First Kicks [Age 5-8]

First Kicks training is starting on Wednesday the 17th of June. 5/6th grade (Born 2014/15) will train at 4 – 4:45 and 7/8th grade(born 2012/13) will train at 5 – 5:45. It will run until the next school holidays and resume at the start of the following term.
 
Friday evening games will start at 6 pm on 19th June for all grades and will play 2 mini-games and finish with a prizegiving. This will all finish around 7 pm.
 
First Kicks will be coached and refereed by our Glenfield Rovers junior players, we will need parents to help out with team organisation on a Friday evening. 
 
Teams will be communicated out on Wednesday afternoon at training, as well as by email.
 
We thank you for your patience – keep an eye on here for updates as well as the Facebook page.
 

Midgets Co-ordinator

Glenfield Rovers football club are looking for a fun, exciting, and committed individual with a love of football to be apart of our midget programme for 2020.

This is a coordinator role that consists of administration, planning technical sessions and organizing the games for two age groups 5-6yrs and 7-8 year old children.

The technical sessions will be held on Monday nights from 4pm till 6pm and the games will be on a Friday night between the hours of 5pm-7.30pm. Coaching experience preferable.

If interested in becoming part of the Glenfield midget team and having fun with our future football players please contact Michael Halliday at football@glenfieldrovers.org.nz.

MIDGET PLAYING RULES

START AND RESTART OF PLAY

A game is started with a kick to a team mate from the middle of the halfway line. The opposition must be 5m away from the ball at this time. In order to score a goal from kick off it must touch someone else on the field before entering the goal. When a goal is scored, play is restarted at the halfway line with the side conceding the goal taking the kick off as per the start of play.

SCORING GOALS

A goal is scored when the whole ball crosses the line. Goals can only be scored from the opposition’s half as there are no goal keepers.

OFFSIDE

There is no offside rule in Fun Football. Players should be discouraged from permanently standing in blatant offside positions.

BALL CROSSING THE TOUCH LINE

There are no throw ins. The ball is to be kicked or dribbled into play from behind the touchline. To ensure players have as much contact with the ball as possible, players have approximately three seconds to recommence the play from a restart.
The defending team should be retreat to 5m away from the ball until play is restarted. The ball must touch someone else on the field before a goal can be scored.

BALL CROSSING THE GOAL LINE

There are no corner kicks. Regardless of which team touched the ball last, a player from the team whose goal line the ball has crossed will place the ball anywhere along the goal line and pass or dribble the ball into play. Opponents must retreat to the half way line and can move once the ball is in play. The ball must touch someone else on the field before a goal can be scored.

FOULS & MISCONDUCT

Most acts of handball or fouls and misconduct at this level are caused by accident and with little intent. In this case try and give the advantage to the attacking team and continue play. If you decide a deliberate or serious act of handball, foul or misconduct has occurred, explain to the child how they have broken the rules and that they should try not do this again.

Indirect free kicks are awarded for acts of handball or fouls and misconduct (An indirect free kick is where a goal can be scored only if the ball subsequently touches another player before it enters the goal). Opponents must be at least 5m away from the ball when the indirect free kick is taken.

 

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Please contact the club if you have any questions.
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