7th Grade Boys 2017

Grade Coordinator

7th Grade Boys Sarah Chapman -  Email  021 498 965

 

Weekly Draw

 

Click here when the season has started

Who

Boys born in 2010.

Where and when

7th grade plays at Madills Farm on Saturday mornings at 9.05am.

Click here for a pitch map

How

The teams play on 1/6 of a standard pitch with small goals.
Games are 20 minutes long with 2 games played each morning. There is a 10 minute break between games.
The games are played with a size 4 soccer ball.

Rules

There are no offsides.

There are no Goalkeepers.

All players play in the game at the same time. If one team has more players that the opposition then they can either play with a substitute, or give the opposition a player for half a game. If one team has two more players than the opposition then they must give them a player for the whole game. If a team has three or more players than the opposition, then you balance them as fairly as possible.

Refereeing is undertaken by the team coaches, both on the field at the same time. Referees do more encouraging than refereeing. The referee's decision is final.

At this level throw-ins and corners are taken.

For goal kicks the ball is kicked from the ground. All opposition players must retreat to halfway..

Foul throws are not penalised and play continues.

Free kicks are awarded for offences such as pushing, tripping or holding another player.

Handball is only penalised if blatant and intentional.

Bad language or dissent is not tolerated.

Parents are not allowed to stand behind the goals or directly alongside. Leave a good 2 metre gap between spectators and the goalposts.

The club does not tolerate dirty play or poor sports - this includes parents and supporters. Any parent displaying behaviour deemed unacceptable by the ESAFC board risks removal from the club along with the child he / she is responsible for. This is at the sole discretion of the ESAFC board.

Boys Junior Academy Trials

Our 2017 Grade Identification/Trial process for 7th grade: signing up for the Pre Season preferred but we will also hold a trial.

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

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.

Teams

Each team has 5 members. Please do not request an additional member as "sub" or for any other reason. This request will be declined.
Where possible we put friends in the same team but cannot guarantee this.
Teams will be announced during the last week of the May school holidays.

Season


The first game is Saturday 6th May. The last game and gala day, with rides and activities for the kids, 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. )

There is a Tournament on Sunday May 21st at Madills Farm for all teams. Kick off is 9:00am and prize giving will be complete by 12:00pm. All teams are expected to participate. 

 Cancellations

A decision on canceling any games is made early on game day and the Junior Cancellation line is updated by 7am - alternatively please download the ESAFC App for iOS (Apple) or Andriod from App or Play Store (free of charge)

The Junior Cancellation line number is 083 221 479.

If games are on but weather is expected to be cold, windy and/or possibly a little wet then do dress warm and keep dry. Players can wear any number of layers underneath their shirts, a wooly or polyprop undershirt works great, or even a rain coat. Wooly hats are good too. Remember to keep yourself and siblings warm too, gumboots will keep your feet dry.

Click here for the current weather forecast.

Coaching

Players have no formal team coaching organised by the club. The team coach may choose to organise training sessions, but he/she is not obliged to. Players are encouraged to enroll in the “Future Reps” coaching program (see details on the registration page).

Rep Football

As stated earlier, players can play up a grade, but not down. Almost all players play in their correct grade, but a few play up for a variety of reasons. If you feel your child is well above average ability, we have a rep system in place to cater for these players. This year if there is room in the 7/8/9 th grades, a rep team from the grade below will be included in the draw. This enables the elite players from a younger age group to compete at a higher level. We will run trials prior to the season starting to select the rep players.We will also monitor the progress of potentially elite players throughout the season, with the assistance of a variety of helpers. If you feel your child may fit into this category, please attend the trials initially. If your child is not selected, there will be other opportunities which you will be contacted about.

These rep players also attend tournaments at other clubs on a variety of Sundays during the season.

 

Uniforms

 

Players need their own - These can only be purchased from the club online or at the club shop.

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

Parental involvement

Each team needs a coach and a manager. During the game each team has a coach on the pitch refereeing the game. Other team parents are rostered to set up and take down the goals for the games and bring the half-time oranges. Parents and supporters must stand outside the main pitch lines to reduce damage to the field.

Cost

$160 for the season

Enrol before 1 March and enjoy a $20 earlybird discount.

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

Playing up a grade

Players are encouraged to play in their correct grade however occasionally exceptions are made. Players cannot play below their age level. In the Youth grades (10th grade and up) players must play in their correct age group which is why we encourage players to slot into their correct grade as early as possible.