The heroes of tomorrow are in training at Baulko
Our Auskick program aims to teach kids footy skills in a fun environment. Each session starts with a warm up then we split into groups for skill drills and finish with a game. Parents are encouraged to get out on the field with the kids so it’s a great way to enjoy some outside time with your little ones.
Our season goes from April through to August with breaks during the school holidays. Sessions are held on Sunday morning from 8.30 to 9.30am at Charles McLaughlin reserve, Crestwood. We have started our 2017 season but you can join in at any time throughout the season so come on down for a try.
We have a few other highlights during the year for our Auskick families:
- Half time Auskick at the Giants games – our kids get to strut their stuff playing at Spotless Stadium during the half time break of a Giants game (we have two game opportunities this year)
- Gala Days – we have two fun mornings of drills and games against other clubs down at Blacktown International Sports Park (one held half way through the season and a second at the end)
- Parent Level O – our local AFL Development Coordinator runs a free ‘O’ level coaching course for us at Charlie so parents can learn the core skills and coaching drills used at Auskick – this will be held on May 7th during the Auskick session
We also throw in the odd parents v kids game and have a grandparents day where we get three generations out on the paddock.
We do have an U8 comp this year. This is an extension of the Auskick program and involves playing games against other local Auskick centres each week. The u8 comp is aimed at older Auskickers looking for more structured games and provides a transition path to full competition (note the age is a guide – players may be a little younger or older than 8).
The games are Auskick style – no tackling, players stay in zones, coaches help on the field to game flowing.
We have a club uniform that many of our kids like to wear but it is entirely optional – our Auskickers just need to be in comfy clothes so a tshirt and shorts or trakkies when it gets colder are fine. They must have sneakers on as we need to protect their feet while kicking balls (or they can wear footy boots if they have them).
(If you are interested, they are available from our online shop: https://www.baulko.org.au/shop/)
The cost for the season is $80 which covers the weekly sessions and their Auskick pack (backpack with footy and a few other goodies thrown in). Registration needs to be completed online (https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?aID=218&pKey=efa0447f7a406dff3c8549c86a0bf484&formID=54693 ) and the backpack will then be shipped direct to the Auskicker.
We are quite happy for kids to come down and try a session before signing up – just check in with our manager or one of our coaches (wearing red Auskick shirts) and they will get your little one into the right group.
If you have any other questions, please call Melissa on 0456 125 865 or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hoping to see you and your little ones at Charlie!
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