MiniRoos Small Sided Games (U6-U12)

Small Sided Football (SSF) includes different modified forms of the game (depending upon age) for boys and girls from U6 through to U12 age groups.

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We conduct In-house competitions for our U6 and U7 teams. That means the U6's and U7's only play games at Narangba and against other Narangba teams. Games are played on Saturday mornings.

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. This means that these 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 try to offer "all girls teams" where numbers permit.

Benefits of small sided games for your child

A significant amount of research has been conducted in countries where SSG are prevalent, which overwhelmingly highlight 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 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 SSF game leader roles
  • children enjoy the progressive and sequential game formats
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