Kids aged 5-9 years of age now have a way to get involved in the soccer all year round on the new $2 million FIFA-approved synthetic pitch at the Leisuretime Sports Precinct in Geelong’s Northern suburbs.
MiniRoos Kick-Off programs (Football Federation Australia) have been developed in line with the game-sense
philosophy of sport participation. This approach to sport delivery emphasises a
move away from traditional coach dominated sessions to those that are player centred,
and use game-like situations rather than technical drills.
type of environment teaches the fundamentals of a sport in a fun, engaging, and
inclusive environment that focuses on enjoyment rather than results. It should
be no surprise to parents that the more fun their child has, the more likely
they are to continue playing. This is the overarching tenet that guides MiniRoos
An experience for every child
If your child is
between the ages of 5-9 and wants to play football, there is an option
available to them.
For a number of
reasons, there are many children that have not been exposed to regular physical
activity or sport programs in their pre-school years. Some of these children
may not be physically, socially, or emotionally ready to participate in a full
season of team sport. There are other children who have been involved in many different
sporting activities but have never tried football and are not sure they want to
commit to the full season.
Aldi MiniRoos Kick-Off
may be the best option for these types of children.
Some children seem to
be born with a ball at their feet. They are always ready to try new things and
are physically competent enough to run, kick, catch and jump at an early age.
Others develop a sense of social confidence and emotional strength much earlier
than others and may be ready to move straight into a team sport environment.
Aldi MiniRoos Club Football would suit these types of children.
Playing and spending
time with their friends is a key motivating factor for girls’ sports
participation. A Girls Only environment may prove to be the perfect option for
young girls that may find the mixed gender environment a little intimidating or
your interest in the Aldi MiniRoos For Girls playing option (this will be subject to interest).
Aldi MiniRoos Kick-Off outcomes
To deliver a fun,
engaging, and structured football experience to beginning football
participants, aged 5-9.
To service the local
football community through coaching, participation, or transition outcomes.
Benefits of Aldi MiniRoos Kick-Off
The shorter session
times and program length facilitates an ideal introduction to football for new
and developing participants.
- Fun, football game-based sessions that build fundamental motor skills
- Non-competitive activities to improve confidence and self-esteem
- Low participant-to-coach ratio resulting in greater individual engagement
- Experience the football basics before progressing to ALDI MiniRoos Club Football
- Merchandise packs for new participants, including backpack, ball and more.
Aldi MiniRoos Kick-Off
is perfect for beginning football participants.
- 45 minute sessions make for easier time management
- Fun session activities with players on the ball the whole time
- A nationally consistent program ensures children can play it anywhere
- Smooth introduction to local football via making positive connections with likeminded parents who can help you and your
child make connections with local clubs.
Happy child equals
For more program
details for parents visit the Mini Roos page on the Play Football website.
Introducing children to
fun and engaging sporting activities at an early age will influence their
decision to remain involved in sport as they grow older. A more active child
means a healthier, smarter and more productive member of our community.
Our MiniRoos Kick-Off
program are all linked to local football clubs under the Football Federation
Victoria (FFV) and promote pathways into these family friendly clubs & environments.
Term 1 program information for the Leisuretime Sports
- Leisuretime Sports Precinct - on the new $2 million FIFA-approved outdoor
mornings from 9:30am to 10:15am (45 minute sessions)
commencing Saturday 2 February 2019 and concludes Saturday 23 March 2019 (8 weeks);
for the 8-week program; includes
participant pack of ball, boot bag, shin pads, water bottle and stickers.
- Players returning from the 2018 MiniRoos Kick-Off programs fees will be $70 for the 8-week program as those participants already have their FFA registration and participant pack.
To register a new player for the program in Term 1 2019 complete the online registration form. Returning players in 2019 will need to contact the centre directly (via email Leisuretime@geelongcity.vic.gov.au) to express their interest in the 2019 program.
You can also contact us at the Leisuretime Sports Precinct to find out more on the program by email, or for more specific information on Aldi MiniRoos Kick-Off please visit their website.