Players – Youth Female

Youth Female (born in 2000-2006)

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13th GRADE GIRLS Born 2006

The focus for these grades is on developing their skills as part of a girl’s team playing in a safe and friendly environment.  They play 9v9 against other clubs throughout Auckland in an Auckland Football Federation (AFF) league.

13th Grade Coordinator – Jane Welsh – janemareewelsh@gmail.com

WHO

Girls born in 2006

WHAT

13th Grade players can choose to either:

  • Trial for a development team selected by the DOF and FDM
  • Play for a team selected by the Grade Coordinator and FDM

The 13th Grade Premier team plays in a combined AFF (Auckland Football Federation) / NFF (Northern Football Federation) league.

All other teams from 13th grades play in Auckland Football Federation leagues (AFF)

WHERE

Seddon Fields, Meola Road or other club locations throughout Auckland

WHEN

Games – Saturday mornings 9am to 1pm
Development team training – 2 practice (1 practice may be an invitation to a club run Academy or HPU session)
All other teams – 1-2 practice (at the discretion of the coach)

TEAMS

Maximum of 12 players per team

KIT

All players should wear Springs shirt, shorts and socks.  These can be purchased from Lotto.
They should also wear turf boots and shin pads.

PITCH

Training Pitch or 1/2 of a full pitch with 4m x 2m goals

FORMAT & RULES

  • 9v9 games including Goalkeepers
  • 2 x 25 minute halves with 5 minute half time
  • Goal kicks must be taken on the floor by passing out to a team mate
  • Throw-ins, free-kicks and penalties introduced
  • Offsides awarded as per FIFA rules
  • The ‘retreating line’ rules are in use:

ORGANISATION OF TEAMS

The Football Development Manager and Football Development Officer will select Development Teams, and take into consideration performances during trials and during year round football programmes.  Development Teams are usually announced during late February / early March and will be sent out by the Football Development Manager.  All other teams will be announced by the Grade Coordinator during early / mid March.

COACHES/MANAGERS

Each team requires volunteer coaches and a manager, and is provided with a kit bag at the start of the season which contains size 4 balls, cones and bibs.

All coaches and managers should wear turf boots on the turf.

Coaches should be willing to complete a Junior Coaching Course which will be held at Springs and at no expense to the coach.  These usually require you to attend just one session and will help you with ideas on how to help the kids develop.

Team Coaches should encourage positive behaviour, and all players to perform different skills and roles within the team.

PREMIER COACHES

Western Springs AFC is committed to continuing to improve the level of coaching at the Club. Where the Club is able to provide a suitably qualified non-parent coach for any Premier Development team, there will be an additional fee required to cover the expenses of this coach.

ORGANISATION

The weekly allocation of fixtures and field locations will be published on the Auckland Football Federation (AFF) website.

PARENTS/SUPPORTERS

Should watch games from behind the fence or on the balcony.  Provide encouragement to all players but leave specific football comments to the coach.

Those interested in playing an active role supporting the players could:

  • be the team manager – helping with organising trainings, games, etc
  • be the team coach – taking training and supporting the football experience for the kids during games
  • enrol on a Club Based Referee (CBR) course so they can referee games
  • run the line as an Assistant Referee

 

14th to 19th GRADE Girls Born 2000 to 2005

The focus for these grades is on developing their skills as part of a team playing in a safe and friendly environment that provides appropriate levels of competition to aid player development.  They play 11v11 against other clubs throughout Auckland in an Auckland Football Federation (AFF) league, and for Premier teams against clubs from Northern Football Federation (NFF) also.

14th Grade Coordinator – Claire-Louise Wilson – wsafc2005grade@gmail.com

16th Grade Coordinator – Rachel Thomas – wsafc15th@gmail.com

17th to 19th Grade Coordinator – Catriona Stewart – catrionastew@gmail.com

WHO

Girls born from 2000 to 2005

WHAT

All players can choose to either:

  • Trial for their grade’s development team which is selected by the FDM and FDO.
  • Play for a team selected by their Grade Coordinator.

Teams playing in Premier divisions play in a combined AFF (Auckland Football Federation) / NFF (Northern Football Federation) league

All other teams play in Auckland Football Federation leagues (AFF)

WHERE

Home games are usually played at:

  • Seddon Fields, Meola Road.
  • Cox’s Bay Reserve, West End Road.
  • Walker Park, Walker Road.
  • Eastdale Reserve, corner of Rosebank Road and Eastdale Reserve.
  • Away games are played at other club locations throughout Auckland.

WHEN

Premier:

  • Games are played on Saturday with kick off usually between 10am & 1pm.
  • Training x 2 weekly.

Division 1 and lower:

  • Games are played on Saturday with kick off between 10am & 1pm.
  • Training x 1-2 weekly (at the discretion of the coach).

TEAMS

Maximum of 16 players per team
Teams will compete in either a:
14th Grade league
16th Grade league
17th + league (TBC by Auckland Football Federation)

KIT

All players should wear Springs shirt, shorts and socks.  These can be purchased from Lotto.
Premier players will be provided with a numbered shirt but will need their own shorts and socks.
They should also wear turf boots and shin pads.

LENGTH OF GAMES

Premier
14th – 2 x 35 mins
16th – 2 x 40 mins
17th to 20th – 2 x TBC

Division 1 and lower TBC

ORGANISATION OF TEAMS

The Football Development Manager and Football Development Officer will select Development Teams, and take into consideration performances during trials.  Development Teams are usually announced during late February / early March and will be sent out by the Football Development Manager.  All other teams will be announced by the Grade Coordinator during early / mid March.

COACHES/MANAGERS

Each team requires volunteer coaches and a manager, and is provided with a kit bag at the start of the season which contains size 5 balls, cones and bibs.

All coaches and managers should wear turf boots on the turf.

Coaches should be willing to complete a Youth Coaching Course which will be held at Springs and at no expense to the coach.  These usually require you to attend just one session and will help you with ideas on how to help the kids develop.

Team Coaches should encourage positive behaviour at all times.

PREMIER COACHES

Western Springs AFC is committed to continuing to improve the level of coaching at the Club. Where the Club is able to provide a suitably qualified non-parent coach for any Premier team, there will be an additional fee required to cover the expenses of this coach.

ORGANISATION

The weekly allocation of fixtures and field locations will be published on the Auckland Football Federation (AFF) website.

PARENTS/SUPPORTERS

Should watch games from behind the fence or on the balcony.  Provide encouragement to all players but leave specific football comments to the coach.

Those interested in playing an active role supporting the players could:

  • be the team manager – helping with organising trainings, games, etc
  • be the team coach – taking training and supporting the football experience for the kids during games
  • enrol on a Club Based Referee (CBR) course so they can referee games
  • run the line as an Assistant Referee