Superstars & Shooting Stars 2020 (4-9 years)

Casey Comets runs skills programs for younger players. The programs are introductory programs that have been adapted from Football Federation Australia's Discovery phase of the FFA National Curriculum.

The programs are split into 3 age specific groups and an information sheet is linked to each program.

Registration is open for these programs. Both Superstars groups & Shooting Stars will commence in March.
Due to COVID-19, this has been amended to start from Tuesday 30/6.

We are introducing 2 groups to run on different days. (Please select which group at the time of registration)

SUPERSTARS: (Players 5 1/2 - 9+ years)
Tuesdays & Saturdays

SHOOTING STARS (Players 4 - 5 1/2 years)
Saturday

Whilst players are not split into teams, the Superstars will aim to introduce competition through the season and all programs will incorporate match play.

Casey Comets Stars Programs - at a glance


Shooting Stars

Superstars 6 - 7

Superstars 8 - 9

Age Parameters4 - 5 1/2 years01/01/2013 - 31/08/201401/01/2011 - 31/12/2012
Start Date18th July14th July14th July
Training Day(s)SaturdayTues & SatTues & Sat
Training Times9am - 10amTues 5.45 pm Sat 10.15amTues 5.45pm Sat 10.15am
Program LengthTerm (10 weeks)Season (July - Nov)Season (Jul - Nov)
UniformOptional ($80 cost)Included (see Uniform page)Included (see Uniform page)
Cost$150 per term$400 season$400 season
 

What are the benefits?
Increase focus, concentration and attention - players learn to be alert through the sessions.
Social interaction - make new friends, teamwork.
Learn new skills - an introduction to sport.
Allows friendly competition - motivation, drive.
Improves gross motor skills.
Improves self-confidence and self-esteem.
Work ethic and responsibility.
Cognitive development - visual/spatial awareness, develops problem solving skills.
Helps kids stay fit and healthy - good for cardiovascular health, co-ordination, strength and flexibility.
It is FUN!.

Coaching
The programs are managed by FV experienced accredited coaches.
Programs are assisted by grass roots coaches.
All coaches have current WWC (Working with Children checks).
All coaches have completed the Child protection module - www.playbytherules.com.au
We encourage parents to be involved with the coaching sessions. The majority of Casey Comets coaches are also parents of players.

What does my child need to bring? 
Football Boots - plastic studs
Shin pads - all players MUST wear  shin pads
Water Bottle - training will include water breaks
Jacket - evenings can cool rapidly. This program runs through the winter season and training is always outside.
The Club recommends buying boots and shin pads that are comfortable. It is not necessary to purchase expensive items. We recommend purchasing from Rebel Sport or Sportspower. If you mention Casey Comets at check-out, 5% is donated back to the Club.

What will the program teach?
The programs follow the guidelines and principles of the FFA National Curriculum. The program will introduce players to competitive scenarios.
The program will concentrate on the following key areas,
  • Ball Mastery, control and technique
  • Running with the Ball
  • Passing the Ball
  • 1 v 1
The players will have age appropriate games progressing to drills and culminating in small sided matches.

Additional Information
Players MUST register with Casey Comets and with Football Federation - Link follows on from club registration.
Fees must be paid in full or an up to date arranged payment plan for Superstars before kits are given.
Kits will arrive at the beginning of the program - Kit sizing details on registration form & HERE
The Superstars program will include gala days and opportunities to fill in for competitive teams against other clubs.
Superstars players will receive end of season participation medals or trophies.
ALL players registered with Football Federation are covered by insurance.
Parents are expected to remain at the Club at all times. The club takes it responsibilities with the Child Protection Laws seriously. The Car Park is not a safe place for a young child and children should not be dropped off and collected from the club gates or car park.
Please ensure that you have provided current email address and mobile number. The Club will communicate with you through these channels.
There will be club and team photos during the season.
Please make sure that you 'like' our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/CaseyComets

Adverse Weather Conditions: - See the CLUB'S WEATHER POLICY HERE 
The Club will not call off training unless;
a) Conditions are extreme - Such as high temperatures, thunderstorms and continuous heavy raininformation will be posted on the Facebook page and website - If there is no information it means the program will run as normal. We do check the forecast regularly.
b) We are advised and requested by the City of Casey - Pitch and grounds preservation
c) The pitches are waterlogged 


