AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls is Northern NSW Football’s introductory football program for girls aged 5-11.
With the vision to be the largest and most popular sport in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has launched AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off as a key priority initiative to further grow participation in the game and convert participants to fans.
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 the world game.
AIA Vitality 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 AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off.
Our AIA Vitality 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 AIA Vitality 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.
Locations & Registration
Registrations open July 25 2016
4.30 – 5.30pm
Kirkwood Street, Armidale
> Register for Armidale here
4.30 – 5.30pm
Mclean St Fields
Mclean Street, Coffs Harbour
> Register for Coffs Harbour here
National Park No. 4
Union Street, Cooks Hill
> Register for Cooks Hill here
Water Street, Forster
> Register for Forster/Tuncurry here
4.30 – 5.30
Margaret West Playing Fields
Myall Road, Garden Suburb
> Register for Garden Suburb here
4.30 – 5.30pm
Cambridge Street, South Grafton
> Register for Grafton here
Union Street, South Lismore
> Register for Lismore here
Maitland Park (next to hockey fields)
Elgin Street, Maitland
> Register for Maitland here
Gordan Street, Port Macquarie
> Register for Port Macquarie here
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
13 Park Road, Speers Point
> Register for Speers Point here
Gipp St Oval
Gipp Street, Tamworth
> Register for Tamworth here
Thomas Street, Wallsend
> Register for Wallsend here
The AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls program cost $120, which includes a MiniRoos Participant Pack. The pack contains some great items including a back-pack, ball, drink bottle, player cards and poster. For an extra $20 your daughter will receive their very own 2016 MiniRoos for Girls jersey!
What to wear/bring:
- Participants can wear either football boots or joggers/sandshoes.
- Participants must wear shin pads
- Participants are encouraged to wear their MiniRoos for Girls jersey to each session (if purchased) however this is not a requirement.
- Participants must bring their MiniRoos Ball to each sessions
- Drink bottle
Each MiniRoos Kick- Off for Girls centre has a dedicated centre coordinator. These centre coordinators are the parents and participants point of contact 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):
Are facilitators of fun football practices, each program leader will be responsible for a group of 10 participants, and will stick 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 encouraging 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.
MiniRoos Kick-Off Session Plan
Each week the program leaders will run their session based on the AIA Vitality 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 MiniRoos Kick-off is not “technically oriented” and is based on fun game like practices to encourage participation in and enjoyment of football.
Can I register my daughter by herself or with friends?
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 can not 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.
How do I register for MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls?
Registration is completed online via Fox Sports Pulse. 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 AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls program
- FFA Sport Accident Insurance
- AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off participant pack (Back pack, Ball, Drink Bottle, player cards, poster)
For an additional $20 you can purchase a MiniRoos for Girls Jersey.
What size shirts should I order?
Please see shirt size guide below for approximate measurements.
|Size / Measurements (CM)||Body Length||Chest||Best Suited for Average Age|
|Youth Extra Small||54||38||5 & 6|
|Youth Small||56||39.5||6, 7 & 8|
|Youth Medium||57.5||41.5||8, 9 & 10|
|Youth Large||59.5||44||9, 10 & 11|
|Youth Extra Large||61.5||46.5||10 & 11|
|Adult Small||63.5||49||11 +|
What about refunds?
If you require a refund you must notify the program administrator 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 participating 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 daughters 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?
A MiniRoos Kick- Off for Girls session may be cancelled for the below three (3) reasons. In all instances you will be contacted via SMS 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.
There is a provision for a one week catch up of a cancelled session during the 14th – 18th of December. Please note there are no refunds for missed session due to the below natural occurrences.
- 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 email and SMS. 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 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 thunderstorms occur, 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.