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A MESSAGE FROM OUR TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

 

Together with Bascome Football Company, we are implementing a professional approach to our players' development in order to give them a greater chance and opportunity to compete at the highest level in our region, while keeping the core values of BAA.

Our mission is to develop and build a solid foundation for the future of BAA and Bermuda. This starts with our Under 9 and Under 11 programs. Our focus with these two age groups is to continue enhanced development of not only football skills but mental decision making as well.

Following on from the success of the programme last year, we hope to be introducing an Under 13 program, providing the players the opportunity to move into 11 aside football and to competitive in the BFA U13 league.

Working along with FC Bascome will bring about a change that Bermuda hasn’t seen before as there will be a pathway that will help us develop young talented players to take advantage of FC Bascome’s investment in a USL 2 franchise team and an
 opportunity to play in front of top college and professional coaches every summer moving forward.

Our hope is that we can continue to grow the club and establish BAA as a club that leads the way in youth development.


PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

 

  • A structured curriculum that promotes skill development across all level

  • Repetition of technical skills that are essential for a players development

  • Structured and well managed sessions emphasizing learning and confidence

  • To provide long- term player development through practice and competition.


Please email baafootballclub@gmail.com to set up an assessment, if interested in joining us.


UNDER 9

 

  • Developing basic coordination, balance and agility
  • Basic technical areas of the game (ball mastery, passing, shooting, etc.)
  • The rules and objectives of the game
  • How to engage people, become sociable leaders, accepting wins and losses gracefully
  • Enjoying their football while taking responsibility for their own development and improvement

UNDER 11

 

  • Advancing to SAQ (speed, agility & quickness)
  • Advancing their technical skills, as they can mentally deal with repetitiveness
  • Intro to the more tactical side of the game (formations, how to hold a line/block etc.)
  • Using their influence as leaders and outgoing people in the right ways
  • Enjoying their football while taking responsibility for their own development and improvement

UNDER 13

 

  • Continued development of technical skills
  • Developing the tactical side of the game (formations, how to hold a line/block etc.)
  • Mental capacity & speed of thought to allow the players to use their technical skills in multiple match like situations
  • Enjoying their football while taking responsibility for their own development and improvement

WHAT WE NEED FROM OUR PARENTS:

  • Respect for the programme
  • Use the correct protocols to address issues
  • Do not get involved in team selections or technical player sessions
  • Stay off the field during training sessions
  • Wait to speak to coaches (don't approach a coach directly after games)
  • Ensure players are at training and games on time
  • Communicate RVSP's through the Sports Engine app
  • Commitment to training

DATES FOR SEASON 2021-2022

Commences with pre season training on
Wednesday 8th September

 

Term 1 – Wednesday 8th September to Friday 17th December 2021 (excluding October half term: Monday 25th  to Friday 29th October 2021)).

Term 2  - Wednesday 5th January to Friday 15th April 2022 (including February half term: Monday 7th February to Friday 11th February 2022, and the Easter break).

Term 3  -  Monday 18th April to Wednesday 15th June 2022.

There is no training on Public Holidays.

There will be optional technical camps in October, Christmas, February, Spring and Summer school holidays. Camps will incur an additional fee for the week.


WHAT WE NEED FROM OUR PLAYERS:

  • Be able to listen, take instructions and apply those instructions.
  • Not talk or interrupt while instructions are given.
  • Be interested, attentive, participate and always do their best.
  • Respect other players, instructors, coaches, referees and opponents.  
  • Not bring outside issues or problems onto the pitch.
  • Willingness to improve
  • Commitment to training
  • Having fun playing the game

U9 & U11 TRAINING SCHEDULE

Monday - Training 5pm-6pm on pitch (Goose Gosling Field, BAA)

Wednesday - Training 5pm-6pm on pitch (Goose Gosling Field, BAA)

Saturday - Games in the BFA League (locations will vary). During Post Season pick-up games will be at BAA Field.


U13 TRAINING SCHEDULE

Tuesday - Training 5pm-6pm on pitch (Goose Gosling Field, BAA)

Thursday - Training 5pm-5pm on pitch (Goose Gosling Field, BAA)

Friday or Saturday - Games in the BFA League (locations will vary)