12/13th Grade girls 2017

Grade Coordinator

12th Grade Girls Rachael Roberts  -  Email -  021 399 965

13th Grade Girls Howard Ross  -       Email - 027 443 2520

Who

Girls born in 2005/2004

2017 GRADE IDENTIFICATION/TRIALS

Our 2017 Grade Identification/Trial process for 10th - 19th grade is in the form of the Pre Season Program.  

From these trainings, players will be put into the appropriate Academy/Rep, AFF or Metro/Conference teams.

Those players who were selected and allocated into a AFF last year need to attend the Pre Season Program as top teams will only be selected from the Pre Season Program.

Boys and Girls trials are held together by Grade.

·         Players must register online as a member if they intend to trial.

·         The purpose of the trial is to identify which players would be considered for our top teams.

·         The number of Top teams is different depending on the grade.

Please also note…

·         Each of the top teams will have team training sessions with their professional coach WHICH IS AN ADDITIONAL COST

Attending these sessions is a commitment that is required in order to play in one of our top teams.  If you can’t commit to this then you need to urgently advise you’re Coach and we will find you an alternative team. 

AFF league

The AFF representative league is competitive, representative soccer playing all over Auckland against other AFF clubs.

Trials are held during pre-season training to identify which players play in which team.

Any players selected to the top 3 AFF teams must commit to two training sessions a week to play at this level. 

All home games are at Crossfield Reserve or Glover Park.

In the Auckland-wide Auckland Football Federation competition, one week you will play at home against a visiting club team and the next week you will play away at different club somewhere else in Auckland.

The season is split into two sections.  A Grading round and a Championship round.

This purpose of the grading round is to ensure teams of equal ability are playing against each other.  It starts with each club recommending a division for their teams for the grading round. The grading round will last for 7 or so games. 

If a team wins their Grading Round games by plenty (or loses by plenty), they will probably get moved to the next higher or lower grade for the subsequent Championship Round. That way, teams face good competition week in week out.

Points scored in the Grading Round don’t count in the Championship Round. The points table gets re-set to zero after the Grading Round.

Cancelations are notified on the Auckland Football Federation website.

Offside rule is played.

12th grade teams play 9 aside on a quarter a pitch and up to 2 playing reserves.

13th grade teams play 9 aside on a half a pitch and up to 3 playing reserves.

Click here for more details on the 13th grade AFF rules.

Games are 27.5 minutes per half

The club does not tolerate dirty play or poor sports - this includes parents and supporters.

For Inhouse teams

The teams play on up to 1/2 of a normal pitch with small goals.

Games are 25 minutes each way.

Offside rule is NOT played (discretion is required should blatant offside become habitual).

The club does not tolerate dirty play or poor sports - this includes parents and supporters.

Teams play 7 a side with squads of 8 and depending on numbers possibly 9.

Each team has eight to ten players and plays 7 v 7 games with rolling subs allowed throughout the game

Within our In-house League we put friends in the same team wherever possible .

SEASON

12th and 13th grade in-house games are played at Glover Park from 12:30pm. The first game is Saturday 6th May. The last game is Saturday Sept 2nd. We play the first Saturday of the school holidays, but not the middle or last Saturday (i.e. no game on Saturday 15th / 22nd July. )

We play the first Saturday of the school holidays, but not the middle or last Saturday (i.e. no game on Saturday 12th / 19th July.)

Tournament for In-house teams: This will will take place at Madills Farm on Sunday June 11th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm for the 12th Grade. All teams are expected to participate and at the conclusion of games there will be a prize giving.

Coaching

Two top AFF teams of the 12th and 13th grades will be coached by our ESAFC coaching staff. The Yellow team will be coached by an experienced parent.

These players have two training sessions each week.

Players selected into the top two teams will be required to commit to both sessions.

Coaching days and times will be advised.

Those not in the AFF teams will be coached by a parent and are encouraged to train once a week with their team.

A Youth training schedule for the top teams in each grade is on the coaching page.

Uniforms

 AFF team players will need their own: 

  • White Eastern Suburbs shirt
  • White Eastern Suburbs shorts
  • White Eastern Suburbs socks
  • Shin pads (all players must wear shin pads)
  • Boots
  • Club Jacket 

Parental involvement

Each team operates with a Coach and a Manager.

When playing at a home ground each team is to put up and take down the goals and nets.

Cost

$225 for the season. Earlybird discount of $20 if paid before 1st March

(Note that enrollment is subject to availability of team places)

Family discount: From the third playing member (including the third) there is a discount of $70 per player on the registration fee.