway to becoming a successful soccer player. There are players who have made it as professionals without going through this process. However it is a programme that does give you a great soccer and life experience and gives you theÂ onlyÂ opportunity of being selected forÂ Queensland State teams. It is an individual choice to take part and we look forward to working with those players that are up to the challenge.
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Next Step Coaching Announcement:
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2012 Next Step Zonal Programme Selection Committee and Coaching staff. This is a highly qualified group of applicants who have been organised to ensure we have experience in the FFA curriculum along with playing experience and the relevant coaching qualifications. There were 10 applicants in all with the most senior qualified coaches being selected. Coaching staff have been organised to ensure no club conflict with the zone they are coaching and no selector or coach has any children trying out in this age group. It is our intention to continue to scout for and develop coaches through these next step opportunities. Congratulations to all selected.
Pat hedges FFA/AFC â€œAâ€ License (FQ RDO and Community Instructor)
Gary French FFA/AFC â€œBâ€ License (FQ RDO and Community Instructor)
Stuart Hallam FFA/AFC â€œBâ€ License (2010/11 U12 QLD State Coach and Selector)
David Abela FFA/AFC â€œAâ€ License (Queensland Academy of Sport Coach)
Ian Shaw FFA/AFC â€œAâ€ License Part 1