What is MiniRoos?
MiniRoos is a modified form of 11-a-side football, based on what is referred to as Small Sided Football. It is designed to meet the needs of players under the age of 12, who have very different developmental characteristics and needs to adult players. The philosophy of MiniRoos focuses on enjoyment and freedom of expression with limited emphasis on coaching per se, particularly in the formative years of a player’s development. Almost without exception, young players in the major footballing nations of the world are introduced to the game through small-sided football. Brazil, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Japan, USA and Korea all introduce their young players to the game using this approach. Considerable research has been conducted into the benefits of small-sided football in many of these countries.
Overwhelmingly, the findings have shown that small-sided football are enjoyed more by children and are a more effective method of improving their technical ability as footballers (compared to 11-a-side football).
2016 Team Information
Monash City FC will have multiple teams at each of the Miniroos age levels
U7, U8, U9, U10 & U11
The U7 & U8s train once a week (night TBD) and play a match on Sunday Mornings.
The U9, U10 & U11 train twice a week (nights TBD) and play a match on Sunday Mornings/Afternoons.
Each of the teams will be place into a league (Kangas, Wallabies or Joeys) that align with their skill level. This ensures the young players are align to other players of a similar skill level and allows them a competetive environment to best develop their skills.
How do I register?
You can submit a online registration form here. If you need more information please contact the club on firstname.lastname@example.org
When will the program commence?
February 08th 2016
Where will training be?
Argyle Reserve, Kinrade Street, Hughesdale
Time & Days : TBD
Does Monash City FC grade players?
Yes we do grade players but NOT to keep the advanced players and turn away the beginners. We will create a teams for as many players that would like to play football at Monash City FC provided we have enough coaches, we will not turn away anyone based on ability.
The reason we grade players is because we need to tailor training or place players in teams to suit player’s abilities. Some players may have advanced abilities and may need to have training that is a little more challenging but others may be just starting out or may require a little more time to develop so training may not be as intense.
What are the fees?
U7 : $420
U8 : $460
U9, U10, U11 : $490
What do I get for my registration fees?
The fee includes the following:
- Qualified skills coach.
- Registration with the Football Federation of Victoria and insurance fees.
- Club playing/training shirt, shorts, socks.
- Club tracksuit
- Use of training equipment (balls, bibs, cones & goals).
- Contribution towards council fees for ground and clubroom leases.
- End of season presentation with participation trophy.
- Team photo
Do I have to do anything?
Depending on numbers we may need a parent volunteer to help with some of the drills at training. Each family will also be rostered on canteen duty or assigned some responsibilities on game day 1-2 times per season.
How do I join up for a team?
Contact the club at the e-mail address below to express your interest or attend one of our open days.
What do I need to bring?
Each player must have their own football boots, shin guards and a drink bottle.
Where can I find out more information on the MiniRoos Program?
You can find out more at the MiniRoos website
Have more questions?
please email us at email@example.com