Parent & Player Information
Training takes place on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5pm - 6pm for U9 - U11, and from 6.00 to 7.30pm for U12 - U17.* U9 - U10 teams will generally only train on Friday nights.
Training commences in February/March once students return to school and the temperatures begin to fall.
Some coaches may wish to run pre-season training. Teams will be advised accordingly.
*Some sessions may run slightly earlier or later to accommodate individual coach requirements.
For home games, the area between the two pitches is the Technical Area. This is where the coaches and players will set up on game day.
Parents and spectators are not allowed in this section, and are required to watch the game from the opposite side of the pitch.
This allows the coach to concentrate on coaching without being distracted by conversations happening on the sidelines, and allows the players to focus on the direction they are receiving from the coach.
For away games, this still applies however it may be difficult to locate this section. In this instance, parents and spectators are asked to sit on the opposite side of the pitch to where the coach and players have set up.
INVOLVEMENT FROM OLDER AGE GROUPS
We try to encourage older junior players into assisting with the younger age groups, in the form of rostering on to younger games as a linesman, assisting in coaching younger teams, and assisting in the MiniRoos Kick-off program.
REGULAR CLUB EVENTS
The complex and other sporting codes conduct events in the clubrooms from time to time throughout the season. It is asked that families support the club and all of its codes by participating in events where possible.
We hold monthly presentation nights on one Friday every month at the conclusion of junior training throughout the season, and during these presentations each team presents an award to one player per game played in that month, with the player receiving a certificate and meal voucher. Meal vouchers are redeemable at the club. We ask that all families make an effort to stay for the whole presentation to support all teams, these presentations usually run for approximately 20 minutes, and are split into MiniRoos (U9-U11) at 6pm and U12-U17 at 7.30pm.
Designated Meal Nights
Each team is designated a Meal Night once per season. This will take place on a Monthly Presentation night, and we ask that all families in the designated team makes an effort to purchase a meal from the club on this night. As we don't hold any fundraising events throughout the year, this is our way of supporting the Plympton Sporting & Recreation Club who cover the majority of the cost of running the facilities that we use.
Charity Fundraiser (Special Socks Day)
This is run each year to raise money for a charity. In recent years Plympton Junior Soccer has supported the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). On this day, all players wear special coloured socks for their game (incorporated into your fees), and we run the BBQ on this day with all profits going direct to the selected charity. Over the years this event has raised thousands of dollars.
Membership Fees for next season are:
U8s and U9s $420 inc. GST
U10s and U11s $585 inc. GST
U12s, U13s, U14s, U15s U16s, U17s $690 inc. GST
Sibling discount of 10% will for familes with 2 or more children.
The above mentioned fees include the provision of your uniform.
All players must have their own boots, shin pads, water bottle and be Sun Smart to train and play matches.
PLEASE NOTE: All players must be registered with the FFSA and full fees paid before they will receive their uniform.
Training / Clash Uniform
All new players will be provided with full kit in their first year including game day strip, training "clash" strip, backpack and tracksuit. All items are printed with your name on them.
If players are wearing pants or a jacket to a game or training, it is expected that they wear the club kit, and that all belongings are brought to the game in the club backpack.
If you lose, damage or grow out of your jacket, pants or backpack you may need to purchase a new one.
Orders should be placed with the Uniform Co-ordinator and will a number of weeks to be fulfilled. Once available goods can be collected from the clubrooms at training.