U9-U12 INFORMATION

When are U9 - U12 sessions

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All U9 - U12 games are played on a Saturday morning. U11's and U12's can spill into early afternoon. 


When and where is training?

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Training times and field maps can be found HERE


What uniform do I need? 

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U6-U12 teams are to purchase their own playing shirt, shorts and socks.  Shin guards are mandatory and studded boots are strongly recommended, both of which also need to be purchased. You can purchase uniform through our uniform supplier, Statewide sports. Click HERE.




Playing Format and Rules

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The U9 age groups introduce goalkeepers and play 7  a-side on approximately 1/4 pitch with two x 20 minute halves. Training timetables can be found HERE. Games are on Saturday morning. The emphasis is on building skills in preparation for competitive football. The U9 age group is softly graded in leagues such as Kangaroo, Wallaby and Quokka. 


The U10 to U11 age groups play 9-a-side on 1/2 size pitches with 25 minutes in each half.   Team training times can be found HERE. These age groups are softly graded into the Kangaroo, Wallaby and Quokka leagues, although no league tables will be published.


The U12 age group is now considered Juniors and whilst the play 9-a-side on 1/2 size pitches with 25 minutes in each half, they are also graded into divisions.  The expectations of competitive football are introduced to provide players, coaches and managers a season to learn the ropes. Team sheets and match sheets will still be loaded however there will be no public facing ladders.  Match results may also be taken into consideration for Under 13 Grading in 2023. Again, this is not mandatory, but is encouraged and assists in painting a holistic picture. 


Under 12 Playing Format - click HERE



Team Coaches and Managers

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We ask for parent volunteer coach and/or coaches for each team and a dedicated manager to be the central point of contact for team communication. 

At the end of training, we ask that our parent community assist with packing up of the fields, including goals, to ensure the fields are quickly accessible for the next age group starting training. 

All coaches and managers must register as a volunteer through PlayFootball and provide a Bluecard (working with children) check. There is no cost for this and Taringa Rovers assists you with this quick process. 



Fixtures 

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Fixtures are available on the Sports TG website.

This should be checked on the day of the match as it is subject to change without notice.

There is also an app that can be used to set up reminders and check away game locations - info HERE.

Coaches and Managers should also be familiar with Football Brisbane’s Extreme weather policy which governs what should occur in games in the event of certain weather conditions.  Click HERE


Ground use Info for training and games

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Please see instructions HERE with guidelines for use of the grounds during training & on game days.


Coaching Resources: 

Please see HERE for the FFA coaching resources for this age group and HERE for the FFA National Curriculum.

Click HERE for PlayFootball program resources.

Click HERE for NAB Skills Series Session Library

Click HERE for the Playing Format and Rules 

Click HERE for a list of positive phrases to use on game day



Home Matches

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Goals:  

Teams playing 1st on a Saturday morning are to set up goals on the field.  

Teams playing last are to return goals to fence on Carnarvon Rd side of the field - if there isn't another team warming up to play after yours then it's likely you are the last to play.

Referees:

Home teams are responsible for providing the referee.  The club has some junior players who will be refereeing the U9-U11 matches but home teams should be ready to provide a referee if no club referee is available.


Match rules & info can be found here:

U8-U11: https://www.playfootball.com.au/sites/play/files/2020-01/Playing-Formats-and-Rules.pdf

U12:


Jerseys

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Teams to wear the Blue and White jersey's unless opposition in Blue and White, then to wear bibs available from the club canteen. When laundering team jerseys, please keep them all together and launder them all together via a team laundry roster. Do not send individual jerseys home with individual players. This keeps the jerseys looking the same and ensures they return at the same time.


Wet weather procedure

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The status of the Taringa Rovers grounds is shown on the home page top right-hand side - see here.

The status of away grounds is listed at www.fqmetro.com.au/wet-weather/junior-weather-updates/

Note that it is the status of the ground that determines whether or not a game goes ahead, not necessarily the weather.  If rain forecast or after a rain period it's a good idea to check the status of the ground just prior to leaving home.


CONTACT

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Please email Glenn u9-u12coordinator@taringarovers.com.au with any queries.

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