Under 6, 7 & 8 Information

Under 6, 7 & 8 Information  

Westminster Warriors holds and competes in small-sided game competitions for the Under 6, 7 & 8 age groups.  

When forming our Under 6 - Under 8 teams, preferences will be given for returning players from the previous season to return to their previous season team, up until we have our afternoon where players get allocated to their teams.   

Soon after sign-on days, the club Registrar and Committee members will spend time organising data to form teams.  We always do our best to place every player who has registered into a team.  Unfortunately, there are times when this may not be possible due to lack of numbers or too many players in an age group.  In this case, you will be notified and any fees that have been paid refunded, and clothing can be returned and refunded if not worn.  We can also refer you onto another local club at your request.   


 ·         Registration Terms and Conditions  

At the time of registering, special requests can be made for players, e.g., to play with friends; to be coached by a certain coach; or a preferred training night.  Again, we attempt/try to give players their requests, but this is not always possible.  If you want to make a special request after registering, please contact the Registrar immediately on registrar@westminstersc.org.au   

Generally, teams will also be formed after consideration of all “Request to Play with a Friend” forms which can be completed and received at sign-on.  

·         Request to Play with a Friend Form  

Teams are not graded on ability however, from time-to-time situations may arise, through no fault of anyone, that one or more teams are either far superior, or far inferior, in ability compared with other Westminster teams.  

Westminster Warriors strives to ensure that the children enjoy their football, and even though scores are not recorded in small-sided games, when one or more teams are consistently beaten by large scores, their enthusiasm for the game quickly diminishes.   

Players need to be aged appropriately for that age group e.g., as at 31 December the previous year, if the child is aged 5 years, then you are able to play in the U6 competition – (this means your child is turning 6 sometime during that season).  Proof of age is required for new players, e.g., birth certificate or passport.  


Travelling – The competition may involve some traveling depending on the age groups. All matches are played on Saturday, typically between 8am and 11am, except for the odd occasion where a replayed or rescheduled match may need to be played mid-week in the afternoon.   

Games are 15 minutes halves (U6-U7) and 20 minutes halves (U8) with a 5 minute break in between the halves.  There are normally 8-9 players allocated per team with 6 players (including a goal keeper on the field at any one time).  The remaining 2-3 players are rotated through by the Coach/Manager onto the field.  Westminster Warriors Soccer Club pledges equal playing time for ALL PLAYERS regardless of the player’s ability and also the option to play with a friend.


·         Equal Playing Time  

The club attempts to supply our own trained referees to save you as a parent or a coach/manager having to referee the game. There are no extra game fees to be paid each week.  

Training for this age group is only 1 day per week and typically for 1 hour.  Preference for training this age group is in the afternoons anytime between 4:00pm till 6:00pm (age appropriate) and after agreement with your coach and club management (depending on the number of teams, times available and availability of your coach).  


·         Team Training Information

Coaches and Managers – one parent is required to be the coach of the team and likewise one parent is required to be the manager of the team.  A team allocation day is held prior to the season were the players of the teams are announced along with the coach and managers (or search to find).  Should we not have any persons nominated for coach and manager, they will be asked for on the day (this normally is not a problem as there is always someone wishing to coach and manage in most teams).  If you are interested then indicate in the registration process when you are registering if you are wishing to coach or manage a team.  There is a REQUIREMENT to hold a Blue Card if you are the Coach or Manager of any team, regardless whether your child is in that team or not.  Blue Cards are free as volunteers and our Secretary will only be too happy to assist you in the application for a blue card.  

All players are expected to abide by all Club Behaviour requirements.  

·        
Code of Behaviour for Players