FAQ

What age group does my child play in?

Your child’s team is determined by the age they turn in the season.   E.g. if your child turns 8 at any time during the calendar year, they will be in Under 8’s.   There are allowances for skilled players to ‘play up’ a year and that can be discussed with the club officials.

Ages are grouped as follows:

  • Pups (Under 6 to Under 11)
  • Junior Wolves (Under 12 to Under 17)
  • Senior Wolves (Under 18 and older)
  • Wolves (M-League)

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How long does the season last?

This varies year by year, but generally:
  • the Winter season starts towards the end of March to the beginning of April and depending on the age groups, finals are played in late August or early September.   Pups don't play finals.
  • the Summer season starts in late September and runs for 12 weeks.

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Is there a way for my child to try soccer without committing to the season?

Yes.   Our club runs a 12 week Summer Competition from late September to mid-December.

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What equipment will my child need?

All players are required to wear soccer boots, club socks, shin pads, club shorts and club shirt.   Boots and shin pads can be purchased at most good sports stores.   Club socks and shorts can be purchased at the club.   The club shirt will be given to the Team Manager and handed out each week before the game.

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Does my child need to attend the coaching clinics?

No, it’s not essential but we highly recommend attending these if the time suits.   They are a fantastic way for your child to learn some extra skills and progress faster.

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Which age groups need to attend Grading?

We grade the Junior Wolves (Under 12 to Under 17) if there are enough players to form more than one team.

Unfortunately we do not know the numbers until the final clubhouse information day, so all players are required to attend. An announcement will be made at that time if Grading for the Age Group is on or not.

Small sided games may be played if there are only numbers for a single team to decide which division the team should be nominated in.

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How do I find out what team my child is playing in?

This will be announced at the Team Allocations Days:
  • Pups (Under 6 to Under 11) usually happens the Saturday after the last Clubhouse Information day,
  • Junior Wolves (Under 12 to Under 17) is the following Saturday, and
  • Senior Wolves (Under 18 and older) is the following Sunday.

The dates and times will appear in the calendar on the home page.

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What's involved in Team Allocations Day?

At the commencement of each allocation session, the President will explain some key information and then either ask teams to form (Pups and Seniors) or announce the Junior Wolves teams.

We prefer that teams in the Pups group (Under 6 to Under 11) form themselves. Coaches are encouraged to form their teams before Team Allocations, however this is not always practical so at Team Allocation, the committee will assist each player finding a team. Team Allocation for Pups is normally the Saturday after the last clubhouse information day.

Junior Wolves are formed as a result of Grading or if there are only enough to form a single team, based on numbers. The teams are announced at Team Allocation day, generally the Saturday after Pups.

Senior Wolves form themselves on Team Allocation days, the committee will assist individual players finding a team. This is usually the Sunday following Junior Wolves.

Once the teams are identified, a committee member will work with each team to identify a Coach and Team Manager and explain the expectation of these roles. Once this is done, the team then decides the most suitable day and time for training. The Coach picks up the team match kit which contains training equipment and the playing shirts. During this time, the Team Manager confirms everyones contact details for their records.

Once all that is done, the players/parents can purchase equipment/merchandise from the canteen.

Please check the website for Allocation Dates/Times.

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When does training for the season proper begin?

Training can start as early as the first week after team allocations.   Training is held on a day and time as agreed between the volunteer Coach and the Players/Parents.

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What days are games played?

Under 6 to Under 17 play on a Saturday.

Under 18 and older can play anytime on the weekend, but mainly on a Sunday.

M-League can play anytime on the weekend and will play some mid-week night games.

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How do I find out when and where fixtures are being held?

On the website, click on ‘Fixtures/ Results’ menu and then either the Winter (year) or Summer (year) link to SportsTG. Once there, look for your team. We also recommend discussing the use of Team App with your Coach/Manager, it is a great tool to help you.

Note: Fixtures are not normally released until late March.

Fixture times are decided by the Macarthur Football Association and can change up until the day before play, so best to always double check.

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How do I know which field our team is playing their match on at the Club?

Each club publishes their field allocation differently, your Coach or Team Manager will normally arrive before you and check where your game is.   Keep in touch with them to find out the exact details.   You can also ask a Ground Official at any ground, they will generally be wearing a yellow high visibility vest.

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It's raining! How do I find out if the team is playing or training?

Under all circumstances, training and games will be on unless you are told they are off!

For Game Days: Each team will be notified by our Competition Secretary whenever games are cancelled due to wash outs or forfeits.  If our fields are closed, then games at our ground are off.

For Training: If the fields are closed, there is to be no training.  If the fields are open, speak to your coach.

Our website is always kept up to date with the information as soon as we are aware of it and the field status of our fields is shown on the home page, in the top right.

If our fields are closed, there is to be no training.

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