When will the season start? How long does the season last?
The duration of the season depends on the number of teams entered in each age group, but generally the season begins in April and concludes the last weekend in August or early or mid September.
How long are the games? What days do the children play matches?
U8 / U9's play 2 × 20 minute halves in a 7 v 7 format and U10 / U11’s play 2 × 25 minute halves in a 9 v 9 format. Matches are played on Sundays mornings.
What age group should I sign up for?
Age groups are calculated by calendar year. What this means is that if a player turns 9 at any time during the calendar year (even after the season ends), he/she plays in an U9 team.
How do I register? How much does it cost?
Registrations are handled both online via Play Football and also at our Registration Days on 2nd & 9th of February 2020.
2020 Fees for Small Sided Football as follows: Miniroos Under 8 – Under 11: $475 all inclusive.
What do I need to play?
All players are required to wear soccer boots and shin pads both to training and during games. Players should also bring water bottles to both training and to games. Knox United SC provides playing kit (shirt, shorts & socks) for all U8 - U11 players at no additional cost. A brand new kit will be supplied in 2020 with training jacket / hoodie for each player. Armadura will be our supplier in 2020/21, supplying a brand new sublimated designed jersey.
How will I be assigned to a team?
Team assignments will be made following the club registration deadline & pre-season training. You will be contacted by your coach/or team manager regarding training times.
When and where does training occur?
Generally, each team has a minimum of 1 weekly training session of approximately 1 hour's duration. It is up to the coach to determine which day of the week that is best suited to his schedule. If there is a day on which you cannot train, please indicate this on your registration form. Allocation of training venues and days are finalized following registrations.
Our training & matchday venues include:
Parkridge Reserve, Rowville
Knox Italian Club, Rowville
Knox Regional Football Centre, Rowville
How does Knox United select their coaches? Is it possible that I need to pay extra for an external coach?
As a volunteer based club, Knox United coaching structure is dependent on parents to provide coaching for their children. The club will pay for parents to attend coaching courses. When a parent provides satisfactory coaching (as assessed by the committee) through the season by taking responsibility for week night practices and matches, she/he will be offered a rebate on their child’s registration fees at the end of the season.
If a team has no parent to coach, the club will seek to provide a non-parental coach but provides no guarantee that a coach will be found. