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Grading Days 2019 for U9 to U13

Updated: Thursday 14 Feb: Please note that no grading is required for G14, G16, U14, U15 and U16 this Sunday. Changed title to read “U9 to U13”

Updated: Monday 11 Feb: Added Day 2 times

  • Sunday 10th February
  • Sunday 17th February

There will be a Welcome to Football Day on Sunday 3rd March for the U6, U7 and U8 age groups.

There will be a BBQ running at Karuah, and shorts and socks will be available for purchase.

And we need HELP on the BBQ to keep the food flowing. All welcome to grab a shift at https://doodle.com/poll/k9k8sukh3hpir79a

Day 1 – Sunday 10 February

AGE GROUP START TIME FINISH TIME LOCATION
U9 & GU9 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Karuah
U10 & GU10 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Karuah
U11 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Karuah
U12 & GU11 & GU12 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Karuah
U13 & U14 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Karuah

Day 2 – Sunday 17 February

AGE GROUP MEET TIME START TIME FINISH TIME LOCATION
U9 & GU9  8:30a.m.  9:00a.m. 10:00 a.m. Karuah
U10 & GU10  9:45a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Karuah
U11 10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Karuah
U12 & GU11 & GU12 11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Karuah
U13 12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Karuah

Please note that no grading is required for G14, G16, U14, U15 and U16 this Sunday 17 February.

IMPORTANT: in the case of wet weather, please check the TUFC website and Facebook Page for updates.

Grading Days are an important process in determining teams for U9-U16s. Please ensure you can attend both Sundays as they are structured differently to give the players the opportunity to play their best.

******IMPORTANT******

ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE CLUB TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN GRADING

ALL PLAYERS TO WEAR JOGGERS – NO BOOTS ALLOWED

ALL PLAYERS TO WEAR SHIN PADS

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Grading Policy

Purpose

To provide a consistent approach to placement of player into teams.

Scope

Teams playing in the Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA) competition are nominated by the Turramurra United Football Club to participate in the various divisions based on player ability. Every 5 weeks the entire competition is graded by the NSFA and teams are moved up and down divisions. Players need to be graded into teams depending upon individual ability. All players playing in the Under 8 competition and upwards shall be graded if the club will be entering more than one team into the age group.

Method

Player Grading will be a two-stage process consisting of Basic Skills assessment (Day 1) and Game Play (Day 2).

Grading Staff

The Club will arrange for independent, experienced coaches and soccer administrators to carry out the assessment for skills assessment and team play. The assessors are assigned an activity and assess each group of players on the same activity. All care is taken to provide an impartial assessment of players.

Attendance / non-attendance

Players that are unable to be assessed at the grading assessment session time will be assigned to a division at the discretion of the Assessment team.

A player can elect not to be graded but will automatically be placed in the lowest division team for the age group.

Appointment to a Team

The scores marked at both sessions are collated and players are placed into teams based on their ranking amongst their peers.

The Club may utilise the previous year’s results from Team Coach surveys in the grading process if required.

Specifically for Under 8 players, teams will be formed to group players of similar ability together and to consider “play with friends” requests.  These requests can be made at the time of online registration.

Assessment Appeal

Appealing a player’s assessment is available to players and parents however this must be made in writing to the club committee and will be discussed at the next committee meeting.

GRADING PROCESS (U8 – U16)

The two-day grading process has been developed and is run by professional Football coaches from T3. The grading process has been tried and tested and is delivered at a number of clubs in the local area by the same coaches. The format will include:

Basic Skills Assessment – The skills assessment trials consist of basic skill tests:

  • Dribbling
  • Tackling
  • Passing
  • Control
  • Shooting
  • Throw-Ins
  • Heading

Game Play Assessment – will involve players participating in trial games and being assessed on the following criteria:

  • Ability to read the play
  • Team play
  • Control

This structure guarantees that every player will be seen by an independent and qualified set of eyes and graded accordingly to their performance on BOTH days. Players will be analysed from different perspectives including ability, game awareness, fitness, attitude, and creativity.

The process will give the club the necessary tools to put together teams where every player will be at a similar technical level, making the teams not only competitive but also building a fun and friendly environment at the club.