Game Sense Girls
Welcome to Game Sense United, a football club committed to the Holistic Development of each and every player. Starting in 2019/20 GS United launched our 'Game Sense Girls' practice sessions for the Foundation Phase (Mini's).
These sessions that are delivered mainly by female coaches and currently run every week during Term Time for pupils in School Years 2,3 and 4.
GS United recognise the fantastic work being provided by the Collas Crill Community Program in conjunction with the SSE Wildcats. Our aim is to support these programs and the growth of the female game in Jersey by providing additional football opportunities for young female players at Game Sense United.
Our qualified coaching team put together a training programme aimed to improve the abilities of each participant, but also to provide fun filled football experience.
Although girls can participate in our current program, we believe the introduction of a Game Sense United girls practice program will enhance female participation in our 'beautiful game'. We will provide equal opportunities for our Game Sense Girls in terms of festival participation and match day experiences throughout the season.
The program uses the latest coaching techniques and set itself apart from any other provision for young players in the island. The program focuses its teaching on the "holistic" player using fundamental techniques that improve co-ordination and that builds a strong foundation for future development, giving your child the best opportunity they can receive to become the best player and person they can be.
We have a limit to each practice session of just 20 participants ensuring each player receives the quality interaction required
from our coaches to help our young pupils progress.
We are delighted to have already supported young female players throughout our mixed boys and girls program who have gone on to represent the Jersey FA Player Development Centre and Jersey Primary Schools team.
We believe that by having a dedicated Game Sense Girls development program will help introduce new players to the sport and help the to aspire to be the best they can be in a fun, safe and positive environment.
Young players who are finding there feet in the game will be supporting in developing their fundamental movements through carefully crafted chasing and tag games as part of the session.
These games will increase motivation and interest which will in turn "groove" the movement patterns required for later use in their development of the game.
Our focus during the Foundation stage is on 'Ball Mastery' followed by encouraging young players to 'enjoy the challenge' of controlling the ball under pressure from opponents.
HIDE - to recognise when to hide and protect the ball from opponents (shield)
MANOEUVRE - To manoeuvre the ball into a better position whilst under pressure (turning/twisting)
REVEAL - Show the ball if the opponent is far enough away; if the space is big enough to run into; if there is an opportunity to dribble; if there is a chance to play forward (to hurt the opposition)
Each Group receives one hour of coaching including ball related warm up, huge benefits from our FUNdamentals based sessions improving their Agility, Balance, Co-Ordination and Speed, finishing with specific small sided games.
Our football programme is designed to improve players of all ages and abilities at every stage of their progression. Football is a great character building sport for both boys and girls, who as a result will hopefully gain greater self-confidence from an early age.
Our vision to develop players on and off the field of play, and guide young players to become the best they can be is promoted by the recruitment of some of the best local coaches within the island.
We aim to provide this vision by keeping costs as low as possible. Currently our fees are £75 per term to be paid up front one term in advanced. All players will have up to four weeks of taster sessions and should you decide to register with our Game Sense Girls Wildcats Centre this fee will be reduced for your first term.