Mini Roos – U8 to U11

Mini Roos are boys and girls aged from U8 through to U11. Playing predominantly on a Saturday morning, they training once (1) or twice (2) a week (depending on level and coaches).

Teams are graded via Football Operations. The grading are as directed by FV:

Kangaroos → strong grasp of football skills

Wallabies → beginning to/or developing their football skills

Joeys → little or no previous experience

On opportunity for regrading takes place at conclusion of Round 3.

Game formats are as follows;

U8 & 9 7v7 (4subs) 1/4 pitch

U10 & 11 9v9 (5subs) 1/2 pitch

All parents are expected to participate with supporting the teams to setup pitches, referee games, bring oranges and participate in team and club.

Our Mini Roos receive:

Quality volunteer coaching and clear development pathways.

An inclusive environment – both competition and community style teams to cater to different abilities.

Registration with Football Federation Victoria and insurance fees.

Training & playing on our modern synthetic pitch

All players (U8 to U18) will receive their playing kit: Shirt, Shorts & Socks.

Use of training & playing equipment (balls, bibs, cones, goals etc)

End of season presentation day – Award trophies such as ‘Players Player’, ‘Coaches’ award etc will also be presented at the end of season celebration.

All teams are expected to participate in ‘Team Photo’ fundraising.

KickOff

U6 starts with the start of the season in April 18th and runs to the 4th Sept. Just for kicks runs a term 1 program however you need to book and pay for this separately if you would like to join this.

U8’s training is start date is dependent on the coach, we have asked all coaches to follow up with their teams, so we hope you will hear from them soon. Some teams have started training however given that the season starts on 18th April, they are not required to start training yet and may opt to start training closer to the start of the season.