MiniRoos

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MiniRoos – SSF – Small Sided Football

General Information

Football Federation Australia is excited to introduce you to MiniRoos, a refreshing brand of small-sided football for boys and girls aged 4 – 11.

MiniRoos is a smaller version of football that provides boys and girls aged 4 – 11 with a fun introduction to the world game. MiniRoos is designed for kids; it is all about having fun, learning new skills and making life-long friends.

Delivered by grassroots clubs across Australia, MiniRoos provides opportunities for boys and girls of all abilities, shapes and sizes to play football.

Football is the game that everyone can play, so get involved and become a MiniRoo today!

The philosophy at Pine Rivers United is to allow all players to be introduced to the game of football, gain new skills, gain new football habits, form new friendships, be part of a team and have fun all at one central location. This is expanded as the players get older and they understand the game more and their skills develop. Here, new challenges arise as players will be playing against opponents from different clubs with similar abilities.

Under 6, 7 & 8

MiniRoos, under 6′s & 7′s play a game consisting of 2 x 15 minutes halves. Teams play 4 v 4 with  interchange players. The players play on a field 30m x 20m. For this age group there are no goalkeepers as these are introduced at the under 8 age group.

Under 6 & 7 players will be placed into teams of 4 players minimum. This will occur during Muster Day. These teams will train together on Wednesday nights and play together on the weekends in a home and away format. ie they play against other clubs in the local area (also known as a hub). All games are held on Saturday mornings and can be played at either Pine Rivers United grounds or away at an opponent’s ground.

MiniRoos, under 8′s play a game consisting of 2 x 20 minutes halves. Teams play 7 v 7 with interchange payers . The players play on a field 40m x 30m. Under 8′s also see the introduction of the goalkeepers and throw ins.

Under 8 players will be placed into teams of 7 players minimum. This will occur during Muster Day. These teams will train together on Wednesday nights and play together on the weekends in a home and away format. ie they play against other clubs in the local area (also known as a hub). All games are held on Saturday mornings and can be played at either Pine Rivers United grounds or away at an opponent’s ground.

Under 9, 10 & 11

The under 9, 10 & 11 age groups will play at home and away ie they play against other clubs in the local area (also known as a hub). All games are held on Saturday mornings and can be played at either Pine Rivers United grounds or away at an opponent’s ground.

MiniRoos, under 9′s play a game consisting of 2 x 20 minutes halves. Teams play 7 v 7 with interchange players. The players play on a minimum field size of 40m x 30m and up to a maximum field size of 50m x 40m.

Under 9 players will be placed into teams of 7 players minimum. This will occur during Muster Day. These teams will train together on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and play together on the weekends. These teams will play home and away throughout the season.

For the under 10’s & 11’s, they play a game consisting of 2 x 25 minute halves. Teams play 9 v 9 (including a goalkeeper) with interchange players (a minimum of 9 players per team). The players play on a minimum field size of 60m x 40m and up to a maximum field size of 70m x 50m.

Under 10 & 11 players will be placed into teams of 9 players. These teams will train together on Tuesday and Thursday nights and play together on the weekends. These teams will play home and away throughout the season.

Football Brisbane has introduced to the under 9, 10 & 11 age groups a concept based upon playing skills and experience – Geckos, Goannas and Komodo Dragons. Briefly the groupings are as follows:

Geckos

Players in the team are of minimal skill or are new to the sport and need time to learn rules and develop skills and teamwork. These teams will play either in-house or in hubs, depending on the club.

Goannas

Players in the team have average skills, played the sport previously and as such know the rules and how to play as a team and can engage in matches with minimal instruction from their coach. These teams will play in-house or in hubs, depending on the club.

Komodo Dragons

Players in the team have average to above average skills. Matches are usually played with speed, skill and tactics. These teams will play in either, the North, West or South zone. Therefore, travel between clubs will be required.

The number of hubs within each zone will be dependent on the number of team nominations.

To ensure that players are grouped accordingly, they will be assessed on their skills and then they will be grouped accordingly. Once the players are appropriately grouped, the teams will be formed. This will allow players to be placed in a group that best suits them and will allow them to develop their skills, play against similar skilled players and enjoy the game.

Click here for FAQ Under 10 & 11 Grouping

What age group do I play in?

The minimum age of any registered player eligible to participate in any football game shall be where a player is turning 5 by the end of the calendar year in which they register. The player’s age group will depend upon the year of birth as follows:

Under 6 – Players attaining the age of 5 years in registration year

Under 7 – Players attaining the age of 7 years in registration year

Under 8 – Players attaining the age of 8 years in registration year

Under 9 – Players attaining the age of 9 years in registration year

Under 10 – Players attaining the age of 10 years in registration year

Under 11 – Players attaining the age of 11 years in registration year

Note that the Club will make every effort to place players in their appropriate age group as determined by their date of birth. For any player wishing to play out of their appropriate age group, they must have exceptional circumstances.

 

 

 

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