Mini Roos (U6-U11) - Pine Hills FC

Mini Roos (U6-U11)

Pine Hills FC is proud of its commitment to Mini Roos players. We provide programs that cater for the development of players of all abilities, with a priority on fun and enjoyment. Mini Roos caters for children aged 6 to 11.


Mini Roos Kick-Off Program - Pine Hills FC Kookas (Aged 3 to 5)

 

       

Under 3-5

A new feature of our overall Mini Roos program is the establishment of a permanent Mini Roos Kick-Off Program, which caters for children age 3 to 5.

We are calling this program “Kookas”, because families of kookaburras are a regular visitors to our club, often sitting on our fences. They are popular visitors bringing lots of smiles to our members.

In the Kookas program, children will learn fundamental football skills, develop their locomotor and non-locomotor skills, improve their coordination and flexibility, and overall have a lot of fun and enjoyment.

Kookas will train each Saturday morning from March to late August. They play no fixtures against other clubs.

 

 

 Mini Roos (U6-U11)

  PHFC provide training for children of all levels.

  Players from U9 to U11 will be offered training twice per week.

 

 


Under 6-7

Teams in U6-7 are based on friendship groups. There is no grading of teams. Teams will be formed in the first few weeks of training.

Coaches are known as team leaders in these age groups.

The U6/7 Coordinator Luke McKenna, plans and prepares coaching sessions. Parent helpers and team leaders are asked to assist in the implementation of those sessions.

There are approximately 6-7 players in a team. Four players on the field at one time.

Teams play against other clubs every Saturday morning.

We ask parents to provide encouragement and support to their child’s team. We ask that parents do not coach from the side line!
There are no parent coaches. Team Leaders on game day help to ensure the safety and well-being of children, try to ensure as equal playing time as possible for all players and help to ensure parent support is positive and measured.

Players must wear training kits including shin pads for training sessions.

All players must wear their Pine Hills kit, football boots, shin pads on game day. They should either bring or purchase from the canteen some water for half time. Games are played on a Saturday morning.

U6/7 PLAYING FORMAT & RULES 

 

 

 

 

Under 8-9

Teams in U8 are based on friendship groups. An U8 select team is identified to play in the Komodo competition.

U9 teams are selected on ability. (Refer to the grading information below for further detail.)

Under 9 divisional players may access the PHFC PLUS program which gives them extra development and enrichment opportunities throughout the year. First team players MUST access the PLUS program.

U8 and U9 teams have coaches, which are usually interested parents. We offer all coaches weekly support from the club’s coaching coordinators and access to coaching courses and online programs. Coaches are given our club’s coaching program to follow.

Coaches are given a handbook to help them with their planning.

Coaches must strive to give equal game time for all players and to have players rotate all positions, including goalkeeper.

All players must wear their Pine Hills kit, football boots, shin pads. They should either bring or purchase from the canteen some water for half time.

Games are played on a Saturday morning.


U8/9 PLAYING FORMAT & RULES 

 

 

  

Under 10-11

Teams are selected on ability. (Refer to the grading information below for further detail.)

Under 10-11 divisional players may access the PHFC PLUS program which gives them extra development and enrichment opportunities throughout the year. First team players MUST access the PLUS program.

Our coaches are still usually parents with knowledge and skills in coaching. Our first team coaches have a higher level of skill and qualification.

We offer all coaches weekly support from the club’s coaching coordinators and access to coaching courses and online programs. Coaches are given our club’s coaching program to follow.

Coaches are given a handbook to help them with their planning.

Coaches must strive to give equal game time for all players and to have players rotate all positions, including goalkeeper.

All players must wear their Pine Hills kit, football boots, shin pads. They should either bring or purchase from the canteen some water for half time.

Games are played on a Saturday.


U10/11 PLAYING FORMAT & RULES 


Grading 

It is important that players play in teams and against players of similar ability, wherever possible. This promotes enjoyment and serves to keep players involved in our sport for longer.

Sometimes parents find this difficult because they have built friendships with other parents in the lower age groups. Occasionally players find this difficult as well, for similar reasons. However, children find new friends very quickly, and will enjoy their game more if they are playing in an appropriately leveled competition.

Football Brisbane’s competition structure is based on 3 divisional levels – Komodo, Goanna and Geckos. Komodos is the highest-level competition in these age groups.

The Director of Coaching nominates our teams for these divisions based on their levels of ability.

 

First Teams

From U9 to U11 first team trials are organized at the end of each year. Usually they will be a combination of external player triallists and players within the club who are invited to trial. Invitations are based on assessments done by the coaching staff, with the support of the Director of Coaching, across the year. If a child has not been invited to trial, a parent may still request an opportunity for that child. That request will be accepted.

We aim to finalise First Teams before the end of the year, so those teams can commence training asap in the New Year.

 

Divisional Team Grading

Divisional teams are selected following the sign-on days in the New Year.

The DOC and coaches are informed in the grading process by coaching assessments from the previous year.

Notes for divisional grading

         Players will be graded according to a mix of ability and potential

         Friendship requests will only be considered if there are two or more teams playing at the same level.

         The decision of the technical team is final.

         Boys and girls are expected to attend the grading session for their age group. Only in exceptional  circumstances do we suggest children play in a higher age group. A common example is having to combine age  groups to form a team in the higher age group.

         There is no grading for U6 to U8 players. These teams are based around friend requests.


 

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