TUFC Non Comp U5-U8s FAQ
What Uniform Do I wear?
Match Day Socks available for sale at various points before Season Kick Off.
Optional Training Socks are available for just $5.
COMPULSORY TUFC black shorts will be available before the season. The opportunities to buy both shorts and socks will be advertised on Facebook and Website.
Shorts: $20 for kids sizes / $25 for adults
Socks: $15 for all sizes
Shinguards and any other optional gear can be purchased prior to Season kick off at Rebel Sport Erina.
I’ve registered. What Now?
The next step is to submit your team or attend our team allocation session.
This year, we are streamlining the team allocation process to make it easier for our members. For the teams that have already organised a coach, manager and players, you will be able to register your team online here.
NOTE: Coaches and Managers should confirm with all players they have registered before submitting the form. For those new to the club or are seeking a team, please join our online Facebook group via this link where you can find a team for your child or advertise that you need a player to join yours.
Players who are seeking a team (or teams short of players) will attend a Team Allocation Night – CANCELLED
Balance of teams and players will be arranged by phone/email.
Merchandise will also be made available on the night for those needing club shorts and socks.
Junior shorts are $20 and socks are $15.
Each team will also need to nominate a coach and manager who will be your communication point throughout the year to keep you across everything you need to know. Teams cannot be formed without a coach or manager.
Forming teams are encouraged to advertise for players via the Facebook Group here.
When does the Season Start?
The 2022 season starts on the weekend of April 2nd. You will be notified of game venue or time by your coach or manager, however, you can also check the Central Coast Football Website once the draw is released. It is important that coaches and managers check the draw every Friday in case of changes.
It’s worth noting that school holidays does not means no football. Keep an eye on the draw before planning to go away.
Where will my games be played?
Our home grounds for U5-U8 may be split between Duffys Oval and an alternate venue. Check your draw upon its release in late March. Away grounds can be located on the Central Coast Football website.
We are super keen to train in Preseason. What are our options?
Central Coast Council generally handover our grounds 1-2 weeks before season starts meaning that you will need to find a small space until our grounds become available.
Where and when do we train?
Typically, training will take place Tuesday and Thursday depending on coach availability, team availability and ground availability. Once the season starts, teams training outside of TUFC venues MUST inform the club secretary. Keep an eye on the website for info on days and grounds.
What do I need to know about referees?
All games in the U5-U11 grades will be refereed by a Junior Cadet who will be in some cases not much older than the players. It is imperative that all coaches and parents are encouraging and nurturing of these young people. If you run into any issues, a team representative should give feedback to the official table at Duffys (or at an away game if applicable). Under no circumstances should a coach or parent approach a referee. In the event that a referee can not be rostered on, it is the home team’s responsibility to ref the game and we ask that a parent volunteer so that your coach can do their role without distraction.
I’m a new Coach or Manager, what do I need to know?
It is really important that if you are coach or manager, you attend the Coaches and Manager’s meetings, particularly the first one for the season as lots of important information is given out during this meeting. This meeting is set for Monday March 29th. If you can’t attend, please arrange a parent to represent your team and convey message back to you. We will often hear of coaches and managers stating they didn’t know about an important piece of info and more often than not it’s those teams that don’t attend our meetings.
It is also really important to notify the committee if someone else takes over these roles in your team. We can spend hours trying to track down the wrong people!
It’s game day, what does my player need to wear?
When your team takes the field for the first time, they need to be wearing football boots, shinguards, club shorts, orange socks and an orange or white playing shirt. The playing shirts come out of the team kit bag and must go back in at the end of the game and you all take turns to take ALL the SHIRTS together in the bag and wash them, dry and return to the kit. We thank you very much in advance for doing this and taking such great care of them. They are NOT to be worn outside of the match. Please DO NOT put the playing shirts in the tumble dryer.
What can I do to help the Club?
We are really excited to have a bussling committee in 2022, but the more people that join, the lighter the load for everyone. If you’re interested in becoming a committee member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.