Miniroos is for players aged between 4 and 11. It’s all about fun and teamwork, with small-sided games on small fields, suited to the age of the players. Players take part in one training session during the week, after school, and a match on the weekend. From age 7, development-focussed players can try out for a SAP League team, with twice weekly training.
The 2022 season runs from 2 April to 27 August. Detailed dates are here.
Click here to register, and remember your Active Kids voucher (with $100 off the rego fee, a season of football is a very low-cost activity). When you register, you can include names of friends your player would like to play with.
Your player will receive a shirt for the season and you’ll need to buy shorts and socks from us (online or at an Open Day). Your player also needs boots and shin pads. Check out our pre-season Boot Swap (on Open Days) for pre-loved boots. More details about kit here.
Mixed Miniroos is for boys and girls. Teams are referred to as “U” for “Under”, for example a “U6” team includes boys and girls turning 6 in 2021. Games are on Saturdays. For our youngest players, games start at 8:30, 9 or 9:30. Home games are at Auluba. Away games are at other fields, in nearby suburbs. Training is one night a week at Auluba, Howson or Comenarra. For our youngest players, training is typically Wednesday 5:30 at Auluba. The training schedule is usually set by early March, with one or two training sessions scheduled before the season gets started.
Some families prefer their daughter to play with a mixed team, others prefer an all-girls environment. Some like to do both! Girls (any age) can join a Mixed team (Saturday games), AND/OR a Girls team (Sunday games), with just one registration.
Girls turning 5, 6 or 7 can join our G6/7 introductory program, held alternate Sunday mornings at Auluba and Montview (Hornsby). Run by professional coaches, the program includes group skills and small games (no set teams). Training is Friday afternoon at Auluba. We anticipate there will also be G8, G9, G10 and G11 girls-only teams.
For more information about girls football, click here.
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Smiling, giggling, celebrating….this is our aim each weekend for MiniRoos players. You will see parents encouraging, supporting and cheering both sets of players each weekend, creating a positive and enjoyable MiniRoos experience.
Players take part in small sided games with modified field sizes and playing numbers. As a player progresses through the MiniRoos age groups the field size increases as well as player numbers, preparing them eventually for the full size field version of 11v11 football.
Each game has a Game Leader who facilitates the game, ensuring all players stay true to the rules and everyone is included and enjoying themselves. Games follow the national playing formats and rules.
SAP League (U8 to U11)
If your player is keen to develop their skills, Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP) could be for them. SAP is the top division for U8-U11 age groups. It is a pathway to rep football (Northern Tigers), and involves:
- 15 team competitions from 12 clubs in each age group
- Under 8 to Under 11 age groups
- Minimum training twice per week with an experienced and certified coach
- Overseen by an experienced and certified Technical Director and Club Coach Coordinator
- Occasional training sessions and games with Northern Tigers teams
- Games played at set locations including Gala Days
- Training at Howson or Auluba ovals (subject to NSFA allocations)
For each SAP team, we hope to also form a DEV (development) team, which also has twice-weekly training. Players will be graded into either SAP or Dev according to past performance and trial results. There are also Community teams for each age group (with training once a week).
There are additional costs associated with SAP and DEV teams to support coaching. And there are expectations on players in terms of attendance and attitude at training and game days. It is the best possible learning environment for young players to increase their football skills and play the best teams from other participating clubs.
SAP/Dev teams will be largely finalised late November or early December, although some players may be taken on later. Detailed information on coaching and costs will be provided.
Trials are held in November. For more information, email our friendly VP for Miniroos.