Stage 1 | Bear Cubs U5 – U8 teams (mixed)
Intra Club Teams (U5 – U8)
- Players allocated to teams based on either self organised teams or club facilitation as required.
- Objective is to create balanced teams enabling ‘fair’’ competition across the age groups
- Train and play Saturday mornings
The FFA’s Building Blocks Model commences with the DISCOVERY PHASE (U6 – U8), and is underpinned by the following principles.
- Discovering one’s (im)possibilities through trial & error.
- Natural development: ‘learn FOOTBALL by playing football’.
- No ‘coaching’ but organising fun football exercises.
- Replicating the ‘street/park football’ environment of the past.
Each Bear Cub receives a size 3 soccer ball to keep and bring to training each week and at season end they each receive a trophy.
Draw and Rosters
- U5 Game Draw 2017
- U6 Game Draw 2017
- U7 Game Draw 2017
- U8 Game Draw 2017
- Canteen Roster 2017
- Bell Roster 2017
Age Groups for 2017
Children are placed in age groups relative to their birth date. Those born in the years as shown below will play in that corresponding age group. You must be turning 5 in 2017 to register to play in the 2017 season.
Under 5 – 1-1-12 to 31-12-12
Under 6 – 1-1-11 to 31-12-11
Under 7 – 1-1-10 to 31-12-10
Under 8 – 1-1-09 to 31-12-09
Bear Cubs play at Max Ruddock Reserve, Romulus Street, Winston Hills.
Games take place between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays. Game draws are issued to each team prior to the start of the season via the Coach or Manager.
Bear Cubs are required to wear the Club Strip at all games.
Shin pads are compulsory at training and games. No shin pads – No play.
Team Allocation Day
Bear Cub Team Allocation Day will be held March 19, 2017. This day is to inform parents and players which team they are in and meet their team members. Allocation Day will be held at Max Ruddock Reserve, at the following times:
Under 5 & 6 – 3.00pm
Under 7 – 4.00pm
Under 8 – 5.00pm
It is important that you attend this day. This is when the team’s training day and time will be chosen. Coaches and Managers will be decided upon from volunteers amongst the parents associated with the team. Every team must have a responsible Coach and Manager appointed on the day.
The coaches will be required to attend a grass roots training course paid by the club held on one night to assist with consistency in the coaching standards.