Here are some answers to common questions.
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How do I register my kid/s to play for Coledale Waves?
We are switching to online registration for the 2018 season. You will also be able to take advantage of the $100 NSW Government’s $100 Active Rebate, if you choose to apply it to soccer.
For all the details of our costs and instructions for registering online, please go here to the rego info page
What age group should my child play in?
To work out what age group is most suitable for your child, simply look at the age they turn in the current calendar year. For example, a child turning 8 at any point in 2018 should join our under 8 age group.
We strongly recommend registering a child in their correct age group.
Children need time to develop physically, mentally and emotionally and being equipped to cope and concentrate at training and games means they’ll enjoy their football more, and so will their teammates and coach.
Moving a child up an age group has the potential to impact on the formation of teams and could even mean a child of the correct age missing out on a spot in a team.
Starting out in the correct age and remaining there means that as the teams increase in player numbers it’s easy to form competition teams and align your child with their correct grade or even representative level football if they show real talent.
If you have a child in kindy who will not turn 5 in that year, the best option is to play in the under 6 age category for two consecutive seasons.
Playing up an age grade is at the discretion of age managers and the club committee. Your child may be asked to play in the correct age group in the interests of other players, the teams and the club.
Can my child be guaranteed to play in a team with their friends?
While we will try our best to accommodate all requests, there no guarantees.
It’s important to remember that part of the fun of playing team sports comes from forming friendships beyond your school or social circle.
Sometimes it is necessary to combine or re-work teams as the number of players in the team needs to increase in older age categories. Sometimes this may involve grading an age group into appropriate teams. If this is necessary, we will arrange an independent coach to help with the grading process.
If you have any questions, please talk to your manager, age manager or get in touch with the president.
What equipment does my child need to play football?
We provide shirts for games. Kids need white shorts, socks, shinpads and football boots for training and games.
Shirts are issued to team managers in kit bags at the beginning of each season at no change. The kit bags must be returned at the end of the season to the gear steward.
From the 2018 season, all our players from U8 and older will adopt pink socks to match our new pink shirts, in support of the McGrath Foundation and to help raise awareness of breast cancer. If your child requires pink socks to replace existing maroon pairs, we will provide these free of charge. If you are new to the club, pink socks can be purchased from the uniform shop.
Other optional club merchandise is available, including our popular adult and child-sized hoodies, can be purchased via the merchandise Shop.
When are the games and training sessions?
Teams usually train once during the week and then play a game at the weekend. In the competition stage, games can sometimes be scheduled for Friday evenings.
Training days and times are agreed at the start of each season by the volunteer coach for each team.
Please remember that both training sessions and games can only run smoothly with the help of volunteers. It’s vital that we all value the parents and older kids who give up their time to coach our kids, and support them as much as we can.
What size ball will my child use?
U6, 7, 8 & 9 – Size 3
U10, 11, 12 & 13 – Size 4
U14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 – Size 5
How long do the games go for?
Under 6 & 7 – 15 minutes each way
Under 8 & 9 – 20 minutes each way
Under 10 – 11 & 12 – 25 minutes each way
Under 13 & 14 – 30 minutes each way
Under 15 & 16 – 35 minutes each way
Under 17 & 18 – 40 minutes each way
LOST AND FOUND
If you’ve left a belonging at St James Park then please either get in touch at email@example.com or see a canteen volunteer on Saturday or Sunday mornings.
There is a lost property box at the club for general football items, but anything of value will be removed for safekeeping.