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Last updated 29 Jan 2023
Chris Green - Field 1Open
Chris Green - Field 2Open
Chris Green - Field 3Open
Chris Green - Field 4Open
Chris Green - Field 5Open
Chris Green - Field 6Open
Cornubia - Field 1Closed
Cornubia - Field 2Open
Cornubia - Field 3Open
Cornubia - Field 4Open
Cornubia - Field 5Open
Cornubia - Field 6Open

MiniRoos Football (U6 - U12 years)

MiniRoos is designed for kids of all abilities, aged 4 - 12 years. The nation-wide initiative uses short, game-based sessions to introduce the sport of football to newcomers in an inclusive way. It focuses on learning new skills, being active, making life-long friends and, potentially, unearthing the next generation of Socceroos or Westfield Matildas.

MiniRoos Program - U6 - U11 Muster Day 25th February - U12 Trials 24th January


Mini-Roos is a modified form of 11-a-side football, structured to suitably address the needs of young players who have different developmental characteristics. 

The philosophy of Mini-Roos focuses on enjoyment and freedom of expression. This benefits children by making their early contact with the game more enjoyable while simultaneously providing an environment that will facilitate greater skill development. Mini-Roos allows participants, playing on smaller fields and with small numbers to interact with the ball on more occasions and make less complicated tactical decisions. The result for participants is more fun (more successful interactions) and better skill/technique development. Coaches and parents are encourage not to give specific instruction to players throughout the matches to allow players to make decision for themselves.

Football Queensland has introduced a ‘hub system’, which is tailored to suit the needs of individual players by providing the most suitable level for a player to participate.  The 4 tiered system (Academy, Kangaroos, Wallabies and Quokkas) provides a positive environment for players of all abilities by enabling children to play with and against other children of similar abilities, which fosters enjoyment as well as development.  Children develop at different rates and this process provides a development pathway by catering for the differing abilities or players whilst still focusing on fun and participation.  The following is an explanation of the three different hubs.

Academy Leagues – These teams were selected prior to Christmas and will participate in the Football Queensland competition.

Kangaroos - Players in the team have average to above average skills and have played for a number of years.  Matches are usually played with speed, skill and tactics.  This level is ideally suited for players that aspire for such challenges and possess the requisite abilities.

WallabiesPlayers in the team have minimal to average skills, may be new to the sport or have played the sport previously and as such may know the rules and how to play as a team and can engage in matches with some instruction from their coach. Our Miniroos Teams are entered into the Wallabies Competition.

Quokkas - Players in the team have minimal skills and completely new to the sport.
  • U6 – U8 is an Inhouse Competition
  • U9 – U12 is a Competition run by Football Queensland where you travel to other clubs to play.

Mini-Roos Pre Season Days:
These days are designed to assist our team composition process.  We will be using the field days as a guide to establish teams which will be as even as possible (particularly for our in-house competition) and to identify the best possible team composition to aid the development of players throughout the season.  The field days are not designed to assess the individual ability or skill level of the players and there should be no added pressure placed on the children to ‘achieve’ a certain playing status.

Friendship groups:
One of the most important aspects of team selections at Logan Lightning FC in the past has been for players to be grouped with their friends (particularly in the early years) where possible.  This philosophy will continue and will be complimented by the processes outlined above.  We acknowledge the importance of players having an enjoyable and rewarding experience and we will do our best to accommodate player/parent requests where possible. Requests will not be considered for the Kangaroos or Academy League teams.


Mini Roos important information:

Ages

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

Muster Day

25th February   
9:00am

25th February
   9:00am

25th February
    10:30am

25th February  
 10:30am

25th February 
 12:00pm

25th February 
 12:00pm

24th January 5.30pm

Pre-Season Matches

N/A

N/A

N/A

4th March
11th March
18th March
25th March

4th March
11th March
18th March
25th March

4th March
11th March
18th March
25th March

4th March
11th March
18th March
25th March

Season starts

4h March

4th March

4th March

22nd April

22nd April

22nd April

22nd April

Training

Tuesday Field 6

 5 to 5:45 pm

Tuesday Field 6

 5 to  5:45pm  

Tuesday Field 6

5:45 to 6:30pm  option for another night

1 night
per week

Selected at Muster

1 night
per week

Selected at Muster

1 night
per week

Selected at Muster

1 night
per week

Games

Saturday
Morning

Saturday
Morning

Saturday
Morning

Saturday

(8am-3pm)

Saturday

(8am-3pm)

Saturday

(8am-3pm)

Saturday

(8am-3pm)

Venue

Home games at Cornubia

Home games at Cornubia

Home games at Cornubia

Home & Away

Home & Away

Home & Away

Home & Away

Ball Size

Size 3

Size 3

Size 3

Size 3

Size 4

Size 4

Size 4

Shin Pads

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

Uniform

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

Compulsory

Match Day Fees

No Game Fees

No Game Fees

No Game Fees

No Game Fees

No Game Fees

No Game Fees

No Game Fees

End of Season

9th September

9th September

9th September

9th September

9th September

9th September

9th September

Presentation

Day

TBA

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MiniRoos Pathway

The MiniRoos Player Pathway has been created to identify the standard process a participant would follow as they transition through the existing products under the MiniRoos banner. It also works to help identify the proper product for a participant that is dependent on age, ability and overall engagement in football.




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