Mini Roos (U6-U12) - Pine Hills FC

Mini Roos (U6-U12)

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, enjoyment and skill development. Mini Roos caters for children aged 6 to 12.


 Mini Roos (U6-U12)

  

General Information

  • Online Registration will open in January on the club website. Registered players from last season will be sent an email once registration opens for the new season.

  • U6-9 train once per week (U6/7 on Wednesday; U8/9 on Monday).

  • U8 and U9 girls teams train on Tuesday evenings. (See more info here for girls teams)

  • U10-12 mixed teams train twice per week (Monday and Wednesday).

  • U10-17 Girls teams train twice per week (Tuesday and Thursday).  (See more info here for girls teams)

  • All Select teams from U8-12 train twice per week (Monday and Wednesday).


Key People for U6-12 players and families at PHFC

Head of Football (U6-12)

Luke McKenna

luke@pinehillsfootball.com

Technical Development Coaches (U6-12)

Rico Wilson (U10-12) and Jason Tomins (U6-9)

Technical Development (PHFC Skills Academy)

Leo Sirianni

Goalkeeper coach (U8-12)

Lucas Mariciniak

Strength and Conditioning coach (U8-12)

Fraser Barden

Skills development coaches (U8-12)

Marco Lucente and Jordan McGrow

Select Team coaches

U8- Chris Canavan / Rikki Rooney

U9 (2 select teams)- Greg Christison / Jim Kyle / Luke McKenna / Vikas Kumar / Matt Spark

U10 (2 select teams)- Phil Cannell / Ray McLoughlin / Joey Cheung / other

U11 (2 select teams)- John Powell / David Thomas / Rob Kusema / Mark Rich 

U12-  Malcolm McLeish

Club Registrar and Administrative enquiries

Kerrie Graf

info@pinehillsfootball.com


 

 


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 PHFC Technical Development team plan coaching sessions and resources to ensure consistency of sessions and support for all of our volunteer coaches. Coaches (usually parent volunteers) run the sessions. Parent helpers are invited to assist coaches 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. On game day, coaches 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.

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.


 

 

 

 

Under 8-9

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

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

The PHFC Technical Development team plan coaching sessions and resources to ensure consistency of sessions and support for all of our volunteer coaches.  Coaches (who are usually parent volunteers) run the sessions. Parent helpers are invited to assist coaches to assist in the implementation of those sessions.

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.

 

 

  

Under 10-12

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

The PHFC Technical Development team plan coaching sessions and resources to ensure consistency of sessions and support for all of our volunteer coaches.  Coaches (who are usually parent volunteers) run the sessions. Parent helpers are invited to assist coaches to assist in the implementation of those sessions.

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.


PHFC Skills Academy for Player Development 2023

Players from U6 to U12 may choose to access the PHFC Skills Academy, run by PHFC Senior Mens Coach Leo Sirianni.

This training is held on a Thursday afternoon in 2023 and will provide additional assistance for players to develop their skills on the pitch.

Skills Academy Focus - technical skills sessions will focus on ball mastery and the four core skills
1. First touch
2. Striking the ball
3. Running with the ball
4. 1v1

The cost of the Skills Academy is $50 per term and parents can choose 1,2 or 3 terms for their child to attend. 

Sessions for the Skills Academy are held at either 4.30pm or 5.30pm with the selection of session made at the time of registration. 

NOTE: This is an additional skills session and is not to replace weekly team training.


For more information or to register for the PHFC Skills Academy, go here.


U6-U11 Playing Format and Rules

U12 Playing Format and 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 levelled competition.

Football Queensland's competition structure is based on 3 divisional levels – Kangaroo, Wallaby and Quokkas. Kangaroo is the highest-level competition in these age groups. Girls can play in all girls teams at PHFC from U8 upwards, or they may choose to remain in mixed teams with the boys.

Friendship requests will only be considered if there are two or more teams playing at the same level. Boys and girls are expected to train and play in their correct 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. Team grading for U6-8 players, plus U9-12 Wallaby and Quokkas teams are conducted following the club registration days in the New Year. The Head of Football and coaches are informed in the grading process by coaching assessments from the previous year.

The Head of Football (U6-12) nominates our teams for these divisions based on their levels of ability.

 

Select teams (Kangaroo level)

From U8 to U12 Select team trials are organised at the end of each year. The Select team is the best team in each age group (U8 upwards) and compete in the highest level of competition the club can access. Usually they will be a combination of external player trialists and players within the club who nominate/are invited to trial. Invitations are based on assessments done by the coaching staff, with the support of the Head of Football (U6-12) and Technical Development Coaches, 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 Select Teams before the end of the year, so those teams can commence training immediately in the New Year.


 

Goalkeeper Development

 

            

Pine Hills FC provides goalkeeper development from U8 MiniRoos and up.

Experienced coaches are used to organise and deliver these sessions.

Players are grouped according to age groups and then skill level where needed.

During this program we develop the basic goalkeeper skills, including the various handling/catching and diving techniques. We also look to improve the player’s footwork and agility.

Through these programs we hope to make the football experience of the young player that much more enjoyable and give them a love for the great game of football.

In 2022, our U8-12 Goalkeeper coach is Lucas Marciniak. These sessions will occur on Monday evenings, from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Goalkeepers will be rostered for their 30 minute, small group sessions with Lucas during that period, to minimise the impact on their team training.

 

 

 

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