Box Hill United’s new MiniRoos technical director Gus Molina has emphasised on developing a high-standard consistent football program, to facilitate future development pathways for kids at the club.
Molina, originally from Chile, arrived at Wembley Park in his new role with youth coaching experience spanning almost eight years.
He had been an integral part of the MiniRoos program at Mazenod Victory recently, in addition to providing coaching for their U/14 and U/15 boys as well as senior women’s State League 2 squad.
Moreover, Molina’s coaching journey has taken him to Endeavour United, Casey Panthers and Seaford United along the way.
Now with his sight firmly set at the role with Box Hill, the 45-year-old is gradually working towards designing and implementing a curriculum that will see MiniRoos players reap long-term rewards starting at the Discovery and Skills Acquisition phases, in line with the National Football Curriculum.
Describing the task ahead, Molina said, “It is going to be a big challenge. We are going to try to instil a football philosophy, which will be consistent for all our MiniRoos teams. We want to create a style of play, which is mirrored in each age group – making the transition for players easier as they progress through their age groups.
“I plan to be at a lot of the training sessions and matches throughout the pre-season and also during the season, where I will be able to see all the players and work closely with the coaches in developing their squads.”
Revealing his motivation to provide the best grounding and knowledge for young footballers, he added, “I am extremely passionate about the kids and the need for them to fall in love with our game, to learn the fundamental basics and ultimately have fun as they play football.
“We want to develop creative, skilful players, who are passionate about themselves, their team and the Club.”