Our Junior program offers a brilliant opportunity for your child to excel and achieve their potential. We believe we can offer the best coaching and learning environment this area has to offer. Our Junior coaching staff are all FFV-accredited and in many cases have played at a State League level themselves. Several of our Senior Mens and Womens players have come through our Junior system, even our current Senior Mens Club Captain played all of his Junior soccer at Mooroolbark!
In 2014 we are running different programmes in several age groups; Under 7 boys and girls play MiniRoos.
We are running FFV-affiliated programmes developing skills in MiniRoos for children between 5 and 7 years of age. This level of MiniRoos involves Saturday morning skills and game sessions with 4 to 5 players per side, mixed with gala days played about once a month with other local clubs.
Under 9 to Under 11 boys and girls play an extended format of MiniRoos, seeing them play begin weekly training sessions and playing 7-a side (U9) and 9-a-side (U11) games against other clubs on an increased sized pitch.
Under 12 age groups and above play full 11-a-side games in various divisions.
Our club focus is to be inclusive. Where we can offer more than one team in an age group, the "A" team's aim is to develop that team and the skills of it's players to the best level possible. It is rewarding, but requires commitment. "B" or other grade teams are focused more on player growth, skills building, teamwork, fun, general fitness and camaraderie.
We do not want to just strike the balance between having fun and helping your child excel and grow through football - we think your child can do both!
"Nature decrees that children should be children before they become adults. If we try to alter this natural order, they will reach adulthood prematurely but with neither substance nor strength."
Jean Jacques Rousseau