Mini Zebras

MINI ZEBRAS PROGRAM

The Mini Zebras Program is an all-inclusive and fun football program catering to children of all skill levels and abilities, ages 3 to 7 years. The Program is run by Juventus Academy and supported by Mazenod Football Club. Our aim is that all players will achieve their full potential through participation, inclusion and personal development. Mini Zebras Program is designed to teach kids important football skills while having fun in the process. The first step to become a true Bianconero.

3-4 YEARS OLD

3-4 YEARS OLD

Learn while having fun.

5-6 YEARS OLD

5-6 YEARS OLD

Develop core skills.

6-7 YEARS OLD

6-7 YEARS OLD

Preparation for team play.

BENEFITS

• Coordination
• Confidence
• Character

FITNESS

• Agility
• Balance
• Strength

NEW SKILLS

• Life skills
• Team skills
• Social skills

PATHWAY TO CLUB FOOTBALL

Encouraging learning and development through experience and repetition of skills, the Mini Zebras also engages the children and makes them use their imagination. Through fun and enjoyment is where kids learn best and the program is designed to provide the best foundations and opportunities to support young players with their pathway to club soccer (MiniRoos and Junior football) through the Mazenod Football Club. The Mazenod FC junior training program is run by the Juventus Academy, a world-leading football curriculum designed to develop participant’s skills through the Juventus training method. Watch the video to learn more about the Juventus training program and partnership with the Mazenod Football Club.

PARENT TESTIMONIALS

Transition from Mini Zebras to Under 7s team

JUVENTUS ACADEMY MELBOURNE

The Juventus Academy project was born to bring Juventus’ colours, methods and values to as many kids as possible. Present in over 50 countries and on every continent, it offers both the teaching and development of football skills and educational training, accompanying young players in their growth, from introduction to the game to maturity, and not exclusively within sport. All programs are available, regardless of the level of the participants, and the activities are based on respect for their mental and physical well-being. Fun is at the centre of all the proposed activities.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Mini Zebras program runs over the four Terms during the school year. Term 1 program runs only one day a week, Saturday mornings at the Freccia Azzurra Club. Terms 2 & 3 sessions held over two days, option of Saturday mornings at the Freccia, or Sunday mornings at Brandon Park Reserve. Term 4 sessions are held on Tuesday evening or Saturday morning, both at the Freccia Azzurra Club.

Term 1 2024: 3rd Feb – 30th March (9 Weeks)
Term 2 2024: 20th Apr – 22nd Jun (10 Weeks)
Term 3 2024: 15th Jul – 14th Sep (9 Weeks)
Term 4 2024: 3rd Oct – 14th Dec (10 Weeks)

SPECIAL PROMOTION:
Girls Fees Discount 50% Off

GIRLS
$97.50 – includes playing top, shorts & socks

BOYS
$195.00 – includes playing top, shorts & socks 

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SEBASTIANO DISCO

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Sebastiano holds a UEFA B License and is an experienced coach and Technical Director for the Juventus Academy Melbourne. Sebastiano works closely with the Juventus Academy coaches and oversees the Academy setup at Brimbank Stallions FC and Mazenod FC.

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MATTEO BUFALO

HEAD COACH

Matteo holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Sports Management from Lincoln Memorial University, U.S.A and a Bachelor of Physical Education, Sport and Health Science from the University of Urbino, Italy. Having coached Men’s football in the U.S.A, Matteo’s passion lies in grassroots football and player development.

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LIANA GREENSMITH

MINI ZEBRAS COACH

Liana has been involved as a grassroots football coach for a number of years with the Mazenod Football Club. Liana is extremely passionate about coaching and helping children develop their skills, ensuring the kids are having fun and enjoying the program and drills.

SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE TRIAL SESSION

We offer a FREE trial session to children interested in joining, where they can observe or participate actively before committing to sign up.

SATURDAY

Freccia Azzurra Club, Braeside

9.15AM – 10.30AM

Register now for Term 1

50% Discount For Girls

MINI ZEBRAS LOCATIONS

FRECCIA AZZURRA CLUB

784-796 Springvale Rd, Braeside

BRANDON PARK RESERVE (TERM 2 & 3 ONLY)

645 Ferntree Gully Rd, Glen Waverley

Interested in attending a Free Trial Session?

What Do I need to bring every week?

It is recommended for each player to have their own shin guards and drink bottles every week. It is preferable that your child has soccer boots, if you do not have soccer boots, runners can be worn. Please know that it can get slippery in the winter months and we always recommend that you do use appropriate footwear.

MINI ZEBRAS SPONSOR

Gus Molina

Grassroots Football Manager

Gus has been managing the Grassroots Program for 3 years, and holds coaching Certificates in Grassroots, Skill Training, Game Training and Goal Keeper Training.

Bookings by term includes Mazenod FC playing top, shorts & socks. Optional uniform can be purchased when booking per session.

Our Coaches

Senior Players

Part of our structure in our Grassroots Program is that we use our players from various MVFC Senior Teams. All of our coaches will have their Working with Children Checks.

GET IN TOUCH

Carl Costabile (President)

0412 706 110
carl@mazenodfootballclub.com.au

Gino Andrieri (Vice President)

0429 419 956
gino@mazenodfootballclub.com.au

Michael Diamente (Treasurer)

0478 316 006
michael@mazenodfootballclub.com.au

GET IN TOUCH

Carl Costabile (President)

0412 706 110
carl@mazenodfootballclub.com.au

Gino Andrieri (Vice President)

0429 419 956
gino@mazenodfootballclub.com.au

Michael Diamente (Treasurer)

0478 316 006
michael@mazenodfootballclub.com.au

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