U8-U11 Boys Teams

 

Glen Eira FC offers Miniroos teams for 8 to 11 year old boys.
See What Age Group am I?

 

How to Join

Advanced-Level Teams

  • For advanced-level boys born 2003-2011 inclusive.
  • Development Squads receive professional coaching 3 times per week and on game day.    Additional Fees are payable.

Boys Development Squads provide an environment to maximise player development, ensuring refined techniques, creativity and game insights are transferred into matches (via competitive environment). The players are guided through the relevant age-specific elements of playing a dynamic possession based style of football.

Step 1) Submit the application form

Apply to join Glen Eira
Boys Development Squad
(Advanced-Level only)

Step 2) Attend Trials
  • Team entry is via trials in October/November of the previous year.
  • 2019 Boys Development Squad trials dates are:
    • Sat 20-Oct-2018
    • Sat 03-Nov-2018
    • (A third trial date may be announced)
  • Trials will be held between 9:00am and 4:00pm on the above dates.
  • All players must have received confirmation of their time and venue  prior to attending.
  • All Players are required to wear shin guards.

 

High-Level Teams

For experienced players who are dedicated and focused on the game and their own development. Must be able to commit to 2 training sessions per week and should also find time to practice privately in their own time.

  • U9-U11 Kangaroos-level boys teams
Step 1) Submit the application form

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Step 2) Attend Trials

Trials are held in November 2018

Click here to see High-Level Trials Info including session times.

 

 

Mid-Level Teams

Suitable for boys who are focused on their football and willing to aspire to better themselves. Must be able to commit to 1 – 2 training sessions per week.

  • U8-U11 Wallabies-level boys teams
Step 1) Submit the application form

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Step 2) Attend Team Allocation Sessions

Team Allocation Sessions are held in February 2019

Click here to see information Team Allocation Sessions including session times.

 

 

Social Teams

Friendship-based teams for boys who are in it for the enjoyment of the game and the improved social outcomes/life skills that come from participating in organised team sport.
Must be able to commit to 90% of matches and 1 training session per week.

  • U8-U11 Joeys-level boys teams
Step 1) Submit the application form

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Step 2) Attend Team Allocation Sessions

Team Allocation Sessions are held in February 2019

Click here to see information Team Allocation Sessions including session times.

 

 

 

Matches

Glen Eira’s U8 to U11 boys teams compete in the FFV Miniroos Saturday South competitions. Matches are played on Saturday mornings in terms 2 and 3.  Possible kickoff times are 9am, 10am or 11am, depending on the fixture draw.   From late March onwards, click here to view the Fixture Draw.

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The season consists of 18 rounds — 9 home matches and 9 away matches.

  • Home matches are played at Lord Reserve in Carnegie.
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  • Away matches are typically played against clubs like Brighton, East Bentleigh, Hampton and Sandringham where travel times are typically 15 mins.  Occasionally there might be a 30 to 40-minute journey to play against a team on the Peninsular or in Casey, but these might only be two or three times per season.

 

 

Training

The training schedule is set by the coach. Training is either once or twice per week usually from 6pm till 7pm on Monday to Thursday nights.  In-Season*  training runs from late March through till late August.*Pre-season training starts in late February or March and often occurs on different nights to In-Season training due to limited ground availability.

From late January, click here to see more details on Training Times

 

Fees

Click here to see the Fee Schedule.

 

 

Rules & Results

 

There are a few reasons for not recording the scores that are not always fully understood. The technical aspects of Football in Australia are governed by a National Curriculum. It’s a comprehensive document that aims to ensure that the sport is being taught to consistent standards across the country.

043-140 (2)The National Curriculum divides a player’s development into a number of phases. For MiniRoo players the relevant phase for most is the Discovery Phase, and for the older players, the beginning of the Skill Acquisition Phase.

The aim in the Discovery phase is to learn to love the game, to ‘learn football by playing football’.  Children at this age are still developing their coordination, are ‘self-centred’ so don’t get the team concept yet, and have short attention spans. Removing factors that may limit their enjoyment, like an emphasis on winning, fields that are too big and too many players on the field, increase the likelihood that they will stick with football (and indeed sport in general) until they are ready to learn the skills to be successful.

The aim for the Skill Acquisition phase is self explanatory. The tactics that win games at the Under 10 level are not the same tactics that teach players the skills they will need as their opposition becomes more skillful and intelligent. So by removing the results factor, the emphasis can remain on teaching the core skills that will stick with players throughout their football lives.

So you see that the lack of ladders and results is not about shielding children from the realities of life, as is sometimes suggested. It is about creating an environment that focuses purely on the most important factors for their growth as footballers, enjoyment and learning.

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