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2021 Team Formation

Miniroos - Players Under5 to U7

The way teams are formed for Mini Roos depends on the age group:

Under 5s: Every one is new. Players are grouped by the school/preschool they attend. That way they may know other people in their team. Teams will be formed by combining two or more schools so children from one school get to mingle with children from other schools.

Under 6s & Under 7s: Many players were previously formed into teams, some players will be new. Players are sorted into teams based on (1) the team they played in last season and/or (2) the school they attend (e.g. new players).

Generally, teams will be roughly equal in size so all players have a similar amount of playing time. This is to avoid having oversized teams with players sitting on the sideline getting bored while other teams are playing short.

Please do not ask to change teams after they have been finalised. Teams are balanced and moving just one player unbalances two teams. Please note we no longer accept emailed team requests as it became over complicated with multiple changes of mind and caused much resentment in those who were excluded.

Players aged Under 8 to U14 are GRADED, meaning each player's ability is assessed and they are placed in teams with players of similar abilities and that team is proposed for the division our graders think they will best thrive in. The CDSFA has the final say in division placement. Grading sessions will be held over two weeks mid February, and a Team Announcement Night will be held to announce teams towards the end of February. Dates to be confirmed - keep an eye on the CJSC website. Please prepare your child for the possibility that they may not be playing in the team of their first choice. We had 9 x U8 teams in 2020, so friend groups will inevitably be split up.

Players aged U15 and above are asked to form their own teams.

Towards the end of February we will review the number of registrations in each age group and decide how many viable teams we have. A team meeting may be called to sort teams, if the numbers are for more than one team, and/or discuss options, such as players recruiting friends, or playing up into other teams, or pulling up players from a younger team. This is done towards the end of February to encompass as many players as possible.

SENIOR TEAMS If you do not have a team please email with your details - age, which level you want to play - ie WIL, U21, All Age, All Age Sunday, Over 35, Over 45, playing history, including division, preferred position etc BEFORE REGISTERING and we will ask team captains if they require extra players. Whether you are accepted is a decision by the Team Captain, not the Club, and based on what the team needs.

If you have a Senior team you want to register for Concord, or even part of a team, email what you have and I'll contact you if I have individual players making contact looking for a team.


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