Sharks Development Squad SDS

Sharks Development Squad SDS

Sharks Development Squad SDS


SDS will return for Term 1 Friday February 2nd 2019

U 7 , 8s and 9s -  4.15pm - 5.30pm

U 10 , 11 , 12 s  -  5.30pm - 6.45pm


The Sharks Development program is structured from the same curriculum as the SAP but the coaches have the ability to change the program where necessary based around the players within his group. This allows him the freedom to concentrate on areas specifically, taking more time on parts of the curriculum that he sees the players will benefit or similarly excel.

Currently the SDS runs for U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 and with its success and request from parents we have included for the first time in 2015 an U7 squad. The SDS train twice a week and play for their local club on weekends. They are led by fully qualified coaches that either coach at their local club or at a representative level. Alongside our SDS we have a goalkeeper specific group that is dedicated purely to goalkeeping, this is headed by our current 1st grade keeper Nathan Denahm who has played and coached at an elite level for many years.

The trials for SDS are run in conjunction with SAP at the end of every year. And while the boys are in the SDS the goal is to see them grow as players and acheive making SAP or better in the future. The SDS coaches work closely with George Souris who heads up the SAP program giving them the ability to identify young players that may may benefit from spending time being moved up either by age group or from SDS to SAP. The benefit to the player is that all of the programs at the Sharks are built to compliment each other in a tier system giving the opprotunity for promotion.

We have found that the players greatly benefit from being in this highly routined and professional environment. Each year the skill levels of all players are increasing and to the Sharks this is what any of the clubs programs is about ,making better players.