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SCA Under Armour Talent Identification Soccer Camp

SCA Under Armour Talent Identification Soccer Camp
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SCA Under Armour Talent Identification Soccer Camp

Sports Camps Australia and The International Australian Youth Football Institute are hosting a talent identification camp these school holidays! James 'Jimmy' Ball from Stoke City, will be the head coach for the camp in Narrabeen.

With only 60 spots available, this camp will give players the opportunity to be recognised and identified for local and global opportunities, with the potential for them to live their dream! Head Coach, James "Jimmy" Ball, who will be travelling from the United Kingdom, will assist in picking one winner who will receive a free scholarship trip to the UK and three winners who will receive half scholarships.

Highlights Include

  • Head Coach: Jimmy Ball, is the current Stoke City FC, youth development manager
  • One winner will receive a free scholarship trip to the UK and three winners will receive half scholarships
  • 1:10 coach to camper ratio
  • The talent ID camp will allow your child the opportunity to be coached and scouted by professional coaches
  • Campers receive an Under Armour pack that consists of: 2 x T-shirts, 1 x UA Sackpack and 1 x UA Hat
  • All staff have WWCC and First Aid.
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

James
Camp Director

James "Jimmy" Ball

A self-motivated and forward thinking coach who has over 25 years experience managing and developing players across the UK and US, having created and developed innovative football coaching curriculums for US soccer organisations and is now part of the Category 1 Academy at Stoke City Football Club, leading the Youth Development Phase.

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He possesses a deep passion for football and is committed to enhancing own and others knowledge and capabilities within the field as much as possible by maintaining high standards and promoting a player centred approach throughout his work.

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George Lazarou
Co-Director

George Lazarou

George is one of Australia's leading youth development coaches with a distinguished Australian National Soccer League (NSL) career in Australia. After a successful career in Australian football, Lazarou graduated into the competitive football coaching environment. 

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In the last decade, George Lazarou has evolved AYFI into a well recognised football learning and development centre based in Sydney Olympic Park. He has an exceptional record for developing talented youth players suitable for national, state and international competition. Lazarou has developed AYFI teams that are annually invited to play in some of the biggest tournaments around the world, as well as against some of the best youth football development teams in the world including Australia, UK, Asia and the USA. He currently holds a FFA'B Advanced Accreditation Senior Coaching Licence.

Phil McMullen
Co-Director

Phil McMullen

Phil is a highly experienced coach who was worked at every age level. For the past 11 years, Phil has been coaching and is the current Football Manager at Australian Youth Football Institute.

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Phil spent ten years coaching at Blacktown City and the West Ham Academy. During this time at Blacktown City, Phil successfully led his team to several grand final victories, state championships and several premierships.

Leo Carle
Coach

Leo Carle

Leo Carle has been involved in football since an early age and has played at the highest levels domestically and abroad. He has also represented his country at youth level U23’s as part of a pre-Olympic football squad and Senior Level within futsal. 

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Leo has been coaching for over ten years, within this time he has been involved in various development phases (eg; skill acquisition phase, game training phase and performance phase). Most resently Leo headed Bankstown city Lions as Technical Director for the whole club as well as first Grade coach. He has also acquired all his AFC/ FFA coaching accreditation, which has seen him attain a current AFC/FFA A-Licence. Recently Leo has joined AYFI as our Head Coach for the Homebush Boys Highschool Program and National Institute Of Football program.

Brendan Leong
Coach

Brendan Leong

Brendan is a Sport Scientist in AYFI's Athlete Development and High Performance department. Recently completing his Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science. 

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He assists in the development and execution of the strength and conditioning element of training in the 40 week, Homebush Boys High, and National Institute of Football programs, under the guidance of Arthur Kazas. Through his school years, Brendan competed at national level sprinting. In recent years, he has dipped into the world of competitive weight lifting and powerlifting.

Camp Details

With only 60 spots available, this camp will give players the opportunity to be recognised and identified for local and global opportunities, with the potential for them to live their dream! Head Coach, James "Jimmy" Ball, who will be travelling from the United Kingdom, will assist in picking one winner who will receive a free scholarship trip to the UK and three winners who will receive half scholarships.

More Important Camp Details

CAMP HOURS

Camp Check-in: First day at 8.30am.

This camp is an overnight camp and will commence on Monday 14th of January 2019 and finish on the Friday 18th of January 2019

Camp Check out: 5:00pm on the 18th of January 2019

LOCATION

The camp will be held at Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, Narrabeen, NSW

GENERAL PLAYER INFORMATION

  • Players will be provided with healthy meals and snacks over the duration of the camp
  • Water and fruit will also be provided
  • The camp will run over the 5 days which means players will be staying at Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation. Accommodation is included in the price of the package.
  • Players will receive 1 x Under Armour kit, that will consist of 2 x t-shirts, 1 x sackpack and 1 x hat.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Soccer boots, Futsal Shoes and Runners
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle 
  • Towel
  • Casual sports clothes for free time
  • Toiletries
  • Sleep Wear
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow Case
  • Note Pads and Pens

CAMP MEALS

Camp meals will be provided to all players. All meals are covered in the cost of the package.

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers once they have signed up. The Sports Camps Australia health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Facilities

The state-of-the-art training facilities at Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation gives athletes, sporting groups and schools the chance to undertake intensive sports training. An Olympic standard athletics track, indoor pool with recovery centre and weights room support sports strength and conditioning. Our multi-purpose ovals are in excellent condition too, ready to play host to a range of sporting games and team training.

Other sporting facilities at Sydney Academy Sport and Recreation:

400-metre athletics track
25-metre, six-lane heated indoor pool
Sports Recovery Centre with hot and cold plunge pools
Multi-purpose indoor sports gymnasium
Aquatic centre – canoeing, kayaking
Five multi-purpose ovals
Cricket nets with synthetic pitches
Weights room – for elite sports strength and conditioning
2 tennis courts with lighting
Synthetic multi-sports courts suitable for netball and futsal and cross training
Sports science.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Group 1 Session
  • 11:00am Group 2 Session
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Swimming Recovery (Pool Session) Group 1
  • 2:00pm Swimming Recovery (Pool Session) Group 2
  • 4:00pm Shower/Free Time
  • 5:00pm Lecture - Jimmy Ball
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Free Time
  • 9:00pm Lights Out

Camp Dates & Prices

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For additional camp information and dates call us at 1 800 753 127 or visit our Contact Us page we would be happy to help you.