Holiday Clinics

If your kids love playing football then they will love our holiday clinics – and parents will love our coaching in a supportive, disciplined, but fun environment.

Children are fully supervised by our qualified and highly experienced technical staff with some of our senior players dropping in to say hello!  All children aged 5 – 12 years are welcome regardless of skill level – you do not need to be a Magpies Crusaders player and you can book either days or both!  Every day is aimed at developing each player’s understanding and knowledge of the game and will have a warm up plus a number of enjoyable games and football activities.

Holiday Clinics Details

When:  8:00am – 10:30am (each day, drop off no earlier that 7:45am) Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd January 2019 .

Where:  Magpies Sporting Club, 1 Glenella Road, Mackay, field 4 located on the southern side of the Magpies precinct.  Drop off or park at the lower carpark between Magpies and the fields.

Cost:  $50 per child for 1 day or $100 for both days.  Payment is required at the time of booking.

Bring:  Plenty of drinks, boots, shin pads and snacks.

  • Participants are supervised from 7:45am and MUST be collected by 10:45am.
  • Please ensure that your children wear comfortable clothes, bring their shin guards and football boots. Mouth guards are optional.
  • Bring plenty of drinks (preferably water) and some healthy snacks.
  • Make sure your child is prepared for any weather (pack spare clothes if raining etc).
  • There will be shelter available at the venue.
  • The clinics will go ahead even when the weather is inclement.
  • Remember to tell your kids to bring their smiles too!

Refund policy: There is a non-refundable deposit component of $30 per day. This component is not refundable under any circumstances. If, due to changed plans, you are unable to attend you can apply for a refund of the amount you have paid less the $30 non-refundable component prior to the first day of your booking.  NOTE: If a clinic is cancelled by us due to severe/extreme weather, then you will receive a full refund for that day.

To book your place please complete our online booking form below.  Please note that payment is required at the time of booking.

Holiday Clinics Online Booking Form

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Upcoming Coaching Courses

Magpies Crusaders, together with Mackay Regional Football Zone and Football Queensland have put together a number of community courses for early 2019.  These Courses are for the whole of the Mackay Football Community, please get on board to support them.

Game Training Certificate $90

For coaches training 13-17 year old players.

In the Game Training Phase the coach’s aim will be the development of tactical awareness, perception and decision making through a game related approach to training.

The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and provides the coach with training sessions designed to help the players apply the Functional Game Skills in a team setting using the FFA endorsed ‘1-4-3-3’ formation.

When: 9am – 4pm Saturday 23rd February & Sunday 24th February 2019

Where: Magpies Sporting Club, 1 Glenella Road, Glenella

Skill Training Certificate $90

For coaches training 9-13 year old players

In the Skill Acquisition Phase the coach MUST focus on building a solid foundation of technical skill.

The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and deals with the development of the 4 Functional Game Skills:

First Touch, Striking the Ball, Running with the Ball, 1 v 1

When: 9am – 4pm Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2019

Where: Magpies Sporting Club, 1 Glenella Road, Glenella

Mini Roos Certificate - Free

For coaches training 5-9 year old players

The 2 hour course is fully practical and encourages the coach to develop practices that are based on FUN. The emphasis is on natural development i.e. learning by PLAYING football. No coaching but organising FUN football exercises is the key to helping players build a love for the game. Another highlight of the course is that the coaches are exposed to basic rules of the game as well as tips and hints on building a football culture in a completely practical setting.

When: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Tuesday 5th March 2019

Where: Mackay Regional Football Zone, Corner of Heaths Road & Glenella Road

Mini Roos Certificate (Females Only) - Free

For coaches training 5-9 year old players

The 2 hour course for females only is fully practical and encourages the coach to develop practices that are based on FUN. The emphasis is on natural development i.e. learning by PLAYING football. No coaching but organising FUN football exercises is the key to helping players build a love for the game. Another highlight of the course is that the coaches are exposed to basic rules of the game as well as tips and hints on building a football culture in a completely practical setting.

When: *3pm – 5pm Sunday 10th March 2019* Females only.

Where: Mackay Regional Football Zone, Corner of Heaths Road & Glenella Road