What is the Performance Program?
The Mosman FC Performance Program is an in-house development program that provides the opportunity for players to train and play in a development environment focused on game-related skill acquisition and decision-making in line with the FA National Curriculum and under the guidance of appropriately experienced/qualified coaches.
What age groups are eligible?
Subject to the number, development stage and skill level of applicants, the Club seeks to offer opportunities for:
How is participation determined?
Participation is largely determined following trials that are routinely held in October/November of the year preceding the approaching winter season. Further trials will also typically be held early in the following year aimed at finalising team numbers and to provide those who may have missed the previous trials an opportunity to participate.
Club coaches will conduct the trial process under the guidance of the Club Coach Coordinator. Coaches will be looking at each player’s technical ability, attitude and willingness to learn and improve.
Trials will be “game based” across various formats (i.e. 8v8, 4v4, 2v2 and 1v1) with players assessed by a group of qualified and experienced coaches against the following attributes:
Players should attend ALL trials for their age group whenever possible.
Trial dates will be advertised on the Club’s website and via Facebook (and other social platforms, where appropriate).
What are the benefits of trialling in your chronological age group? Players are strongly encouraged to trial for their chronological age-group. This is particularly important when entering an age-group that dictates a change to the field size. To do otherwise, minimises a player’s potential touches on the ball. Playing for a higher age group should only occur when it offers a clear benefit to the individual on a technical, physical or social basis.
What is the program cost and what commitment is involved?
The cost of the program is determined annually by the Club’s Board based on a cost recovery basis. Fees for the Performance Program are kept to a minimum and largely go to cover the additional training costs associated with the program and the cost of training kit.
Because Mosman FC does not want any child to miss an opportunity to participate on financial grounds, we offer financial assistance subject to a case-by-case assessment of the individual’s circumstances. Please contact the Club Coach Coordinator or Club President to enquire about assistance. All requests will treated as confidential.
Please also note that the payment of Performance Program fees is separate from winter registration fees or the fees to the other programs periodically run by the Club. These should be paid separately.
Training sessions for Performance Program teams are run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at times and at grounds to be advised closer to season start. Matches are played as part of the broader MWFA competition and are subject to the draw determined at the outset of the season by the Association. As a general guide, those participating in the boys/mixed competition play on Saturday mornings while participants in the girl’s competition play on Sunday mornings.
MFC Skill School is an additional training opportunity for all players aged 5-14 years old running through each school term through the year. The Sessions will be delivered in eight week training blocks.
The sessions are delivered in small groups and are delivered by experienced club coaches following the FA National Curriculum with a key focus on the four core skills of the Skill acquisition phase, namely:
In order to support and develop our budding goalkeepers, the Club aims to offer basic training during the winter football season for this specialist and critical role.
To participate, express your interest to your team managers or age coordinators who will liaise with club officials who will endeavour to organise suitable times and grounds for sessions.
Mosman FC hopes to engage an experienced goalkeeper to assist with the program. Other resources will be tapped as they become available. It is to be hoped that several sessions will be held throughout the season.
All sessions will be free to club members!
We encourage those players taking part in these free training sessions to bring along your own ball.
Mosman FC offers football camps during each of the four public school holidays for boys and girls aged 6 to 14. With the exception of the December/January holidays, camps are typically run during the second week of the school holidays. Timing, however, is dependent upon ground and coach availability.
Camps runs through the school holidays from 9am to 3pm. Participants can choose to attend from 1 day to full weeks. Sessions are run by experienced football coaches, occasionally with the assistance of junior and trainee coaches.
Sessions aim to allow participants to develop their football skills in a fun environment.
Camps are held at Georges Heights Oval, Suakin Drive, Mosman (subject to confirmation about ground availability by council).
Registration is essential. Watch the Club’s website and relevant social platforms for information about upcoming camps.
Important additional information about camps
Be sure to bring:
If rain looks likely, the forecast will be monitored closely and a decision as to whether camp will proceed on a particular day will be made on the following basis:
Wherever possible, we will endeavour to make a decision about the camp proceeding on a particular day by 5pm on the preceding day.