U6 and U7 Football

U6 and U7 football is focused on fun-filled small sided (4 v 4) games on small pitches (20 m x 30 m). The aim is to introduce young children to football and to develop their skills in 3 key areas of the game:

  • Running with the ball
  • Striking the ball
  • 1 v 1

Each U6 or U7 team is made up of a squad of 12-13 players, with a parent coach and manager. For the games, the squad is evenly split (6-7 players each) and two games are played concurrently. This is to ensure that each player gets plenty of game time. More details on the playing format and rules for U6 and U7 football can be found at HERE.

All U6 and U7 teams play their games on Saturdays.  A team can include girls and boys.

Check HERE to see the status of all age groups and confirm that we are still accepting registrations for this age group.

More details on how it all works ...

For the 2020 Season:

  • U6 – children born in 2014 or 2015 (i.e. must turn at least 5 during 2020)
  • U7 – children born in 2013

Ideally kids play with kids their own age, but we do make exceptions.  Please speak to the relevant Age Coordinator to get a decision from the club.

We try to group friends together as much as we can, but it can be a bit of a juggle so we might not be able to make every single request.  If you would like your child to play with certain other children (e.g from the same school or a specific pre-formed team), please add this information during the registration process, and also email your Age Coordinator.

Awesome! Thank you for making our life easy. When registering your children, simply add the names of the team mates during the registration process. Please also mail the names of your players to your Age Coordinator. Remember, you’ll need a coach and a manager so the sooner you get these sorted, the better!

During the registration process you will be asked what school your child attends.  At the time of team allocation your Age Coordinator will try to put children from the same school together.

These are the key steps to register:

  • If you want to use your $100 Active Kids Voucher (school aged children only) first obtain it from Service NSW.  You’ll be asked to enter voucher details during registration (Tip: Make sure you enter the number without spaces or it won’t be used and you’ll be charged the full amount).
  • Read the instructions in General Information & Fees and the Registration Guide.
  • Visit FFA Play Football to register as a player, coach or manager.
  • For further information, please refer to the FFA Play Football information and FAQs or contact the relevant Age Coordinator.

The 2020 season starts on Saturday 4th April and the last game is scheduled for Saturday 22nd August.

On the MWFA 2020 Competition Dates matrix you can see which weekends you’ll be playing – click HERE and look at the U6/U7 column (just left of centre).  

During March, once the MWFA has put together the draw for your age group, you’ll receive an update your from your Age Coordinator via your team manager to let you know where and when you’ll be playing your first few matches.

 

We’ve registered. What happens now?

Soon after the registration period has closed, the Age Coordinator will notify all registered players of their team. Once the teams have been released, it is the responsibility of each team to complete the following next steps:

  • Select a manager to organise the players, delegate duties and communicate with the Age Coordinator, as required.
  • Select a coach(es) to run training sessions and lead the team on game days. Suggestions for finding a coach are available at Information for Managers.
  • Your coach and manager will need to apply for a Working with Children Check.
  • Your coach and manager will need to register themselves at FFA Play Football to register as a coach or manager.
  • Contact the Training Ground Coordinator to select a suitable date and location for the teams weekly training session. This is typically one afternoon after school, but can also be on a weekend if that is more preferable. Detailed booking instructions, field layout and ground allocation is at Training Ground Bookings.
  • The manager and/or coach must attend the Information Session to learn about the season ahead and collect their teams gear (training balls, match ball, training bids, cones and player jerseys and socks).

For any questions or issues that arrive prior to and during the season, the team manager can contact the relevant Age Coordinator for assistance and support.