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Mini Roos information – Part 1 The next 3 weeks

Good evening everyone, below is an outline of what we will be doing over the next 3 weeks of preseason training with our Mini Roos teams (U6’s – U11’s)

I will try to detail as much as I can in this, but as always, if you have any questions, you can always come and see one of the committee, one of the senior coaches or drop us an email at ssf@jimboombaunitedfc.org.au

Week 1 – Wednesday 1st March 2017

Training starts at 5:30pm at our grounds at Kurrajong Park.

Once you arrive, please proceed to the following fields in your age groups (picture attached)

U6’s – Field 5

U7’s – Field 5

U8’s – Field 4 (south)

U9’s – Field 4 (North)

U10’s – Field 3

U11’s – Field 2

Once there, if you can get your name checked off with the club representative who is there. They should be wearing a black club polo shirt (Black)

We need to do this ‘roll call’ to see if everyone who registered is there and to see if there are kids who are there that are not yet registered. If you are unable to make it this night, if you could let us know via email, that would be appreciated. We can then tick you off as away, thus ensuring that we know that you’re not a player that has just registered and has changed their minds but have not de-registered.

Once everyone is checked off, one of the club representatives will take the kids through a warm up, some basic drills and will end with a bit of a game.

During this time, ages U6 – U8’s can start selecting teams by friends wanting to play with other friends or however. But for ages U9 – U11’s we need to start deciding if we want to pick teams either

  1. Friends playing together or
  2. By skill level.

This can be discussed on the night and we as a club are happy either way. We just want to see that the kids are having fun playing, whether it be playing with their friends or playing competitively.

The faster we decide this, the faster that we can select teams.

Once the teams are selected, a Mum/Dad coach and manager will need to be selected.

The coach’s role will be to

  • Run weekly training with the team (with assistance from the club)
  • Run the team on game day from the side line.
  • Do the substitutions from the side line during the game.
  • Most importantly, offer encouragement to the kids and ensure that they are having fun.

The manager’s role, since the introductions of no game fees, is easy now.

  • Communication to the team regarding the games

The role of the coach is an important one. You are not only a coach but a role model to the kids who are on your team. It’s quite a rewarding experience and not as difficult as you may think with the assistance that we can provide. If you are interested in coaching your kids side, please either send us an email at SSF@jimboombaunitedfc.org.au or come find one of us on Wednesday night.

Once teams are selected (and it would be great if that could be done on the first night), you can start training as a team.

Below is a current training roster for the club. Wednesday nights has been allocated for the Mini Roos teams.

Monday Nights – Senior Women

Tuesday Nights – U12’s, U13’s, U14’s, U15’s, U16 Boys, U16 Girls, Senior Women, Senior Men (Firsts and Reserves) Over 35’s

Wednesday Nights – All Minio Roos teams (U6 – U11)

Thursday Nights – U12’s, U13’s, U14’s, U15’s, U16 Boys, U16 Girls, Senior Women, Senior Men (Firsts and Reserves)

Friday nights – No training – reserved for games

Last year, some of the Mini Roos teams wanted a second night that they could train as well as a team. That will be OK, if you choose to do so. Please come and see a club representative before committing to ensure that your times don’t clash with another team.

The night should be done by 6:30 and everyone can go home and have some dinner.

The canteen will be open on Wednesday nights for food, drinks and fee payments.

Week 2 – Wednesday (8th March) will kick off once again at 5:30 with everyone reporting to the same areas for another roll call. Once that is done, another club representative will begin to assist the coaches with the kids warm up, some drills and once again, the last half of the session would involve a game again.

Week 3 – Wednesday (15th March) will kick off once again at 5:30 with everyone reporting to the same areas for another roll call. Once that is done, again, a club representative will assist the coaches with the kids warm up, some drills and once again, the last half of the session would involve a game again. Now this will be the last training the kids will have before their first game (Saturday 18th March). If any of the teams would like to have an extra run on the Friday night (Friday 17th March) just let me know and I can arrange it for you as a one off.

Fees – Fees are due before the first match (Saturday 18th March) unless you have seen one of the committee regarding this. Please ensure that the fees are paid. If fees are not paid, your kids will be unable to play until they are or you have seen one of the committee. r

Competition Draw – That we are not yet sure of. It was only today that I needed to get all nominations into Football Brisbane for our Mini Roos. Football Brisbane will look at the team numbers and come up with a draw in a week or so. As soon as I know, I will advise everyone.

Uniforms – Some uniform sizes are available at the canteen for purchase. We once again have had a rush on them and some sizes have sold out already. We have placed an order for more and that order is due during the last week of March (Mon 27th – Fri 31st). We did not expect such a large number of new members to sign up this year. It’s great, but we did under order our uniforms. We will be placing another order this week for a few more uniforms, but as the club runs very tight, it’s a bit of a crystal ball to ensure that we get enough, but don’t over order. We appreciate your patience with this one.

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