2013 Junior Soccer for girls aged 4-11
Soccer is a great way to get some exercise, meet new friends, learn a new skill and have fun!
Darebin Falcons will offer the following opportunities to play juinior soccer in 2013:
- Sunday Clinic for 4-8 year olds
- Under 9 girls competition team
- Under 11 girls competition team
- Under 12 girls competition team
Small Sided Football (Soccer)
Clinics for 4-8 year olds will be on Sundays at 10am starting April 14th, 2013 and run until September 8th, 2013. This is a one hour session each Sunday which suits 4-8 year olds. 9 year olds who don't wish to take part in a fixtured competition may also like to join this session. The girls attending these clinics will be grouped with other girls of their age eg: 4-5 year olds, 6-7 year olds and 8-9 year olds.
These age groups will mostly play intra-club ie: among themselves rather than against an opposing team. Each session consists of approximately half an hour of drills and a half hour game of Small Sided Football. Small Sided Football is a modified version of soccer with smaller teams, smaller field and smaller goals. It's designed for players aged 5-11. This is the format approved for this age group by Football Federation Australia. There is an emphasis on fun and skill development, rather than competition so no scores or goal scorers are recorded (you can read more about it here www.smallsidedfootball.com.au). Most sessions will be held at the Darebin Falcons home ground, A.H Capp Reserve, Halwyn Crescent, Preston with the possibility of organising some gala days against other local clubs.
For those girls that are interested in playing in a fixtured Small Sided Football competition against other clubs, we also have an Under 9's and an 11's team which train on Thursday nights at 5.15pm from March 7th, 2013. Matches start on Sundays from April 14th and are played either at home or away most Sundays until Sept 8th.
The only special equipment that is required is red socks, shin guards and a waterbottle. Football boots are optional.
For the first time in 2013 the Darebin Falcons will offer an Under 12s team. The Under 12 team is open to girls aged 11 or under on January 1st 2013. This team will also train on Thursday nights at 5.15pm from March 7th 2013. Matches start on Sundays from April 14th and are played either at home or away most Sundays until Sept 8th.
If you or your daughter is unsure about whether she would like to take up soccer at the Darebin Falcons, she would be welcome to come along to some of the the first training sessions or clinics to try it out before registering.
For more information on Darebin Falcons Small Sided Football for girls including fees for the 2013 season contact Jasmine Hirst.