Juniors (U12-16)

Junior Competition

 

Samford Rangers Football Club offers Junior Football for boys and girls from U12 – U16.

All Junior teams play in competitive divisions. from Under 12. Football Brisbane requires all clubs to nominate their Junior teams into divisions according to ability during the pre-season period.

Samford Rangers is aiming to have at least 1 team per Junior age group, so grading of players is done in pre-season to try and ensure individual players are playing in the team appropriate to their level of football development.

Generally, our Junior teams are mixed gender. However, as the number of girls playing football continues to increase, Rangers is aiming to field an increased number of “all-girl teams” where numbers permit, to play in the Divisional Girls Competition.

Junior Grading Process

Assessment of player ability is based on player performance at grading sessions and advice from club coaches.

The first grading sessions will usually be run in early December.  These sessions are an opportunity for all players (returning and new to the club) to be seen by the Club’s Director of Coaching and wider club coaching group.

The second grading sessions will usually re-commence in early February immediately after sign-on day with the finalised squads to be announced shortly after grading concludes.

Where possible all players should play in their correct age competition, i.e. U12’s play in U12. However, some players may need to play up a grade due to player numbers in an age group.

Final teams will be announced by email and listed on the website in February.  Any queries regarding junior grading should be directed to James Corner, Club Director of Coaching (doc@samfordrangers.org.au).  It is important to realise that team make up is not completely finalized until teams are announced by email, in February.

The overriding intention of grading is to place players into teams with teammates of a similar skill level and to enter each team in a division of the competition that is appropriate to their skill level.  

Getting in the right team is far more important than getting in the top team. Samford Rangers Football Club values all of its members regardless of their level of skill and experience.

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