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Last updated 20 May 2022
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MiniRoos Small Sided Games (U6-U12)

Small-sided games (SSG) are football games with fewer players competing on a smaller sized field that encourage players to have more contact with the ball because fewer players are playing in a smaller playing area. SSG have a definite developmental impact on younger football players.

Players will be more active due to playing both attacking and defensive roles within a match and will understand the importance of teammates and playing and working together.

Benefits of SSG

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A significant amount of research has been conducted in countries where small side games are popular, which highlights the following benefits:

  • More touches of the ball by all players throughout all areas of the pitch
  • More shots on goal
  • More efficient use of facilities, given there can be multiple games on one standard size field
  • Repeated decision-making experience
  • The ball is in play far more often
  • The emphasis is on player development rather than winning or losing
  • Better success rate leads to improved quality of play, self-esteem and player retention
  • The game is easier to understand
  • Freedom of expression - no positions in early stages
  • Less perceived stress on the players
  • Less perceived pressure from coaches and parents
  • Parents more likely to volunteer for SSG game leader roles
  • Children enjoy the progressive and sequential game formats

U6 - U7

Our U6 and U7's are played on a Saturday morning at Narangba, against other Narangba Eagles' teams. 

NOTE: In-house is only played if each age group has enough numbers. If not enough numbers than they will be placed in the Football Queensland administered competition for home and away games. Games are usually within the Moreton Bay region.


These age groups play in the Football Queensland administered competition which means the teams travel to opposition fields. Depending on age group and ability travel times can be up to an hour. 

With the continuing success of our Matildas, we offer all girls teams where numbers permit.

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