MINIROOS

MINIROOS (U6 – U12)

Small sided football (also known as MiniRoos) are modified forms of 11-a-side football, designed to meet the needs of players under the age of 11, who have very different developmental characteristics and needs than older players.

The philosophy of MiniRoos focuses on enjoyment and freedom of expression with limited emphasis on coaching, particularly in the formative years of a player’s development. The progression through the MiniRoos formats of 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9 is a sound educational method and proves to ready your child to play 11v11.

The progression helps players discover the differences in size of the field and size of the goal and benefits of having more space. It also helps children to learn to use different and well-developed techniques to play a more tactical game, as well as assisting them in understanding the role of different positions and determining what best suits them.

This form of the game 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 Matildas.

Overwhelmingly, the findings have shown that MiniRoos are enjoyed more by children and are a more effective method of improving their technical ability as footballers compared to 11-a-side football.

Olympic’s MiniRoos program will be directed by Mickey Rooney & Kazuya Ito in 2020, learn more about our MiniRoos directors HERE

MiniRoos registrations fees for the Football Brisbane 2020 season are as follows:

MiniRoos inhouse (U6-U7) –  from $295* **
MiniRoos (U8-U12) – from $345*

Online registrations are now open at playfootball.com.au

Discounts are available for families with multiple children or anyone wishing to bring a whole team to the club.

The club will host sign on days at Goodwin Park on February 1 & 2, with eftpos and credit card facilities available.

For more information email admin@olympicfc.net.au or call 3844 4944.

OUR MINIROOS DIRECTORS

Mickey Rooney & Kazuya Ito will lead the Club’s community MiniRoos program in 2020.

Rooney will concentrate on the Club’s U6-U8 teams as well as player recruitment while Ito will focus on the U9-U12 age groups.

Rooney comes into the role with 40 years of coaching experience under his belt, at senior level he’s worked as a Head Coach at a number of clubs including Olympic.

At junior level Rooney has also worked with plenty of clubs including the Brisbane Roar Active Program, while most recently working as the Technical Director at Eastern Suburbs.

Ito, a stalwart of the Club’s first team has been at Olympic since 2013. The C-Licence holder has been involved as a coach since his arrival at the Club, working heavily with Olympic’s U6-U12 age groups.