Development Squad Registrations Now Open

22 September 2011

The St Bernard's football club has great pleasure inviting you to be apart of the 2011/2012 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Pre Season training program.

To all current year U18 and U19 footballers,

The St Bernard's football club has great pleasure inviting you to be apart of the 2011/2012 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Pre Season training program.

The DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Pre Season training program is a football club initiative designed to provide a tailored training and football development program for young men wanting to develop their personal fitness and football skills in preparation for playing senior football.

The DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Pre Season training program will be an extension of the SENIOR team pre-season training program, which you will be apart of. You will participate in ALL senior pre-season training sessions. In addition you will be offered:

  • A tailored weights program, tailored for you specifically by the club conditioning coach. You will utilise gym and weights facilities at the clubs “kennel” and work with one or more of your DEVELOPMENT SQUAD members at specific times. All designated weights sessions will be supervised.
  • Cross training opportunity, with either a 15 or 20 swim pass at the Ascot Vale Leisure Centre ('AVLC'). You will be expected to complete the designated swim sessions with at least one other member of the DEVELOPMENT SQUAD between early November 2011 and March 2012.

The DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Pre Season training program will commence in mid November with the commencement of the senior pre-season training program. Weights session dates and times will be finalised in the month of October and you will be advised of these prior to the commencement of pre-season training.

All DEVELOPMENT SQUAD members registered by mid October 2011 will be contacted and advised of dates and times when they will be able to have their individual weight program designed for them, as well as receiving their swim passes for the AVLC.

The Development Squad Pre season registration fee is $150. $100 of this fee will be deducted from your player subs for season 2012. The remaining $50 fee will cover the cost of all elements of this exciting program.

Please read the Development Squad flyer launched on the club website today very carefully. You can also now register for the Squad training program online at the club website and complete the on-line registration form and payment.

Development Squad Registration Form

Please ensure you complete all mandatory registration fields before proceeding to the payment section.

If you have any queries at all regarding the Development Squad program, please email the Development Co-ordinator, Craig Connelly (cconnelly11@bigpond.com).

Those boys who complete their registration and payment prior to 7 October 2011 will be able to personalise their Development Squad training top by nominating the name (up to 10 characters) they'd like printed on the back of their training top. These personalised training tops will be available for collection prior to the first Development Squad training session in mid November.

We look forward to you registering for the Development Squad Pre Season training program and enjoying a fantastic program that will prepare you for the 2012 football season.

Craig Connelly