ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls

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ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls is Northern NSW Football’s introductory football program for girls aged 5-11.
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Locations and Registrtions

With the vision to be the largest and most popular sport in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has launched ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off as a key priority initiative to further grow participation in the game and develop Australia’s love for the world game.

It uses short, game-based sessions to introduce the sport of football to newcomers in a fun and inclusive way and provides grassroots football participants with more playing options and opportunities to try Football.

ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off has been developed in line with the game-sense philosophy of sport participation. This approach to sport delivery emphasises a move away from traditional coach dominated sessions to those that are player-centred, using game-like situations rather than technical drills.

This type of environment teaches the fundamentals of a sport in a fun, engaging, and inclusive environment that focuses on enjoyment rather than results. It should be no surprise to parents that the more fun their child has, the more likely they are to continue playing. This is the overarching tenet that guides ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off.

Our ALDI MiniRoos Kick- Off for Girls program runs for 1 hour a week for 10 weeks during term 4.  Each session consists of a 30 minute skills session and a 30 minute game. The program is split into two stages with a session plan for girls aged 5-8 and one for girls aged 9-11.

Benefits of ALDI MiniRoos Kick Off for Girls

  • Fun, football game-based sessions that build fundamental motor skills;
  • Non-competitive activities to improve confidence and self esteem
  • Low participant-to-coach ratio resulting in greater individual engagement;
  • Experience the football basics
  • Merchandise packs for new participants, including backpack, ball and more.

 

Check out the ALDI MiniRoos for Girls Kick-Off FAQs section below – For any further enquiries, please contact Nyssa Suchanow at nsuchanow@northernnswfootball.com.au or call 02 4941 7206


Locations & Registration

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Centre: Armidale
Day: Tuesday
Start Date: 10/10/2017
Time: 4.30-5.30pm
Location: Wicklow Park, Kirkwood Street, Armidale
Coordinator: Jenna Campbell
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Centre: Coffs Harbour
Day: Thursday
Start Date: 12/10/2017
Time: 4.30-5.30pm
Location: Mclean St fields, Mclean Street, Coffs Harbour
Coordinator: Helen Mosley
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Centre: Forster
Day: Wednesday
Start Date: 11/10/2017
Time: 4.30-5.30pm
Location: Boronia Park
Coordinator: Jess Evans
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Centre: Garden Suburb
Day: Thursday
Start Date: 12/10/2017
Time: 4.30-5.30pm
Location: Margaret West Playing Fields, Myall Road, Garden Suburb
Coordinator: Shania Hedley
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Centre: Lismore
Day: Tuesday
Start Date: 10/10/2017
Time: 4.30-5.30pm
Location: Riverview Park, Union Street, Lismore
Coordinator: Wendy Britton
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Centre: Maitland
Day: Wednesday
Start Date: 11/10/2017
Time: 4.30-5.30pm
Location: Maitland Park, Elgine St, Maitland
Coordinator: TBC
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Centre: Nelson Bay
Day: Monday
Start Date: 9/10/2017
Time: 4.30-5.30pm
Location: Tomaree Sport Complex, Nelson Bay
Coordinator: Emma Brown
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Centre: Port Macquarie
Day: Monday
Start Date: 9/10/2017
Time: 4.30-5.30pm
Location: Macquarie Park, Gordon Street, Port Macquarie
Coordinator: Laurence Barlow
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Centre: Speers Point
Day: Tuesday
Start Date: 10/10/2017
Time: 4.00-5.00pm
Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, 13 Park Road, Speers Point
Coordinator: TBC
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Centre: Tamworth
Day: Wednesday
Start Date: 11/10/2017
Time: 4.00-5.00pm
Location: Gipp Street Fields, Tamworth
Coordinator: Maree Wise
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Centre: Wallsend
Day: Wednesday
Start Date: 11/10/2017
Time: 4.30-5.30pm
Location: Wallsend Oval, Thomas St, Wallsend
Coordinator: Shania Hedley
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Centre: Waratah
Day: Tuesday
Start Date: 10/10/2017
Time: 4.30-5.30pm
Location: Waratah Park No. 3, Young Street, Waratah
Coordinator: Shania Hedley
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Registration Fee and MiniRoos Participant Pack

The ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls program cost $120, which includes a MiniRoos Participant Pack. The pack contains some great items including a bag, ball, lunch Box, drink bottle, player cards and poster.

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What to wear/bring:

  • Participants can wear either football boots or joggers/sandshoes.
  • Participants must wear shin pads
  • Participants are encouraged to wear their ALDI MiniRoos for Girls jersey to each session (if purchased) however this is not a requirement.
  • Participants must bring their MiniRoos Ball to each session
  • Drink bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Centre Coordinators:

Each ALDI MiniRoos Kick- Off for Girls centre has a dedicated centre coordinator. These centre coordinators are the point of contact for parents and participants and are there to ensure all sessions run smoothly and efficiently.

Their role within the program is too:

  • Promote the program locally and through existing networks;
  • Be the point of contact for parents and participants
  • Manage Program Leaders
  • Manage the operational aspects of the program, including equipment, program set-up, facility management, and program delivery; and
  • Work with the Northern NSW Football to manage all program enquiries.

Centre coordinators are all accredited coaches

Program Leader (coaches): 

Our Program leaders/ coaches are facilitators of fun football practices. Each program leader will be responsible for a group of 10 participants and will remain with that group for the duration of the program.

