MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls

MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls is Northern NSW Football’s introductory football program for girls aged 4-9.
Summer (post-season) and Spring (pre-season) programs are facilitated across Northern NSW.

If your daughter is interested in playing MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls or winter football – search for a club and register her in an all-girls or mixed team/program in your local region

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Programs

MiniRoos Kick-off For Girls Summer Program (October-December)

Northern NSW Football and enthusiastic Member Clubs are facilitating MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls Summer Programs.

The program will commence the week of 19 October, 2020 with a 45-minute session and will continue for an eight-week program.

The program will run across Northern NSW Football’s seven Member Zones, with various locations hosting programs.

For $100 each participant that registers for this eight-week program receives a MiniRoos Kick-Off Participant Pack valued at $30 that includes a football, drawstring bag, sticker book and activity sheet.

Participants are able to claim their Active Kids Voucher with this program!

Further details and registrations open now.

DETAILS

Participant Pack (Newcastle Jets Branded Example):

Registration Fee: $100 for 8-week program – includes a Participant Pack per registered participant

Active Kids Voucher: Participants can use Active Kids Voucher with the online registration

Date: Commencing week of 19 October 2020

 

Locations & Registrations

Speers Point

Day: Wednesdays
Start Date: 21/10/20
End Date: 9/12/20
Time: 5.00pm – 5.45pm 
Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Cost: $100

Register Here
> I’m using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
and opt out of pack ($70 no pack) 

Kurri Kurri

Day: Thursdays
Time: 5.00pm-5:45pm
Start Date: 22/10/20
End Date: 10/12/20
Venue: Birralee Park, Kurri Kurri
Cost: $100

Register Here
> I’m using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
and opt out of pack ($70 no pack) 

Garden Suburb

Day: Mondays
Start Date: 19/10/20
End Date:
7/12/20
Time:
5:00pm-5:45pm
Venue: Lance York Oval, Garden Suburb
Cost: $100

Register Here
> I’m using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
and opt out of pack ($70 no pack) 

Camden Haven

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: 20/10/20
End Date: 8/12/20
Time: 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Venue: Vince Inmon Sporting Complex
Cost: $100

Register Here
> I’m using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
and opt out of pack ($70 no pack) 


Alstonville

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Start Date: 13/10/20
End Date:
1/12/20
Venue: Geoff Watt Oval, Field 3
Cost: $100

Register Here
> I’m using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
and opt out of pack ($70 no pack) 

Nabiac

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 3:30pm-4:15pm
Start Date:
20/10/20
End Date: 8/12/20
Venue: Nabiac Oval
Cost: $100

Register Here
> I’m using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
and opt out of pack ($70 no pack) 

Lismore

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 5:00pm-5:45pm
Start Date: 21/10/20
End Date: 9/12/20
Venue: Lismore Thistles Soccer FC Fields
Cost: $100

Register Here
> I’m using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
and opt out of pack ($70 no pack) 

Tamworth

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 4:15pm – 5:00pm
Start Date: 21/10/20
End Date:
9/12/20
Venue: Gipps St, Tamworth 
Cost: $100

Register Here
> I’m using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
and opt out of pack ($70 no pack) 


Coonabarabran

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date: 20/10/20
End Date: 8/12/20
Time: 4:45pm-5:30pm
Venue: No. 3 Field, Chappell Ave
Cost: $100

Register Here
> I’m using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
($100 includes pack)
> I’m not using an Active Kids Voucher
and opt out of pack ($70 no pack) 


 

For more information contact NNSWF MiniRoos Development Officers at miniroos@northernnswfootball.com.au or 02 4941 7200

 


Program Communication

TeamApp and 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.

MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls Programs that are facilitated by Northern NSW Football utilise TeamApp for all our communication needs. Once registered for the program, please download TeamApp on your smart phone, or create an account on your computer and search for MiniRoos for Girls. You will then need to request access to the group on TeamApp of the location you registered for.

How to download and use TeamApp: TeamApp Cheat Sheet

 


Program Insight

What is Kick-Off for Girls

With the vision to be the largest and most popular sport in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has launched 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 and a child’s imagination to engage and 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.

