ALDI MiniRoos football encompasses Under 6’s to Under 11’s, with players taking part in small sided games with modified field sizes and playing numbers. As a player progresses through the MiniRoos age groups the field size increases as well as player numbers, preparing them eventually for the full size field version of 11v11 football that we see being played in the A-League every weekend.
Focus On Fun
Smiling, giggling, celebrating…. This is our aim each weekend for our MiniRoos players.
Your child and NSFA would like to see parents encouraging, supporting and cheering both sets of players each weekend, creating a positive and enjoyable MiniRoos experience. Please refrain from instructing and allow the players to make their own decisions. Remember that this is THEIR GAME and a chance for them to make their own decisions away from adults, siblings and others.
The role of the GAME LEADER is to facilitate the game on the weekend, ensuring all players stay true to the rules of the game and everyone is included and enjoying themselves. Within NSFA we have slightly altered MiniRoos rules which can be downloaded below. NSFA encourages all coaches, managers and parents to familiarise yourself with these rules and have a copy prepared on game day.
The most notable difference is in the Under 8 to Under 11 age groups during a goal line restart. During a goal line restart in Under 8 and Under 9, the opposition MUST stay behind the half way line until another player of the possession team touches the ball. During a goal line restart in Under 10 and Under 11, the opposition MUST stay 15 metres back until another player of the possession team touches the ball. Please see the below downloadable NSFA MiniRoos playing rules and formats for your viewing.