Strikers launch 2016 Skills Acquisition Program

Sep 20, 2015 by

Brisbane Strikers are pleased to announce dates that the club will hold identification days for the 2016 Skill Acquisition Program.


What is SAP?

Skill Acquisition Program is a key aspect of the Football Federation Australia National Curriculum. The Program is designed to perfect and accelerate the skill development of identified players at the critical ages of 9 to 13. This is the age group universally acknowledged to be the optimal mental and physical phase in which children are able to learn motor skills.


What is its Aim and Focus?

SAP’s aim is to provide the necessary technical ‘tools’ to be able to play the game at the highest possible level with a focus on functional game skills.

It focuses on functional game skills with an immediate skills transfer into positioning and small-sided games being an absolute requirement. It is based on World’s Best Practice and has been developed by internationally acclaimed Technical Coaches and the FFA Technical Department.


Brisbane Strikers Role

Football Federation Australia made a decision to implement the SAP Academy Program via NPL clubs through a licensing agreement.

Brisbane Strikers are licensed and therefore play an important role in providing a best practice training environment and youth training plan in our catchment area, whilst also providing SAP Academy Carnivals for players to test the skills in a competitive environment.



To be eligible to register for the program, the player must be registered to a club in the Strikers catchment area and be of correct age group (born 2005 or 2006). Players living outside or playing for clubs outside our catchment areas must be granted permission to be accepted into the program.


Listed below is the full schedule for the SAP Identification Days to be held at:
Meakin Park,
187 Meakin Road,
Slacks Creek.
Meakin Park map


U10 SAP Identification Days (2006 born)

Saturday November 7, 14, 21 and 28 ………. 9:00am – 10:30am

U11 SAP Identification Days (2005 born)

Saturday November 7, 14, 21 and 28 ………. 11:00am – 12:30pm



All applications must be submitted by close of business on Monday 2nd November.

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