Pro Football Training Directors Mark Lee and Barry Wood along with coaching staff, Reece Vittiglia, Dean Evans, Josh Tucker and making his clinic debut, Lewis McMahon, were delighted with the record attendance at the July Skillz Clinics with 403 children attending.
Futsal is a five-a-side game, played with a smaller ball with reduced bounce that is recognised by FIFA and at Pro Football Training we believe it is a huge part of developing the players. As the playing area is smaller it constantly places players in situations where they must play under pressure in confined spaces, placing considerable demand on technique, tactical awareness and speed.
This year for the first time Pro Football Training is proudly supporting Healthy Habits Week, a new venture provided by Cancer Support WA taking place from 23rd to 29th November. Many of us recognise that lifestyle is a key factor in avoiding disease. Healthy Habits Week encourages participants to choose four unhealthy habits to do with Stress, Nutrition, Activity and Participation. These SNAP habits can then be replaced with four new healthy habits. The goal is to commit to these changes for one week, and then enjoy the benefits they bring!
Pro Football Training are delighted to announce that we will be holding a Sport Psychology Parents Evening on Tuesday, 12th November at the University of Western Australia. We will have two presenters on the evening, Professor Sandy Gordon, Head of Exercise, Health and Sport Psychology at UWA and Kenny Lowe, Head Coach of National Training Centre.
Many of you will know Ron Smith as the former Perth Glory and Australian Institute of Sport Coach and current Australian National Team with many roles including Technical Analysis. Ron's name in Australian football is famous for producing talents such as Mark Viduka, John Aloisi, Brett Emerton and Lucas Neill amongst many others. He also works with the Nike Chance program and recently discovered Celtic's Tom Rojic.
In July Pro Football Training were privileged to be invited to run our Skillz Clinics at La Fiamma Soccer Club in Geraldton.
Two of WA's most exciting talents over the past few years have taken the next step along the pathway to becoming a Professional Football Player. Tom Beadling (Sunderland) and Jordan Lyden (Aston Villa) have recently signed Scholarship Contracts and we are delighted that all of their hard work, dedication and discipline has paid off.
We were delighted to welcome professional footballer Ryan Edwards of Reading Football Club to our training session on Wednesday night. Ryan arrived back in Perth at the weekend and we are very grateful that he took some time to speaking with our 2004-1999 Squads, then watched them training.
Appalachian State Head Coach Matt Nelson was very impressed with the 50 WA youngsters who attended the USA College Showcase Event hosted at the home of Pro Football Training, WA Athletics Stadium on Wednesday, 16th May.