The BDSFA provides clear pathways for each team and individual. Starting at the Discovery Phase, individuals enter the sport and grow to love the game. Entering the Skills Acquisition Phase is where players develop their individual skills. Game Training broadens player skills by introducing game situations and the Performance Phase is where it all comes together.
No matter what level of player, the BDSFA has a spot for you to be competitive. The BDSFA Player Pathway is designed for each individual to be comfortable in their environment with the option of pushing themselves to achieve a higher step.
Beginning at the young age groups the individual also has opportunities to better their skills by joining the Advanced Coaching Centre. The skills developed in this centre helps the individual progress up the pathway, whether it be from a lower Development League into the BDSFA Performance League or from the Performance League into the Representative Development or Identified Talent Leagues.
The BDSFA offers a Representative Development League through the Association Youth League. This league is a Football NSW conducted competition with the aim of developing players to their highest ability.
An Intermediate Identified Talent Program has been implemented in 2020 and will run under the branding of Prospect Utd. This is in place to ensure all local Blacktown members, now have opportunities at every level.
The Blacktown Spartans are the highest level of football to represent the Blacktown Association and is in place for the players whom wish to fulfill their dreams of playing professional football later in life. Blacktown Spartans provide opportunities for both boys and girls who wish to be at the top of their game.
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