If your kids love the world game, they'll love the VU soccer program!

Registrations for January programs are now closed – stay tuned for details of our Easter holiday program.

About the soccer program

On-pitch skills

Your child will be individually assessed and placed with players of a similar age and skill level. They will take part in drills, one-on-one simulations, small-sided games and common conditioning activities specific to soccer.

When the ref’s final whistle blows, kids will walk off pitch with:

  • improved crucial game skills including:
    • kicking
    • passing
    • dribbling
    • shooting (penalties and simulated game)
  • greater game awareness and strategy such as:
    • attacking and defending skills
    • formations
    • one-on-one play
    • side-throws
    • corner kicks
    • heading
    • blocking
    • shooting.

Off-pitch fun

We'll break up the day and have some fun in the Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre pool. Your kids can play on the inflatable obstacle course and take part in water-based activities.

Trained lifeguards will be on duty at all times.

Life vests are available for kids who want to participate but don't feel confident in the water.

Please note: only children who can swim will be allowed on the inflatable.

What to bring

To get set for a week of activities, your child will need:

  • soccer boots (optional) or runners
  • shorts
  • t-shirt
  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • water bottle
  • bathers
  • towel
  • thongs
  • snacks
  • healthy lunch (or money to buy lunch from the cafeteria located on campus).

Costs

  • $200 for full-week programs (you can mix and match soccer with other programs)
  • $55 per single day
  • $8.50 aftercare per child, per day

Registrations are now closed.

Location

Our soccer holiday program is located in the Footscray Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Building L, Level 0.

Please meet at at Building L, Level 1, basketball courts.

All activities happen within our high-quality facilities which form part of the University’s elite sport and exercise precinct. Our facilities include:

  • ovals located at the entrance to the Sport, Exercise and Active Living precinct
  • two indoor basketball courts
  • two multi-purpose courts
  • indoor 25m x 25m heated swimming pool.