MiniRoos is the name and brand for small-sided football (i.e. smaller pitches and teams of less than 11 players). Please note that we previously called U6-U9 age groups Sub-Juniors and U10-U11 were ‘Juniors’.
MiniRoos football caters for our youngest players to give them an introduction to the game. Ranging in age groups from Under 6 through to Under 11s, the purpose is to give children the basic skills of playing this low-contact team sport in a friendly, fun environment.
Ages U6 and U7 play on a smaller field (30m*20m) with a size 3 ball. The teams play with 4-a-side and games are divided into two halves – each half lasting 15 minutes. There is a 5 minute break in between.
The U8 and U9 age groups introduce goalkeepers and play 7-a-side on a larger field (50m by 40m) with 20 minutes in each half. Here the emphasis is on building skills in preparation for competitive football.
The U10 and U11 age groups play 9-a-side on 3/4 size pitches (U11 may play on a full-size pitch between the penalty boxes) with a size 4 ball. These age groups will be graded into divisions, although no leagues tables will be published.
Parents must read the website regularly to find out what is happening for the MiniRoos. News and details of upcoming events will appear on the home page in the News and Events sections.
Other information will appear under the MiniRoos sub-menu on the left hand side. Please make sure you familiarise yourself with the website as this is the most effective method of keeping parents up to date. Information provided includes details of training times and venues, games, events and any important information that needs to be relayed quickly.
It is the responsibility of every parent to know about the day-to-day issues concerning their child’s team. To do this,
1. Check the website
2. Contact your Team Manager
3. Contact your Age Co-ordinator
4. Contact your Sub-Junior VP
Supervision of Children
For safety reasons, children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times – whether at training or games. Children cannot be dropped off at a ground and left until the end of training or games. If parents have to leave the ground for any reason, you MUST make clear arrangements with other adults in your team, identifying who is responsible for your child in your absence. You must provide contact numbers in the event of an emergency and ensure you return to the ground at the agreed time.
It is not the responsibility of the Coach or Team Manager to babysit children.
Please visit the online shop to purchase club kit.
All children are required to have their own match shirts, shorts and socks and will be responsible for ensuring they have them ready for games each week.
Prohibited Employment Declaration
Any person taking on any role within the Club – whether coaching, managing, refereeing, coordinating or on the committee – is required by FFA to complete a Working With Children Check and forward it to the registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please make sure you include the Team Name and Age Group in the email.