School soccer is available for both boys and girls from Reception to Year 7. Fixtures and rules of play are governed by the Southern District Junior Soccer Association (SDJSA). Games for children in the Under 8s to Seniors are played on a Saturday morning between 8am and 12pm. They are played at home on our oval or away at other school facilities. Training is one night a week after school. Any child who does not turn 7yrs old before the start of the season (around May 10th) will play in the Aliens team which is a non competitive team. The Aliens also train once a week after school.
Registration fees: $60 for the season Aliens $30
Season and Carnival Dates: The season starts this year in mid May with the last games being played until mid to late August. Within that time there are carnivals in the evening at Bowker Street, Warradale. Dates for 2016 to be advised.
Coaches/Team Managers: For a team to be entered coaches and team managers must be appointed.
Training/Practice: To be confirmed due to numbers. Usually from 3.30pm for one hour, on the school oval, on a school night, which best suits the coach.
Team Selection: Team selection is based on the registration requirements of the SDJSA who stipulate calendar year age groupings and not school-based year level groupings. Where possible, friendship groupings are considered. The soccer coordinator and coaches do their best to place students in teams. It is important that students understand they may not be placed in a team with friends. Soccer is a team sport and we encourage students to support their team and school.
Uniform: Soccer shirts will be provided for all competing team players. Every player must also wear navy blue shorts, gold soccer socks, shin pads and soccer boots. Unfortunately the nature of the game means if a child arrives at training or to a game without boots or shin pads they cannot play.
SAPSASA: Players in Years 6 and 7 will have the opportunity to try out for the District Team, selections are made in accordance with the Craigburn SAPSASA Policy.
Registration: Forms are available either on-line on the school website or can be picked up from the front office. Please register your child(ren) BY THE END OF TERM 1 so that teams can be organised and ready to go at the start of Term 2. The date of birth and an email address are essential so please make sure they are filled in.
In the first instance please read the information above and if you still have a query email me on the email address below and I will get back to you.
Craigburn Soccer Coordinator