See also Club Policies
No Pay, No Play.
Players who haven't paid their registration fee 24 hours prior to kickoff may not play matches for Glen Eira. Applies to all fixtures and tournaments against other clubs. Excludes friendly matches and intra-club friendlies.
This policy reduces the risk borne by the club by ensuring that players have a basic level of insurance coverage from the associations. Section 1.8.2.a. of the FFV’s Rules of Competition states:
All Players taking the field of play (or training) must be insured through FFV’s Insurer (or as otherwise allowed by FFV). The Player’s insurance will be collected by FFV at the time of Player payment for registration via the Club Finance System (refer to the Summary of Cover as posted on FFV Website for policy details).
The policy also reduces the administrative overhead of chasing unpaid or partially paid players for their fees.
Borrowing Players Policy
Players may not play for another team unless their coach and parents consent.
Teams wishing to borrow players from another team should seek permission from the coach of that team first. If the coach consents then you still need to clear it with the player’s parents as well.
This policy is designed to prevent teams being destabilised by the unexpected tiring/injury/loss of their players because they are playing for someone else.
See also Player Shortages.
Shin guards for players up to U16 must be worn at training.
This policy is designed to prevent unnecessary injuries. Of course they must worn at matches too, that is in the rules.
The policy doesn’t apply to older players because they should be easing up and not going in hard at training sessions.
Training Expectations – Graded Teams
Players in graded teams are expected to attend 2 training sessions per week. Graded team players unable to regularly attend one of their own team's training sessions due to other commitments, should make up their second session by training with another team each week.
Juniors don’t subsidise Seniors
Club funds generated by junior teams shall not be used to subsidise the operation of senior teams.
Senior teams can be expensive to run. In order to fulfill the club’s aim of providing as much opportunity as possible to play football, we need to keep the fees down and this is easier if the senior teams are financially independent.
Players who attend at least 80% of the normal training sessions shall receive equal game time. Up to U12 it applies to every match. From U13 upwards it applies over the course of the season.
See also Squad Sizes.
For teams U12 upwards, the Team Manager may choose nominate up to 3 players to receive larger merit-based trophies as awards.
Every U8 to U11 player is provided with a Participation Trophy on Family Gala Day. Excludes Development Squads
Every 5-7yo Kickoff participant is provided with a Participation Medal on Family Gala Day.
Tournament entry fees are to be covered by the participants.
In the past the club covered/subsidised tournament entry fees to encourage teams to participate in tournaments. This has been withdrawn because:
Certification of Coaches
All Glen Eira coaches should hold a current coaching certification appropriate for the age level of their team.
See also Coach Education.