Their role within the program is too:

  • Plan, prepare, deliver, and review each and every session;
  • Keep the games moving fluently, limiting stoppages and encourage all players;
  • Create an environment that ensures all players have fun and have maximum involvement; and
  • Be flexible, patient and positive.

Each program leader has undertaken a Grassroots Football Coaching certificate and is able to offer your daughter the best possible football experience while gaining confidence and learning new football skills.

ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off Session Plan

Each week the program leaders will run their session based on the ALDI MiniRoos session plans provided by FFA. There are two session plans for kids aged 5-8 and 9-11. The session plans have been developed to ensure your daughter gets the most benefit out of every session, enabling them to gain confidence while learning new skills and having fun!

It should be noted that ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off program is an introductory program and as such, is not “technically oriented”. The program is based on fun game like practices to encourage participation and enjoyment of football.

 

 

 

Team App and ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls.

Team App is a hub for information and communication needs, sending instant push notifications to your smartphone or tablet, information can also be accessed via your home computer.

In 2017, ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls will utilise Team App for all our communication needs. Once registered for the program, please download Team App on your smart phone, or create an account on your computer and search for ALDI MiniRoos for Girls. You will then need to request access to the group on team App of the location you registered for.

How to download and use Team App


FAQ

Can I register my daughter by herself or with friends?

ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls allows individual registrations. If you would like to register with friends, you can notify the program manager via email with a list of friends your daughter would like to be grouped with. However, we cannot accommodate for large age differences in the same group due to the nature of the program.

I can’t attend all session, am I still able to register?

Yes, the program has been designed so that each week focuses on a different aspect. Missing a week will not affect the overall running and benefit of the program. However, we ask that you please notify your program leader that you will not be attending via teamapp!

How do I register for MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls?

Registration is completed online via Sports TG. Payment is via credit or debit card. To register please follow this link

If you are having trouble registering please contact Northern NSW Football on (02) 4941 7200

What does my Registration Fee include?

The $120 registration fee Includes

  • 10 week ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls program
  • FFA Sport Accident Insurance
  • ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off participant pack (Bag, Ball, Lunch Box Drink Bottle, player cards, poster)

For an additional $20 you can purchase an ALDI MiniRoos for Girls 2017 Jersey.

What size shirts should I order?

Please see shirt size guide below for approximate measurements.


Size Body Length Chest Best Suited for Average Age
4 46.8 36.5 5 & 6
6 51.8 39 6, 7 & 8
8 56.8 41.5 8, 9 & 10
10 61.8 44 9, 10 & 11
12 66.8 46.5 10 & 11
14 71.8 49 11 +

 


What about refunds?

If you require a refund you must notify the program manager in writing no later than 14 days prior to the start of the program. You acknowledge and agree that FFA and Northern NSW Football are not required to refund the registration fee in full if you have not provided the aforementioned notice. Following cancellation, you and your child will have no entitlement to participate in the program or receive the participant pack.

If you are seeking a refund after the above period, extenuating circumstances will be judged on their own merit and refunds paid at the discretion of Northern NSW Football in accordance to the MiniRoos Kick- Off terms and conditions. Refunds will not be given for change of mind once your daughter has participated in the program.

What time should we arrive?

Participants should arrive at the centre at least 10 minutes before the program is scheduled to start, this will ensure maximum time participating in program activities.

What time will the program end?

The program will run for an hour each week.

Are parents required to stay each week?

No, parents are able to drop off their children and return when the program is over. However, it is recommended that parents watch the sessions so they are better able to engage with their daughter’s football after the program has ceased.

Please note that if you leave for the duration of the program you MUST return by the time the program ends.

What happens in the event of wet weather or extreme heat?

An ALDI MiniRoos Kick- Off for Girls session may be cancelled for the below three (3) reasons. In all instances, you will be contacted via Team App to notify you of the session being cancelled, however, in some cases, the session may be cancelled at the start of or during the session.

Please note there are no refunds for missed session due to the below natural occurrences. However, we will aim to provide a catch up session where time is available.

Council ground closure due to heavy or constant rain

In the event persistent or heavy rain which has caused council to determine grounds to be unfit for use, you will be contacted via Team App. Please note some council close their grounds as late as 3.30/4pm. We will endeavour to notify you as early as possible if the session has been cancelled. If you are unsure please contact your local council’s wet weather hotline or check their wet weather webpage.

Excessive heat over 32 degrees at the commencement of the session

In accordance to Northern NSW Footballs Heat Policy, all ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls programs will be cancelled if the temperature at the commencement of the program is over 32 degrees. With higher temperatures now occurring more frequently consideration must be given to the effects of heat and humidity on elite and amateur athletes and particularly children involved in football activities.

Lightning within a 10k radius of the venue

In accordance with Northern NSW Football Lightning Policy, if a thunderstorm occurs, the centre coordinator will use the ‘30-30’ rule to determine the distance of the storm and take appropriate action to suspend activity if less than 10km away. In the first instance, the program will be suspended for half an hour, after which a reassessment of the distance using the ’30-30’rule will take place. If the rule cannot be satisfied on the second occasion the program will be cancelled.  Unless determined by the centre coordinator to end the program due to the inherit risk at the first sign of danger.

How do I register for Team APP?

The NNSWF ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls Program will utilise Team App for all communication needs. Once registered for the program, please download Team App on your smart phone, or create an account on your computer and search for ALDI MiniRoos for Girls. You will then need to request access to the group on team App of the location you registered for.

How to download and use Team App

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