Grading Days 2018 for U8-U15

(includes Mixed and Girls teams. Does not include U14 Mixed)

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 U8-U15s. Please ensure you can attend both Sundays as they are structured differently to give the players the opportunity to play their best.





– NB. Shin pads ($10) and Ankle Guards ($15), will be available for purchase on Sunday –


Day 1 – Sunday 11th Feb 2018 – now complete

Day 2 – Sunday 18th Feb 2018 – this coming Sunday

Day 3 – Sunday 25th Feb 2018 (only required if rain affects previous days)

Grading Times for this Sunday 18th Feb @ Karuah Oval Turramurra

Our second Grading Day will be held this coming Sunday 18th February for all age groups except U14.  Please see the times below, as there are some changes from last week’s schedule.

The format will be different from last weekend with some skills stations, and then game play to finish the session.

If anyone would like to be specifically trialled as a goalie please let us know via email at [email protected]

Age Group Time
U8, G8 8.30am – 9.15am
U9s , G9 9.30am – 10.15am
U10, G10, 10.30am – 11.30am
U11, G12 11.45am – 12.45pm
U12, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
U13, G14, G16 2.15pm – 3.15pm
U15 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Grading Policy


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


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.


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.


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.