FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do kids play the same rules as seniors?
A: No, Miniroos play modified rules according to age. Our Under 6 and Under 7 teams play in the Bayside Leagues and play according to BFA rules.
All other Miniroos teams play according to the National Playing Formats and Rules which can be found here
Q: How old do kids need to be to play weekly matches?
A: Miniroos is for boys and girls of all abilities aged between 5 and 11 (must be turning 5 at any time during the calendar year to be eligible to register for Club football)
Q: How do I know which age group is right for my child?
A: Age Groups are chronological and selected by year of birth. The age your child is turning in any given year will be the team they are in. (e.g. If you are turning 10 in 2022, you play Under 10s)
Q: When is the playing season?
A: Miniroos play matches from mid April for approximately 18 weeks.
Q: I don't think my child is ready for full team play, do you offer training only?
A: Skye United offers a training only option for kids during the season at reduced fees.
Q: I would like my daughter to play girls only, is this an option?
A: At Skye United, we are very passionate about promoting female sports participation. We have girls only options from Miniroos to Juniors and up to Senior and Reserve Women.
Q: What equipment do families need for kids to participate?
A: All children taking part in training and matches are required to have their own Shin Guards and Soccer Boots (cleats) and water. Club fees include playing shirt, shorts and socks.
Q: When is training?
A: Skye United runs a variety of training session times according to availability of our volunteer coaches. Miniroos generally train on either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons / evenings with our youngest teams starting earlier.
Q: Where is training?
A: During the winter months we train at our home ground, Skye Reserve on Ballarto Road. Out of season we make use of facilities at council discretion including Botany Park in the heart of Carrum Downs.
Q: How long is training?
A: Our youngest Miniroos train for 60 minutes and the older Miniroos train for 90 minutes.
Q: How much are the fees?
A: Our fee structure is very reasonable and we work very hard to keep our fees as low as possible while providing the best soccer experience we can. Miniroos fees start at approx. $300 (Fees are calculated each year based on fees from Football Victoria and Football Australia.)
Q: What is included in the fees?
A: Fees cover: Training (once or twice weekly), Playing Kit (Team Shirt, Shorts & Socks) Weekend League Matches (approx. 18 weeks) All relevant registration fees and insurances.
Q: Do you offer payment plans?
A: Skye United can offer payment plans if required upon agreement. Fees must be paid in full 1 week before the start of the season.
Q: How do teams communicate?
A: Our teams use a team communication app called Heja. Each team has its own group that is run by the team manager. This is where you can find details on where the weekend matches are as well as a roster for families to bring fruit and lollies and any other relevant information for the team.
Q: What days are matches?
A: Miniroos matches are played on either Saturday or Sunday morning.
Q: Is there a league table?
A: No, Miniroos is about having fun, being active and participating as part of a team.
Q: What happens if it's raining?
A: Soccer is a winter sport and as such we can play in the rain. If the weather is considered extreme or unsafe for play (especially for our younger teams) matches can be rescheduled by mutual agreement with the opposition or cancelled.
Q: How can I help?
A: We are so glad you asked! Our club is run entirely by volunteers so we are always happy to have more hands to help. Volunteer roles include Miniroos team managers, coaches, assistant coaches, first aiders, game day marshals and general helpers for pitch set up and pack down. All enquires regarding volunteering please email firstname.lastname@example.org