Skills Acquisition Program at Hobart Zebras Football Academy


In Australia there is too strong an emphasis on results at too young an age. Therefore generally the biggest, strongest and fastest kids are being identified instead of the most talented ones.

Although winning is the purpose of a game of football, the manner and importance differs per age group. At the younger ages, youth development should focus on teaching children the skills to win a game of football “the proper way”. At the world’s top level the most skilful players decide the games, not the biggest, strongest and fittest!

At this age, football is about getting better and having fun. The Skills Acquisition Program ensures our youngest footballers are doing just that.


Participants are welcomed at the SAP program at any time throughout the year. Players who play for their school are also welcome to come to SAP to improve their skills and will be expected to play in the SAP festivals and Cup tournaments for Hobart Zebras.



How do I join Zebras SAP?


Please come along to one of the following sessions to try it out. There is no need to contact us. We will be there to answer your questions.


Monday 4.15 – 5.15 (Boys and girls sessions are separate)

Wednesday 4.15 – 5.15 (Boys and Girls sessions are together)

John Turnbull Oval, Creek Road, Lenah Valley



How much does it cost?


SAP is $10 per session, paid in 8 week term blocks 

Attendance at both weekly sessions is advised, however an option to just attend one session per week is available.


What do I wear?


The Zebras SAP kit, including shorts and socks is available here for $60

Coming soon….



The SAP kit is compulsory for those wishing to represent Zebras in either the SAP festivals or Central Region Rosters.

We advise comfortable, weather appropriate clothing for training.

Drinks Bottle

Soccer boots and shin pads

Mouthguard (optional)




Skills Aquisition Program Term 1 2018


Commences Monday 12th Feb 2018   (We are aware this is a public holiday. please note that sessions ARE running)

$160 for both Monday and Wednesday sessions

$80 for Monday OR Wednesday

Sessions not attended will still be payable at the beginning of the term in advance.

Sessions cancelled due to ground closure will be rescheduled where possible or refunded where sessions are unable to be re-booked

Sign up here for Term 1 Skills Acquisition Program. For players, male or female, born in 2006, 2007 and 2008 only.

For younger children, please see our MiniRoos kick off page For older players, please see Youth pages This is the booking for SAP sessions only. For registrations to play for Zebras in any competition roster, please see our Registration pages.
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Playing in a team for Hobart Zebras FC in the Central Region Roster

Any players attending term 1 of SAP will be invited to play for Zebras. If there are enough players in that age group, then a team will be allocated in the Central Region Roster in the Under 10, Under 11 and Under 12 competitions. There are also female only team options.

The central region roster kicks off on 5th May 2018. Registrations will be open in March 2018.


Team allocations for this age group will be assessed based on the players who wish to play for the club. Expressions of interest for teams will open soon.

The team registration fee for this age group is $265 for the year


A half hour team training session, once or twice a week

Registration for FFA / FFT


Ground Hire


First Aid equipment

Match Balls

Administration Fees

These fees have been set by the committee at the beginning of the year and will not be revised until 2019.

Payment is required up front, we are able to accept instalments under special circumstances.