Club Policies

Junior & Youth Grading & Player Placement Policy


In general, we attempt to fulfil Friend Request Forms (FRF) for all players that are registered and paid by the advertised deadline. Please remember due to certain circumstances (such as late registration, unpaid fees and squad numbers) we are unable to do so. FRF are now a user complete box during the registration process. It is labelled “Players you wish to play with”. 

We do realise that playing with your friends is what makes team sport in most cases. For ages U6 - U8, your competition is ungraded therefore we usually have a much higher success rate. 

In the U9 - U11 age group the competition is graded into 3 ability levels. Our priority is to place players into the level of competition that best fits their ability first, before considering friend requests. 

Please remember that we do not train certain age groups on certain nights, this ensures that we can be more flexible finding players, with outside soccer commitments, a squad. We book team training on field availability and coach availability first, before considering if all the players can attend. You can use the FRF to let us know which night of the week you CANNOT train. However be aware this will affect the likelihood of us being able to fulfil your FRF. 

Any players included in the Junior Academy Program are ineligible for FRF. 

U6 - U8 

Where possible U6 players will be placed with fellow U6 age category players listed in their Friend Request Form. Instances where this maybe not be possible:
- If one or more of the players listed in the FRF are not registered by the deadline
- one of more of the players listed in the FRF are unpaid by the deadline 

- one of more of the players listed in the FRF have asked not to be placed with the player
- If a combination of FRFs mean there are not enough spaces in a team for all the combined players
- If placing all of the players listed in the FRF together means we have no volunteer parent coach from the group to conduct the training and games on behalf of the team 

In U7 & U8’s we generally roll over the teams from the U6’s & U7’s. We try to fill any vacant spots with new players. Again we do take FRFs, we ask that:
- all players in FRF forms are registered and paid before the deadline
- that parents have spoken to the parents of players in FRF forms to ensure both players have listed each other 

- that parents understand that to be able to fulfil FRF that we may need to move a / the players out of his or her existing team into a new team. We do not move players not listed in a FRF out of their existing teams to accommodate other players’ FRFs.
- That parents understand that it is difficult to fulfil FRFs that include 3 or more players as teams are generally rolled over from U6’s / U7’s. 

Grading 

We have an U7 Elite Squad as well as a U8 Academy Team running throughout the season. Trials for these teams are held in December 2016 and January 2017. Successful players will be notified via email. Unsuccessful players will also be notified and upon registering, will be placed into a team using the above process. Unsuccessful players will be monitored throughout the season and in some instances may be offered development squad places. 

U9 - U11 

Teams in these age groups are graded on skill, ability and performance. In these categories we have Gecko (beginner), Goanna (moderate) and Komodo (advanced) teams. 

We prioritise team placement at the correct level for player development before considering any FRF. If two players wish to play together and they are both graded in the same ability level, then we will do our upmost to ensure they are in the same team. 

New players to the club should attend the clubs Skills Assessment sessions to help grade them correctly. If a new player doesn’t attend one of the Skills assessment session then they will be placed in a Gecko level team. 

Grading 

The club runs Academy teams at U9, U10 (x2) and U11 throughout the season. Trials for these teams are held in December 2016 and January 2017. Successful players will be notified via email.
Unsuccessful players will also be notified and upon registering, will be placed into a team using the above process. Unsuccessful players will be monitored throughout the season and in some instances may be offered development squad places. 

U12 - U18 

Teams are either designated as ‘registration ready’ or ‘trial required’. Players registering for registration ready will be placed into a team once full payment is received. We cannot hold places for players that have only registered but have not paid. 

Players registering for teams that require trials should attend trials as advertised by the club. You will receive an email inviting you to register for the team after the trials have concluded. Those players not invited to register for that team will have the option to play for the team designed registration ready, subject to availability. 

We cannot take FRF for any U12 – U18 age categories. 

Photography Policy

The club respects parents right to take photographs of their children playing sport. We allow all parents to take photographs at Albert Bishop Park. If parents would like to video games or activities undertaken at ABP we ask that they consult with ALL parents involved in that particular activities to gain their permission. 

Any persons not part game / activities in a facilitating or participation role are barred from taking photographs or video footage.


Virginia United Football Club reserves the right to remove anyone from the clubs grounds that is in breach of the above policy.


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Communication Policy

The club's primary form of communication is email. Members must provide an active email address when registering. We strongly encourage members to provide an email address that will be monitored on a daily basis as we communicate information such as activity cancellations via this method. 


We ask that members also provide a home or mobile phone number incase of emergency. 


For none urgent / general interest news we utilise social media. Please consider adding Virginia United FC on Facebook and Instagram. 

Financial Policy

Members must have paid their full fees or completed the club's direct debit agreement before they can be placed into a team squad. Registrations made, but unpaid, beyond the advertised deadline will be cancelled. We highly recommend paying via credit or debit card during the initial registration process. This will ensure you have a place in one of the club's teams for the 2018 season. 


Members that sign a direct debit agreement with the club must adhere to the payment schedule, otherwise the club reserves the right to suspend the registration of any player that slips into arrears. 


Please see the club's calendar on the website Home page for payment deadlines for each age category. 

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