Supported by Jawa Power, YTL and PSSI, ASA recently set up a series of U12 player trials which launched the brand new, ground breaking, Elite Youth Soccer-based Life Skills Development Center based at the Jawa Power & YTL complex in Paiton, Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.
Replicating ASA’s massively successful Jakarta and South Sumatra projects, and following on from last year’s Phase 1 of the ToT project, the very best U12 youth soccer players in East Java will be empowered and nurtured through Life Skills, Health & Nutrition education together with professional elite soccer development coaching activities on a long-term, sustainable basis. The program will create life skills awareness and healthy behaviors while providing lasting benefits in education and professional youth soccer development. The Development Center’s objective is to produce the very best players for the Indonesian professional and national teams.
Over 150 talented youth U12 soccer players from across Probolinggo, East Java were invited to a series of trials in order to be screened, assessed and selected for the Elite Youth Edu-Soccer U12 Development Center by ASA Founder & Technical Advisor / PFSA (UK) Chief International Officer, Lee Hawkins.
The squad has been announced, therefore, the Elite U12 Edu-Soccer Academy will now kick-off the intensive, PFSA supported, professional club training development program which includes Health & Nutrition together with Life Skills participatory learning workshops. Project impact will be measured through weekly ASA Master Coach training assessments and reports with the full project lifecycle regularly monitored and evaluated by ASA Management.
The elite team will participate in a series of weekly matches and periodic mini-tournaments versus local academies together with nationwide PSSI competitions which will aid long-term youth soccer team development.
And furthermore, the best of the very best youth soccer players will be selected and nurtured for possible PSSI JaTim squad, professional club (i.e. Arema Malang, Persibaya, Metro FC etc.) and National team selection, plus the project ensures long-term sustainable programming implementation for future Jawa Power & YTL Menpora Cup development. Outstanding players will also be recommended to PFSA (UK) for further professional club assessments.
Exciting times for East Java!