Sub-junior football caters for our youngest players to give them an introduction to the game. Ranging in age groups from Under 6 through to Under 8's, the purpose is to give children - boys and girls alike - the basic skills of playing this low-contact team sport in a friendly, fun environment. For this reason, the children are not graded, no competition tables are kept and every effort is made to place them in teams with their friends or with others from the same school.
Ages Under 6 and 7 play on a smaller field 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 age group introduces goalkeepers and play 7 a side on a larger field with 20 minutes in each half.
Once the children reach the Under 9 age group, they begin the introduction to Junior football and therefore are moved into the Junior category for our Club. Here the emphasis is on building skills in preparation for competitive football. The game changes slightly to 20 minutes a side with a slightly larger ball on a 3/4 size field and the game is played with 9 a side. Children can elect to be graded.
Parents must read the website regularly to find out what is happening for the Sub-juniors. Urgent information will appear on the Home page under News. You may have to select "All the News" option to get the entire list of information.
Other information will appear under the Sub-juniors 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. This includes information on training, 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. This is considered a serious breach of the Code of Conduct and may result in children being de-registered from the Club.
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.
Olympus Sports are now selling match shirts.
All children are required to have their own match shirts 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, Co-ordinating or on the Committee - is required by the NSW Government to complete a Prohibited Employment Declaration form and return it to the Sub Junior VP. Please make sure you include the Team Name and Age Group on your form.
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