What is NAB AFL Auskick?

The Subiaco Junior Football Club NAB AFL Auskick program has been developed to build the foundation skills for playing Australian football and to respond to the physical needs of children ages between 5-9 years.

It’s for the kids

Auskick allows boys and girls to play sport in a relaxed environment where making friends, having fun with their parents and improving their skills are given equal weight. It also provides excellent opportunity to play alongside other local kids, friends and classmates.

All children regardless of their ability have as many opportunities to touch the ball and use it effectively as the next child, enabling them to improve their ball handling skills and confidence playing a team sport.

Auskick also provides a strong base for kids to move into sport on a  competitive level with the Club’s Junior Football program.

Register your child in Auskick
and receive fantastic pack of footy goodies

Packs will be mailed directly to participants

A typical Auskick session

8:30am Arrive at ground, have a kick with mum, dad and friends
8:40am Assemble in age groups and move to allocated areas
8:45am Play warm up games
9:00am Skill teaching, guided by head coach and assisted by parent helpers
9:20am Skill games using skill taught (today and previously)
9:40am Break into teams and play a match using modified Auskick rules
10:00am Awards and pack up, and departure

At this “Rookie” stage of an Auskick Program the emphasis is on:

  • Catching
  • Kicking
  • Picking up
  • Bouncing
  • Ball Handling
  • Falling
  • Balancing

Structured competition is totally inappropriate for 5-8 year olds.
At this early stage, the program should place an emphasis on:

  • Fun
  • Motor co-ordination and movement activities in small groups.
  • Enhancing self-esteem and building social skills through individual achievement and group cooperation.
  • Introducing children to match play through AFL Auskick Rules games.

Parents make Auskick possible

Parents are the driving force behind NAB AFL Auskick. Their role as coordinators, coaches and volunteers is fundamental to the success of the program. But it’s not all giving. Parents have the opportunity to learn about football, parenting skills and make new friends and make new friends through their involvement with the Subiaco Junior Football Club and Auskick.

We need more parent helpers!

We are always keen to have parents get involved with our great Club. There are so many ways you can get involved and help and of course, the more parents involved  the better the football programme can be. It is also a fun committee to be involved with!

We are in need of more assistant and helper coaches for Auskick. Assistant coaches and parent helpers reduce the ratio of players to coaches and make it easier to:

  • Facilitate activites at different levels with different groups
  • Introduce one-to-one remedial assistance
  • Determine the skill levels of players
  • Monitor potential behaviour problems
  • Speed up the transition between activities
  • Keep all players involved and active
  • Vary and revise session plans and activities

If the children are able to train and develop their football skills in small groups then they have a more interesting, rewarding and fun football experience.

Please contact us if you are able to assist with coaching.

10 reasons to get involved in Auskick

  1. Play with your children
  2. Contribute to your child’s social development
  3. Learn new skills
  4. Share talent and knowledge
  5. Have fun, relax and make friends
  6. Serve the community
  7. Help others
  8. Give back to Australian football
  9. Feel values, useful and appreciated
  10. Express your love of Australian Football

Want to know more?

Visit the NAB AFL Auskick website for more information or contact the Club’s Auskick coordinators.

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