In season 2022, Macarthur now have U8 and U9 MFA Local SAP (Skill Acquisition Phase) Leagues.
- The Bears are excited to announce we will have teams in both the U8 and U9 leagues.
- The M-SAP league will be a more competitive environment to help build the four core skills of the players in the program.
- The Bears program has the following commitments
- 35-40 week program
- 2-3 nights a week training + game
- Qualified coaches for each team
- Ongoing assessments of Skill levels
- Benchmarks for progression
- Professional look and kit out for players / coaches
- Highly resourced training equipment.
- Register your interest in the program at https://forms.gle/AvwfHzkNDLafh4GD9
The Bears performed a review of the 2021 program and we found the following worked well
- The concept from MFA to increase the skill levels at local clubs.
- The buy in from Bradbury Bears assisted the team to feel supported in the concept and program.
- The club ran the program in an inclusive manner and at a minimal cost to families.
- Training sessions focused on the four key skills during each session and both training and games looked like football.
We have also looked at improvements that can be made and are working towards implementing changes to enhance the program to ensure its success.