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Juniors: 9th Grade Boys & Girls           2021

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At ESAFC we run four pathways which encompass both our training sessions and games

  1. In-House: Games designed for players aged 5 - 14 who are new to football or looking to play socially without the added commitment of training. Players register as individuals through our clubhub system, and then teams are allocated by our volunteer grade coordinators. Games are played on Saturday mornings against other ESAFC teams for the duration of the winter football season.

 

  1. Pathway Programme: Training designed for in-house players 9th Grade and up who would like to take part in training each week, without the added commitment of additional games. The pathway programme offers one session per week for players taking part in our in-house games, or who simply want to register for training throughout the year. Pathway players will train with our development programme players alongside professional ESAFC coaches but will not be selected into AFF development teams. 

 

  1. Development Programme: Training designed for players 9th Grade and up who are starting to get into their football and want to train and play with their team each week. Development players must commit to two trainings over the Winter season and will compete with their team, either up a grade in the ESAFC In-House leagues or in an AFF competition depending on their age. Each training session is run by a qualified ESAFC coach under the same philosophies found in our Academy programme. Teams are selected during Term 1 Preseason training, as we feel this gives the coaches a better idea of players and where they are best fit within their own development.

 

  1. ESAFC Academy: Training designed for players 9th Grade and up who are committed to the game and their individual development, wanting to train and play at the highest of their ability. Over the Winter season, Academy players must commit to three training sessions per week as well as playing with their team each weekend in an AFF/NRF competition. Each training session is run by a professional coach under NZF Skill Centre/Talent Development Programme guidelines. Teams are selected during Term 1 Preseason training, as we feel this gives the coaches a better idea of players and where they are best fit within their own development.

 

2021 Registrations open Monday 11th January

 

COST & UNIFORM

All players pay a subscription (membership) fee of $165. Pay before the 1st March and receive an Early Bird Discount.

Family Discount of $70 is available from the 3rd playing member in each family


All players need their own uniform, available from the ESAFC shop at Madills Farm;

  • White ESAFC Shirt
  • Black ESAFC Shirt
  • White ESAFC Shorts
  • White ESAFC Socks
  • Football Boots
  • Shin Pads

 

 

EASTERN SUBURBS AFC IN-HOUSE GAMES

 

All In-House (IH) players must pay a Winter Subscription fee and register on our Winter ClubHub database. You may request to be in a team with friends as part of the registration process, but all teams created at the discretion of our fabulous volunteer Grade Coordinators.

 

In-House Season starting May 8th and finishing September 4th with Gala Day @ Madills Farm

 

All in-house players must be registered before the close-off date Friday 16th April 2021

 

Each in-house grade from 7th and up will also have a Festival Day throughout the season

 

Grade Coordinators

9th Grade Boys

Taryn Evans

Email

021 253 1742

9th Grade Girls

Position Vacant

 

 

 

WHO

  • 9th Grade boys & girls born 2012

 

WHERE & WHEN

9th Grade Boys games are on Saturday mornings

  • MADILLS: Game 1 at 11:50am and Game 2 at am 12:15pm
  • NGAHUE: Game 1 at 11:10am and Game 2 at am 11:35am

9th Grade Girls games are at Madills Farm on Saturday mornings

  • Game 1 at 10am and Game 2 at 10:25am

 

Games will be played on the first and last weekends of the school holidays

In-House season starting May 8th and finishing September 4th

 

CLICK HERE for Madills Farm pitch map

 

HOW

9th Grade Boys teams play on 1/4 of a standard pitch, with small goals

9th Grade Girls teams play on 1/6 of a standard pitch, with small goals

Games are 20 minutes long with a 5-minute break between games

Games are played with a size 4 football

 

For Boys Rules CLICK HERE

For Girls Rules CLICK HERE

 

TEAMS

Each boys team has approximately 7 members. Each girls team has approximately 5 members. Teams are allocated by the grade coordinators. Team requests can be made on your registration form, but please be aware that you may not always get your requested team.

 

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Each in-house team requires volunteers for coach and manager, with other parents rostered to set up and take down the goals. We encourage teams to organise their own training sessions throughout the week to prepare for game day.

All parents/spectators (excluding coach) are expected to stay outside of the pitch lines during games to avoid damage to the grounds.

 

 

IN-HOUSE FESTIVAL TIMETABLE

 

Sunday May 30th

7th Grade Boys

Madills Farm, 9am – 12pm

Sunday June 13th

8th Grade Boys

Madills Farm, 9am – 12pm

Sunday June 6th

9th Grade Boys

Madills Farm, 9am – 12pm

Sunday June 20th

7/8/9 Grade Girls

Madills Farm, 9am – 12pm

Sunday May 30th

10th Grade Boys

Madills Farm, 1pm – 4pm

Sunday June 27th

11th Grade Boys

Madills Farm, 9am – 12pm

Sunday June 27th

12th Grade Boys

Madills Farm, 1pm – 4pm

Sunday June 6th

13th/14th Grade Boys

Madills Farm 1pm – 4pm

Sunday June 20th

10th – 14th Grade Girls

Madills Farm, 1pm – 4pm

 

EASTERN SUBURBS AFC training programmes

 

Term 1 2021 commencing the week 25th January and finishing 16th April

 

 

IN-HOUSE TRAINING OPTIONS

For 9th Grade players the best training option is Pathway training below

Sprint Mechanics sessions are also available – CLICK HERE

For all aspiring Goal Keepers we also run sessions – CLICK HERE

 

 

EASTERN SUBURBS AFC SKILL CENTRE TRAINING

For 9th Grade players ESAFC offers three training options, all run in alignment with NZ Football Skill Centre standards – this includes professional coaches with age and stage appropriate development methods. All programmes are run under the guidance of our Junior & Girls Directors of Football.

 

9th Grade Development players compete up one grade in the ESAFC in-house competitions. Academy teams compete in NRF competitions against other clubs. Pathway players will only be selected into these teams at the Club’s discretion, under special circumstance.

 

As we recognise that players develop differently, we have made the decision not to run a 9th Grade Girls Academy at this stage. Female players will commence on the Academy pathway from 10th grade.

 

For full Skill Centre Programme Information CLICK HERE

 

ESAFC Skill Centre – Fees Structure

1x session per week: $100 per term

2x sessions per week: $175 per term

2x sessions per week + Saturday coach: $250 per term

3x sessions per week: $275 per term

3x sessions per week + Saturday coach: $350 per term

 

Training Schedule – Term 1 2021

ALL VENUES SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF TERM 1 TRAINING

 

9th Grade Boys Pathway Training: 1x session per week

    • Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm @ Madills 3

9th Grade Boys Development Training: 2x sessions per week

Choose one of the following options

    • Tuesday & Friday 4:30pm – 5:30pm @ Madills 3
    • Monday & Thursday 4:30pm – 5:30pm @ Madills 3

9th Grade Boys Academy Training: 3x sessions per week

As 9th grade boys are new to the Academy coaches, Academy sessions will commence from Term two

 

9th Grade Girls Pathway Training: 1x session per week

    • Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm @ Crossfield 5

9th Grade Girls Development Training: 2x session per week

    • Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm @ Crossfield 5
    • Friday 4:30pm – 5:30pm @ Crossfield 5

 

 

Training Schedule – Term 4 2020

Please register for the grade your child will be in 2021

9th Grade Mixed Development Sessions – for more information CLICK HERE

    • Monday training 4:30pm – 6pm @ Crossfield 5
    • Wednesday 7aside game (Games @ Michaels Ave Reserve, Players allocated into teams at club’s discretion)