The phase for the ‘golden age’ of motor learning (9 years to 12 years) and this is encompassed in the Skill Acquisition Phase and it is from this methodology that our program derives its name and its focus.
Canberra United Academy see the Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) having a two-fold purpose:
- To deliver the best possible football education for the players.
- To educate the wider football community in the methodology of coaching in the Skill Acquisition Phase of youth development.
- Capital Football SAP provides a pathway for identified potential talented football players in which players aged U9-U12 years are selected into the Canberra United Academy Skill Acquisition Program. The structure of the SAP involves the best players in each age group training 1-2 sessions per week for 38 weeks of the year with the potential to play in SAP elite matches and coached games against other State Associations, regions and club teams.