The Football Queensland Wide Bay Talent Support Program (TSP) and Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP) program details for 2021 have been confirmed.
Players aged 9-12 years old are in the golden age of learning which Football Australia call the Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP). The focus at this age is on the development of game-related functional skills.
The purpose of the TSP is to provide talented young players aged 13 to 16 access to a quality training environment which complements their club training. FQ’s Talent Support Program aims to develop players in line with FFA’s individual and team playing principles.
Players that have been accepted in to the TSP or SAP program will benefit from the extensive range of services outlined below to aid in the development of key football skills.
30 weeks of coaching (1 session per week)
AFC A or B Licenced Head of TSP and Technical Director
FFA qualified coaching staff
Team playing kit (property of FQ)
Carnivals & Events
Local carnival with some regions attending and regional carnivals where all regions meet
State carnival in Brisbane
End of year presentation
High performance services: Smartabase workload/wellbeing monitoring, Hudl match analysis, Sports Trainer
Talent identification by FQ and FFA coaches
Educational webinars/live workshops – sport science, sport psychology
Boys TSP State Carnival (5 day event)
June 28 – July 2 (school holidays) in Brisbane with all regional and SEQ based participants
Boys TSP Regional Carnival (2 day event)
August 14-15 in Townsville with all regional TSP programs
Girls TSP State Carnival/Yeh The Girls Cup (4 day event)
April 30 – May 3 (Labour Day weekend) in Ipswich with all regional programs alongside QAS and NPL Junior Girls Select squads.
Girls TSP Regional Carnival
September 21-22 (school holidays) in CQ with all regional TSP programs
*Please note all events are subject to changes based on potential restrictions dependent on Government health regulations and venue availability.
2021 SAP Age Groups
Boys: U9, U10, U11, U12
2021 TSP Age Groups
Boys: U13, U14, U15/16