Dynamic Footy Skills is dedicated to helping young athletes of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential on and off the football field.
The Officer Kangaroos and DFS have entered into a partnership agreement and we will be the first club in the district to provide such a program which is designed to help further develop our players, coaches and volunteers.
Our program is open to all players in competitive age groups (U11-U17) providing you have registered (and paid a deposit of in full) with the club for the 2018 season.
There are four key parts to our partnership with DFS, they are:
- Officer Kangaroos Junior Football Academy (OKJFA)
- Coaches Support Program
- Team Development Sessions
Read our DFS Partnership Announcement.
(1) Officer Kangaroos Junior Football Academy
We have created the Junior Football Academy which will be a program that will mirror the DFS designed and delivered program to the North Melbourne Football Club Junior Academy.
Our Academy will be made available to all 2018 registered players (a deposit or full fees must be paid by the first session, 4 February 2018).
The Academy commences in Sunday 4 February 2018 and is delivered across four x 1.5 hours sessions per group to be held at Heatherbrae Reserve (the exact dates and times will announced as soon as possible).
Players will be split into age group squads (competitive age groups only, U11-U17), lead by a DFS head coach with assistance from OKJFC coaching staff. All participating OKJFC players will be invited to attend a DFS Athletic Testing session. The session will be run at an external venue to be confirmed.
(2) Coaches Support Program
For our coaches, this program is designed to provide coaches, assistants and helpers with modern training methods, drills and tips to work with and develop players of all abilities. The sessions will consist of:
- Oral presentations;
- Practical sessions on ground – which includes a full team from OKJFC completing a series of game-sense drills run by DFS coaches in conjunction with OKJFC coaches.
There will be monthly in season mentoring via DFS online platform.
(3) Team Development Sessions
Each age group will have a DFS Head Coach attend one training session to assist and run the session with the OKJFC coaching staff. The session will act as a PD session for the coaches following up on the Coach Support program. The DFS coach will review and provide feedback to the team coach post the session.
Four scholarships will be made available to players to attend DFS external programs. These will be announced into 2018.
Go to the DFS website here for more information.
Contact Chris Byrne (President) directly if you have any questions on 0414 455 388.