The Auskick registration day will be Saturday 6th April 2013.
You can however register on line at http://www.aflauskick.com.au/register . Click REGISTER if you know your Auskick number and password if not choose NEW PARTICIPANT. Click on centre locator, type in the post code 3156 and scroll down to Lysterfield. If you register on line you may be eligible for free AFL tickets. A small $2 registration fee is applicable.
Regards Brad McNay
|What is NAB AFL Auskick?
The NAB AFL Auskick program provides boys and girls with a fun and safe Australian Football experience that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game.
The program is not just about introducing children to Australian Football – it activates and develops within each child the desire for a healthy lifestyle and an association with our great game.
This is achieved through activities and programs for individuals, small groups and teams, and aims to assist development of personal and social skills.
This emphasis on full participation provides every opportunity for young athletes to develop balance, stamina, strength, coordination, and self control. It is about having fun with new, and old, friends. Players are grouped in ages and many relationships are developed with others away from their regular circle of school friends.
We look forward to assisting you where we can to ensure that all Auskickers and their families enjoy the season ahead.
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 ensure that every child has an opportunity to develop their skills to a point where they can make the transition into junior football.
Benefits to children
· Children learn the fundamental motor skills for future physical activity and sports participation
· Children learn the basics of fitness conditioning, including how to train and practice
· Children learn the basic principles and importance of health and nutrition
· Through specially arranged physical activities and games, some very important mental and psychological skills are nurtured. These include self-motivation, self-responsibility, self-management, persistence, resilience and a best effort always attitude
· Through specially arranged team activities, children learn important social skills, including cooperation and respect for others
· Contact with older children and adults provides valuable role model experiences
· Generally, children benefit from greater levels of confidence and self-awareness and improved health, fitness and overall well-being
· Physical activity develops motor and social skills and intellectual capacities.
· NAB AFL Auskick can assist in reducing self-destructive and delinquent behavior in young people and contribute to a more disciplined attitude
· Community structures often serve as positive models for other community programs that rely on volunteer support
· Growth in NAB AFL Auskick benefits our economy, as do the savings on health expenditure that flow from a fitter and healthier population
· Physically active children are more attentive, have a more efficient memory, enhanced creativity and better learning, and problem solving and attitude capabilities
· NAB AFL Auskick helps children develop to their full potential.
Every child gets an Auskick pack
Register your child in Auskick and get this fantastic pack containing these goodies:
· Synthetic Sherrin football
· Backpack (Rookie) – very cool colors for girls and boys, you can use it for school!
· Sportsbag (Pro)
· NAB AFL Auskick cap
· Drink bottle (Rookie)
· Stationery set
· Height chart
· Activity book
· NAB Kick Back Book
· Footy cards – start your collection courtesy of Team Zone
· Footy pump (Rookie)
· A pair of Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation Shoelaces courtesy of embracia
A typical Auskick session
Arrive at ground, have a kick with mum, dad and friends
Assemble in age groups and move to allocated areas
Play warm up games
Skill teaching, guided by head coach and assisted by parent helpers
Games using skills taught on the day
Break into teams and play a match using modified Auskick rules
Awards and speeches
At this early stage of an Auskick Program the emphasis is on:
· Picking up
· Ball Handling
Can you help!
We are always 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 activities 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
Should you have any further questions please call Brad McNay on 0409 149 868