Gawler Eagles Juniors

Gawler Eagles FC is very proud of its junior teams and watching young players develop their skills and enjoy the game.
We field several underage sides headed by coaches who have the kids' best interests at heart.

Under 6s - Joshua Heshusius
Under 7s - TBA
Under 8s - Wes Bradley
Under 9s - Joe Ridenti & Jason Norman
Under 10s - Daniel Panic
Under11s - Rick Argent

Junior Premier League

Under12s - Jason Miller & Jason Keep
Under13s - Simon Agius & Matt Williams
Under 14s - Darren Woods
Under 14s - Chris Tornado

TRAINING AND PLAYING SCHEDULE

Monday nights
Under 8, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12 and Under 13.
Tuesday nights
Under 8, Under 9
Wednesday nights
Under 6, Under 7, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12 and Under 13.
Thursday nights
Under 8, Under 9
Sunday
Game day for all junior grades

For enquiries regarding training please contact the club.

GAWLER EAGLES FC OBJECTIVES AND VALUES

Our objective at Gawler Eagles FC is to provide players with an opportunity to enjoy football while improving their skills in a happy and friendly environment. We are proud of our reputation for good sportsmanship and expect our coaches, managers, players and parents to do their best to maintain this tradition.

The aim of Small-Sided Football is to build fundamental skills of football and instill a love of the game through team spirit while developing a high level of good sportsmanship. There is no official competition or points tally in the U6 – U11 age groups. Gawler Eagles FC seeks the cooperation of parents and supporters to encourage players through positive comments and not concentrating on scores.

With our Junior Competitive Teams, we aim to provide an environment where players continue to develop their skills and are encouraged to play to their full potential. Our aim is to provide an environment of continuous improvement where players, coaches and managers continue to develop and improve each season. The junior players of the club provide the foundation for future senior teams. As such, we provide many specialised development programs and skills clinics to help develop our young players. 

PARENTAL SUPPORT IS THE KEY TO PEAK PERFORMANCE

The role parent's play in the life of young players has a tremendous impact on their experience. Here are some helpful reminders of appropriate parental behaviour, support and encouragement. Please discuss any concerns with your team coach or manager.

Let the Coach Coach.

Leave the coaching to the coach. This includes motivating, psyching players for practice, after game critiques, setting goals etc. If players have too many coaches, it confuses them and their performance can decline.

Display appropriate behaviour at games.

Kids play sport for their enjoyment, not yours. Please be supportive, cheer and model good sportsmanship. Help them keep their attention on the game, not on poor behaviour or yelling at the referee from the sidelines.

Encourage your child to talk with the coach.

Encourage them to talk to their coach if they are having any difficulties or can't make practice sessions or games; as they gain a sense of ownership and confidence.

Do not offer bribes or incentives.

The coaching staff will motivate the players as part of a team. Bribing undermines the coaches methods and affects player concentration during practice and games.

Most importantly, make sure you all have fun.

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