Grading Information – Season 2019

Sub-Junior Orientation Day

The Manly Vale Sub-Junior Orientation Day for all players in the following age groups:

       Under 6  —  Under 7  —  Under 8

is to be held at:

                       Venue: meet at David Thomas Reserve, Sloane Crescent, Manly Vale

                        Time:
Under 6 – 9:00am
Under 7 – 10:00 am
Under 8 – 11:00 am

                        Date:                Sunday 3rd March 2019

 The aim of the Sub-Junior Orientation Day is for:

—  *  Players to meet their team mates                                                            —

*  Players’ parents and carers to get to know each other

*  Organise a coach and manager for your team                      —

*  Team coach or manager to collect your team equipment

—  *  Decide upon an appropriate training night for your team

We look forward to seeing you there on the day.       

Check the website for updates to date & location

 

Grading For U/9 to U/14 Age Groups

Grading days for the 2019 season are as follows (a summary table is shown at the bottom of the page):

Please refer to the club’s Grading Policy here.

NOTE: These grading dates are still to be fully confirmed.  Please confirm dates closer to February 11th.

 

Under 9 Grading Sessions (For players in the Saturday Competition)

All Under 9 players are invited to come along to the Manly Vale Under 9 Grading Sessions to be held at:

       Venue:    meet at David Thomas Reserve, Sloane Crescent, Manly Vale

       Dates/Times:      Wednesday 13th February, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

                                         Sunday 17th February, 9:00am to 10:00am

 Note: Parents of players wishing to try out for the Red team, please email Tony Bruzzano at coaching@manlyvalefc.com.au.

The aim of the Under 9 Grading Days is for:

—  *  Players to be graded                                                                                    —

*  Players to let us know their preferred team mates

—  *  Players to meet our Director of Coaching and coaches     —

*  Players’ parents and carers to get to know each other

—  *  Organise a coach and manager for your team                      —

*  Decide upon an appropriate training night for your team

 

We look forward to seeing you at the grading sessions.          

Check the website for updates to date & location

 

Under 10 Grading Sessions (For players in the Saturday Competition)

All Under 10 players are invited to come along to the Manly Vale Under 10 Grading Sessions to be held at:

       Venue:    meet at David Thomas Reserve, Sloane Crescent, Manly Vale

       Dates/Times:      Monday 11th February, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

                                        Sunday 17th February, 10:30am to 11:30am

 We look forward to seeing you at the grading sessions.

For more details, refer to the note regarding U/10 and U/11 grading, below.

Check the website for updates to date & location

 

Grading for Other Age Groups

 

Saturday U/11 age group – Wednesday 13th February, 6:30pm to 7:30pm and
Sunday 17th February, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Saturday U/12 age group – Friday 15th February, 5:00pm to 6:00pm and
Sunday 17th February, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Saturday U/13 age group – Friday 15th February, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Sunday 17th February – session cancelled (not needed)

Saturday U/14 age group – Sunday 17th February – session cancelled (not needed)

Saturday U/15 age group – to be determined after the Information day

Grading days for Girls U/12 to U/16 age groups will be determined after the information day, and players notified – also check our web site for details.

Age Group1st Grading Day2nd Grading Day
U/6Information Day
Sunday 3 March
9:00am - 9:45am
U/7Information Day
Sunday 3 March
10:00am - 10:45am
U/8Information Day
Sunday 3 March
11:00am - 11:45am
U/9Wednesday 13 February
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday 17 February
9:00am to 10:00am
U/10Monday 11 February
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday 17 February
10:30am to 11:30am
U/11Wednesday 13 February
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Sunday 17 February
12:00pm to 1:00pm
U/12Friday 15 February
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday 17 February
1:30pm to 2:30pm
U/13Friday 15 February
6:30pm to 7:30pm
2nd session cancelled
U/14Session cancelled
U/15to be determined following information day
Girls U/12 to U/16to be determined following information day

 

Notes

U/10 and U/11 Grading:

Manly Vale FC encourages all U10s and U/11s to be graded. While we appreciate the essence of young footballers wishing to continue to play with their close friends we never-the-less start a legitimate process of grading as they work through the junior ranks. It is important that players are graded and come together in a team that is commiserate of their abilities. This ensures that the team remains balanced and competes against other club teams of similar ability within the competition. The U10-U11 are the key development years before they move onto a full field with a full quota of players for competition points.  Hence, teams and friendships continue to evolve bearing in mind that football caters for all ability and skill levels.

In saying that we do place some secondary weighting to friends wishing to continue to play football with each other if they are of a similar standard. It is important however in this regard that each player’s parent reflects that same desire and nominates the players/friends he or she wishes to play with at point of registration. Provided they are of similar ability, although no guarantee, it is feasible that they may be retained within the same team.

Players not graded will generally be allocated to a team at the sole discretion of the grading committee.