ATSOS POINT COOK
TUESDAY 19TH TO THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2016
Archie Thompson is one of Australian Soccer’s leading players. A foundation member and premiership player at Melbourne Victory and Socceroo, Archie is also a dad who relishes taking his kids to soccer training and weekend matches. With a wealth of soccer knowledge and a passion to pass on his skills and understanding of the game, Archie has spent time building his own program aimed at promoting fun, enjoyment and skill development.
The Archie Thompson School of Soccer (ATSOS) brings together a series of programs that aim to assist, players, coaches and clubs to get the most out themselves and their passion for the game. From grassroots to the elite level, connecting with the ideas and philosophies of Archie and his team will fire imaginations, hone skills and build understanding.
ATSOS 3 day school holiday camps are aimed at boys and girls aged 7-17 who are already playing at school or club, but also those keen to give soccer a try. Archie has developed a skills program based on the FFA curriculum, with an aim to promote fun and fitness. The sequential program builds the participant’s knowledge of how the game is played and how they can get the most out of their ability, with each session over the three days building towards putting all that has been learnt into practice during game situations.
The ‘ATSOS Coach Development Program’ is about developing tools that can assist your club’s coaches. The program arms coaches at all levels with a better understanding of the landscape of coaching, develop their own coaching approach and philosophy, as well as tackling the complexities that come with the territory for coaches.
ATSOS also offers clubs the opportunity to engage with Archie and his coaches, with the aim of injecting an intense and exciting one-off session, via various methods:
- ‘Kickstart your Pre-Season’ Boot Camp
- ‘Fire up and Fun’ Season Starter
- ‘Reload and Re-energise’ Season Tune-Up
“I’m so excited about this. I have often been approached to be part of soccer programs but never found the one that really fitted the way I thought it could be done. For me it has to be more than a few drills,” says Thompson. “The game is bigger and better than that and I really wanted to put together something that was a terrific experience for the kids involved.”