MiniRoos Kick-Off (Girls)

MiniRoos Kick-Off 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 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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MiniRoos Kick-Off Summer Program (October-December)

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

MiniRoos Kick-Off is an introductory football program for children aged 4-11 who want to try football for the first time. The program promotes the MiniRoos philosophy, where children play in a fun and enjoyable environment with more opportunities to touch the ball and more opportunities to score goals.

MiniRoos Kick-Off is the perfect first step on  your child’s football journey.

The 2021 program will commence from 18 October 2021 and will consist of eight (8),  45-minute sessions and will be hosted across Northern NSW Football’s seven Member Zones.

For $100 each participant that registers for MiniRoos Kick-Off will received a MiniRoos Kick-Off Participant Pack valued at $30.

This program is free when you use your NSW Government Active Kids Voucher.


For more information contact NNSWF Female Participation and Inclusion Officer at arosnell@northernnswfootball.com.au or 02 4941 7200


TeamApp and MiniRoos Kick-Off

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 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 MiniRoos Kick-Off
With the vision to be the largest and most popular sport in Australia, Football Australia 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 program specifically for girls opportunities throughout the year.

MiniRoos Kick-Off runs for 45-Minutes for 8 weeks. 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.

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

For more experienced players contact your local club surrounding post-season football activities.

Benefits of MiniRoos Kick-Off
  • 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

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

What to wear/bring
  • Participants can wear either football boots or joggers/sandshoes.
  • Participants must wear shin pads
  • 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 Football Australia 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 hub has a dedicated Hub Coordinator. These Hub Coordinators are the point of contact for parents 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;
  • Coordinate Coaches;
  • 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.

If you are interested in becoming a Hub Coordinator please visit the Positions Vacant. 

Hub Coach

Our Coaches are facilitators of fun football practices. Each Coach is responsible for a group of a maximum 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 Coach has undertaken a (Grassroots) MiniRoos Football Coaching certificate and is able to offer your child the best possible football experience.

If you are interested in becoming a Hub Coordinator please visit the Positions Vacant. 

MiniRoos Kick-Off Session Plan

Each week the Coordinator and Coach will run their session based on the MiniRoos session plans provided by Northern NSW Football. . The session plans have been developed to ensure your child 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.


 

FAQ

Can I register my child by herself or with friends?

MiniRoos Kick-Off allows individual registrations. If you would like to register with friends, you can notify the Northern NSW Football Female Participation and Inclusion officer 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 sessions, 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?

Registration is completed online. Payment is via credit or debit card. 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

Fee Includes:

  •  Eight (8) MiniRoos Kick-Off sessions;
  • Insurance;
  • MiniRoos Kick-Off participant pack;
  • Accredited staff to undertake program operations, including provision of equipment, program set-up, facility management and program delivery.

What about refunds?

If you require a refund you must notify Northern NSW Football in writing no later than 14 days prior to the start of the program. You acknowledge and agree that Football Australia 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 above. Refunds will not be given for the change of mind once your daughter has participated in the program.

Active Kids Vouchers cannot be refunded for cash, however registrations may transferred to another sport program within the same calendar year of redemption. For further information surrounding Active Kids Vouchers visit: www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/active-kids

What time should we arrive?

Participants should arrive at the hub 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 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?

A MiniRoos Kick- Off session may be cancelled for the below three (3) reasons. In all instances, you will be notified of session cancellations via TeamApp.

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 of persistent or heavy rain resulting in grounds becoming unfit for use. Please note some council close their grounds as late as 3.30/4.00pm. 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 30 degrees at the commencement of the session

In accordance with Northern NSW Football’s Heat Policy, all football activities involving children will be cancelled if the temperature at the commencement of the program is over 30 degrees or exceeds 30 degrees throughout duration of the session.

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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