Northern NSW Football has developed a Home Program for MiniRoos to assist training and development during the disruption to football caused by the Coronavirus.
The four-week program concentrates on one of the four core skills of football and includes behavioural activity.
NNSWF Head of Football Peter Haynes encourages players to be physically active in whatever form they can.
“While there has been a significant change to the football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, young players are still being catered for through the program,” he said.
“While the technical and tactical content is based on improving technique and ball control, the real motive for the program is to keep MiniRoos aged kids active while at home in isolation with just their parents and siblings.”
MiniRoos is designed for kids of all abilities aged between four and 11-years-old. It is a nation-wide initiative which uses short, game-based sessions to introduce the sport of football to newcomers in an inclusive way.
It focuses on learning new skills, being active, making life-long friends and, potentially, unearthing the next generation of Socceroos or Westfield Matildas. More than 25,000 MiniRoos are registered throughout Northern NSW.
Home Program for MiniRoos complements Football Federation Australia’s #PlayAtHomeChallenge, which encourages players of all ages to try new individual skills and post them on social media.