Under 9 - Under 15/16 Information

Under 9 - Under 15/16 Information  


Players need to be aged appropriately for that age group e.g., as at 31 December the previous year, if the child is aged 9 years, then you are able to play in the U10 competition – (this means your child is turning 10 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 1pm, except for the odd occasion where a replayed or rescheduled match may need to be played mid-week in the afternoon.   

Games times are as follows:   

 

Age Group  

Match Time 

Half-Time 

Under 9  

20 + 20  

5 mins  

Under 10  

20 + 20  

5 mins  

Under 11  

25 + 25  

5 mins  

Under 12  

25 + 25  

5 mins

Under 13  

30 + 30  

10 mins 

Under 14  

30 + 30  

10 mins  

Under 15/16 Girls & Boys  

35 + 35  

10 mins  


Under 9 to Under 14 (QCSA Competition)
Under 9 up to and including Under 14 can have up to 15 players (male and female) per team.  
  
Under 15/16 Girls (QCSA Competition)
Under 15/16 Girls can register up to 20 players (but only 15 are permitted to be named on the match card or play in each game).  Two players no older than 16 years of age as at 31 December the previous year shall be allowed to register in an Under 15/16 girls competition.  

 

Under 15/16 Boys (QCSA Competition)
Under 15/16 Boys can register up to 20 players (but only 15 are permitted to be named on the match card or play in each game).  Two players no older than 16 years of age as at 31 December the previous year shall be allowed to register in an Under 15/16 boys competition. 
 


Westminster Warriors Soccer Club pledges equal playing time for ALL PLAYERS regardless of the player’s ability and players up to and including Under 10 have the option to request to play with a friend.  
·         Equal Playing Time  
·         Request to Play with a Friend Form  

When forming our Under 9 - Under 15/16 teams, preferences will be given for returning players from the previous season to return to their previous season team (as long as they are registered in time and payment made, etc.), but once a team is filled they will not be guaranteed a position in their previous team, but could be placed in another team, age appropriate if there are positions available.  Players are taken on first come basis.  

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 or contactus@westminstersc.org.au   

Every effort is made to accommodate a player into an appropriate team.  


Uniforms – every player has to have their own emerald green Covo soccer shorts and plain white socks.  These are able to be purchased at sign-on or at the canteen prior to the start of the season and during the season.  Limited boots and shin guards also available for purchase at sign-on days.  Westminster Warriors provide all player jerseys.  Players will not be allowed on the field if they do not have the above-stated shorts or socks.  No other colour or style of shorts/socks is permitted.  

Referees – are normally supplied by the Association, however it is not uncommon not to have a lines person at a match, therefore, you may have to supply a person to assist.  There are no extra referees’ fees to be paid each week (all included in the registration fees).  

Training
- for this age group is only 1 day per week and typically for 60 – 90 minutes.  Preference for training these age groups is in the afternoons anytime between 4:30pm till 7:30pm (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 – Every effort is made by the club to supply a coach for every team.  In the instances where we have no one available, the club will ask that a parent put their hand up to be the coach of the team and likewise one parent is required to be the manager of the team.   The club’s Coaching director will provide support and assistance, and the club will also provide applicable coaching courses for you to attend if that is your desire.  

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