U6 to U8 Team Manager & Coaches Handbook

Season 2024


Dear Coach and Team Manager, Welcome to UQFC. We would like to thank you for volunteering your time to help both UQFC and your team.

Important Contacts:
MiniRoos Administrators on uqfccassie@gmail.com or uqfcminiroos@gmail.com

U6-U8: Cassie Vial & U9-U11: Tamami Pain

Important Dates for U6 to U8 Miniroos teams:
Please check the Calendar on the UQFC Website, which is continually updated throughout the year.

Volunteer Registration:

Prior to the season ahead you are required to complete the following, before your first training session please:
- Log in to your My Football account at www.playfootball.com.au and register as a “Volunteer” for UQFC.
- Obtain a blue card Apply for a Blue card (Simply apply on-line at Blue Card Services Applicant Portal , provide the club with your account number & the club submits the application on your behalf)

Equipment & Kit Bag:

Collect the Home Kit Bag - which should be clearly marked with the name of your team - containing Game shirts & bibs and the Equipment Bag containing Pop Up goals (U6 & U7 only), Balls, Cones from the Club Administrator. 

Our club policy is that all items in each bag are to remain altogether throughout the season and not to be issued to individual players. These items are your responsibility and must be returned altogether (washed and cleaned) at the end of the season.

Club Uniform: 

Training  Kit and  Game  Kit picture

As U6-U8 play in an "in-house" competition, all teams will be advised of what to wear to games, this will be uploaded into your team dugout.

Game kit (on left), also known as Home kit: Maroon and sky blue shirt (Club provides to teams), blue shorts, maroon socks, shin guards and football boots. 
Please note: It is not necessary for U6-U8 teams to purchase the blue game shorts for this season.

Training kit (on right), also known as Away kit: Sky blue shirt, maroon shorts,  maroon socks, shin guards and football boots. 

Field locations

The Miniroos competition will be played at UQFC Cubberla Creek reserve. On game days field allocations can be found on the white board in front of the bottom field shed.

For training sessions, your allocated field map will be emailed prior to the season commencing. (Training is either at Cubberla Creek, 145 Fig Tree Pocket Rd or at Kingfisher Park, Gem Road, see your team dugout for details). 


Training is to commence week beginning Monday 11th March 2024. Training sessions day/times are indicated in your team dugout. Players are to wear training kit: Sky Blue Shirt, maroon shorts, maroon socks with shin guards and football boots.

Coaching Resources:
Miniroos Grassroots Coaching Course resources for the coaches of the U6-U8 Teams.

1. Miniroos Kick Off Guide

2. Football Fundamentals Guidebooks

3. How to be a Good Parent

4.  Rules - National Playing Format for U6-U12


Fixtures will be prepared by the Miniroos administrators and uploaded into the team dugout.
Kick off U6 – 9:45am Sunday mornings
Kick off U7 – 5:45pm Friday evenings
Kick off U8 – 8am Saturday mornings

Game Day Field Set Up and Put Away:

For the U6 & U7 games, our MiniRoos Referee Coordinator will prepare the goals (smallest) and leave them near the shed (lower fields). When each team arrives, parents are asked to collect the goals and move it to their field. On completion of the games, parents are to please return the goals back to the shed.
For the U8 games, the Coordinator will usually get the referees to help him with the field set up, however it would be helpful (and very welcome) if parents could help out too. On completion of the games, the goals are to remain on the pitch for the next age group, U9 teams.

At the end of the day all goals are to be moved off to the side of the field by the last teams on each pitch.


U6–U7 games are refereed by team parents, generally the team coaches/team managers (who are familiar to the players and lead the game).
U8 games are refereed by Referees from our Club Referee Program.

Match results and points tables:

The recording of match results should be conducted for the purpose of assigning teams to appropriate leagues, ensuring the most enjoyable experience for all players.
Points tables are not applicable in Under 6 & 7 football and do not exist. Match results will not be published publicly, however U6 & U7 team managers must report the match results to the Referee coordinators, at the bottom field shed.
U8 match results will be noted by the Referee and reported to the Referee coordinators.

Playing format:

U6 - U7 4 a-side with no goalkeeper
15-minute halves Min 5 min half-time break
Size 3
1/8 of a full field sizeKick in from the out lines, no throw ins
U8 7 a-side with goalkeeper
20-minute halves Min 5 min half-time break
Size 3
1/4 of a full field sizeThrow Ins, Corner kicks, no offside

Ground officials (U8's ONLY):

The U8 referees are called "Instructing Referees" (UQFC Club Refs are club players usually between 13-16yrs old), their role is to "instruct players in the correct way to play the game and help them enjoy the game". There are no linesman, which means it is impossible to make the right call all the time; and they do not hand out red/yellow cards should a player /parent behave inappropriately. In no instance should our UQFC referees have to confront aggressive behaviour from team officials/parents.

We are totally committed in supporting our UQFC Club referees and have introduced Ground Officials for all home matches. The role of the Ground Officials is to support the referees, should they feel intimidated/threatened in anyway. We ask that they keep an eye on proceedings and if inappropriate behaviour continues either on the field/the sidelines to address it with the coaches/field coordinators.

Referees will hand out a vest to a team parent prior to kick-off, these must be returned to the bottom field shed at the end of the game. We encourage all parents to share this responsibility and take turns. We do appreciate your support with this initiative.

Club Media Policy:
As a member-based organisation, UQFC recognises the benefits of social media as an important tool of engagement but is also aware of the need to protect our membership. Occasionally, we may take photographs during games or events and may seek to use these images on the Club Facebook page, our website or sponsorship publications. Please advise the Club directly should you NOT give your
permission for your child's image to be used for such purposes.
CLICK HERE to view Football QLD's Photography & Video Guidelines

Wet Weather Information:

Please encourage everyone to check the UQFC Majestri home page for the field status, which is normally updated at 3pm on training days. The UQFC Facebook page (@UQFCi) & the UQFC Majestri home page are regularly updated for weather and upcoming events. 

Other Important References:

UQFC Ambulance Access
Code of Conduct

Extreme Weather Policy –Football QLD

How to access your Majestri account 
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