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 MiniRoos Kick-Off. If your child has a smile on their face and they leave the program excited to continue to participate in sport, we are satisfied.

Northern NSW Football offers several MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls opportunities throughout the year, a pre-season program (January to February), Special Event Programs and a post-season program (October to Dec).

Our MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls Summer Program (postseason) runs for 45-Minutes for 8 weeks during term 4. Each session consists of a 30-minute skills session and a 15-minute game. The program is split into two stages with a session plan for girls aged 4-7 and one for girls aged 8-9. The participants receive an MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls shirt and a merchandise pack, including boot bag, ball, drink bottle, shin pads and a HAL/WWL sticker sheet.

This program is designed to suit new participants to the game, or those who have recently started playing.

For more experienced players contact local clubs to find out about Club delivered MiniRoos Kick-Off programs or Summer Football activities.

Benefits of 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 boot bag, ball, drink bottle, shin pads and HAL/WWL sticker sheet.

Check out the MiniRoos for Girls Kick-Off FAQs section below – For any further enquiries, please contact miniroos@northernnswfootball.com.au

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 shirt to each session, however, this is not a requirement.
  • Participants must bring their MiniRoos Ball to each session
  • Drink bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
Northern NSW Football Management

Northern NSW Football is responsible for the overall management and operation of the program, including:

  • Source and organise facility;
  • Source and organise appropriately qualified Program Leaders;
  • Ensure FFA training requirements have been completed;
  • Confirm program details using the Program Management System;
  • Promote the program locally and through existing networks;
  • Manage the operational aspects of the program, including ordering equipment;
  • Establish a wet weather plan;
  • Adhere to state-based Child Protection Legislation;
  • Set-up, facility management, and program delivery; and
  • Work with the local Centre Program Leaders to manage all program inquiries

Hub Coordinator

Each MiniRoos Kick- Off for Girls hub has a dedicated Hub Coordinator. These Hub 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 to:

  • Promote the program locally and through existing networks;
  • Be the point of contact for parents and participants;
  • Coordinate Coaches;
  • Manage the operational aspects of the program, including equipment, program set-up, facility management, and program delivery; and
  • 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.

Program Managers are all accredited coaches.

Game Leader (Coach)

Our Coaches/Game Leaders are facilitators of fun football practices. Each Game 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 to:

  • 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 game leader has undertaken a (Grassroots) MiniRoos Football Coaching certificate and is able to offer your daughter the best possible football experience while gaining confidence and learning new football skills.

If you’re interested in becoming a Coach or Hub Coordinator at one of the multiple locations across Northern NSW, contact miniroos@northernnswfootball.com.au

MiniRoos Kick-Off Session Plan

Each week the program leaders will run their session based on the MiniRoos session plans provided by FFA. There are two session plans for kids aged 4-7 and 8-9. 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 program is an introductory program and as such, is not “technically oriented”. The program is based on a fun game, like practices, to encourage participation and enjoyment of football.


MiniRoos Kick-off For Girls Spring (Pre-Season)

Our MiniRoos Kick- Off for Girls Post-Season program runs for 45-minutes for 5-weeks during term 1.  Each session consists of a 30-minute skills session and a 15-minute game. The program is split into two stages with a session plan for girls aged 4-7 and one for girls aged 8-9.

Further Details will be updated closer to program start date.

FAQ

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 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 MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls Summer (Post-Season), 8-week Program – $100 + optional $20 for shirt

The MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls Spring (Pre-Season), 5-week Program – to be confirmed.

Fee Includes:

  • MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls program;
  • FFA Sport Accident Insurance;
  • MiniRoos Kick-Off participant pack (football, drawstring bag, sticker book and activity sheet);
  • Manage the operational aspects of the program, including equipment, program set-up, facility management and program delivery.

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 the 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 the change of mind once your daughter has participated in the program.

What time should we arrive?

Participants should arrive at the centre at least 5 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 45-minutes each week.

Are parents required to stay each week?

Yes, parents are required to stay each week.

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

An 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 the 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 with 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 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 inherent risk at the first sign of danger.

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