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Program Information - Superstars (Registration)

About the programs
The Superstars programs were introduced in 2018 and proved to be immensely successful. In 2019 we are expanding the programs and splitting into 2 age appropriate groups.
Superstars 6 - 701/01/2013 - 31/08/2014Tues: 5.45pm Sat: 10.15am
Superstars 8 - 901/01/2011 - 31/12/2012Tues: 5.45pm Sat 10.15am

Superstars is an introductory program for young players that will teach football skills in a safe, inclusive environment. The program will aim to introduce competitive football whilst instilling confidence in young players.
We recognise that young players all develop at different rates, the programs will allow player skill development and knowledge giving them a smooth transition to team football.
The programs are suitable for children that have not played competitive football or are new to the game. It is also suitable for returning players that may not have the confidence for competitive football or players who are unable to commit to twice weekly training and games at weekends. By joining the programs they can still play and enjoy the game.
With the demand for team football, our younger teams are full, so many players will be placed in the Stars programs to allow them access to playing football.
The programs also encourage coach development and many parents step up and get involved with coaching.

Please note, this is a mixed program.

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Program Information Shooting Stars (Registration)

Age: 4 - 5 1/2 years2015, 2016
10 Week program (Term)$150 per term
 
Rationale: 
To implement an introductory program for very young players that gives every player the opportunity to learn new skills in a FUN, safe and inclusive environment. It is an age appropriate program with players able to join the term of their 4th birthday. The program is based on Football Federation Australia's National Curriculum Discovery phase.
The Casey Comets Shooting Stars program is a fun, energetic football program and is designed to instil in each player a lifelong love for the game.

Players 4 - 5 1/2:
Children at this age are constantly active and training will often be spontaneous as physical movement is part of a child's personal development.
Through physical activity, young players develop senses, perceptiveness and concentration.
Children derive pleasure from physical activity and are ready and willing to take on a new challenge.
They have a natural desire to learn & improve, encouraging physical, mental, emotional & social development.
The difference in coaching younger players can be broken down;-

ExerciseNew experiences, fun, learning football & playing
Match PlayPlay without pressure & intervention
ObjectivePromotion of and getting pleasure from sport (football)
SuccessPositive experience & learning for all children
CoachAssessed according to progress

What is included?
Fun activities that will build skills through games and simple drills. These activities will allow a young player to replicate those skills in a mini game situation.
Plenty of time on the ball - every player has access to a ball throughout the session.
Each session will conclude with a mini game that allows the player the chance to demonstrate what they have learned.
Training lead by an FV accredited coach and assisted by grass roots coaches. 

Coaching: Whilst we are a community club mainly managed by volunteers & parents, this program will have high level coaches. It is important to the Club that our entry level programs receive a high level coaching experience. The program will be run by a coach that is completing his FFA A-Licence. Details of your coaches can be found at bottom of the registration page.

What is the program cost and duration?
The program will run for 10 weeks 
Term 1 will commence Saturday 18th July 9am - 10am
Fees are $150 per term.
Players can wear comfortable sports clothing or they can wear Casey Comets Kits (shirt, shorts, socks) which can be purchased directly from the Club. Cost $80

Please note - This is a mixed program - Boys & Girls welcome.

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Coaches: Superstars & Shooting Stars

Del Donnelly

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Del is the Club's Technical Director and joined Casey Comets in 2019. Prior to that, Del was the President of St. Kilda Celts, a Club that he helped establish in 2011.
Del is currently completing his FFA A-Licence coaching qualifications.
Del has coached players from all ages including the FFA' national Curriculum Discovery phase and on to the 11 v 11 aspects of the game that applies the National Curriculum holistically to develop Semi Professional, State & Institute/Academy & National Youth League teams.

Argyle Bishop
Argyle is an experienced coach, currently coaching our 14A Boys team. Argyle also coaches with the Melbourne Victory community program. During the summer months, Argyle coaches our Summer football programs.

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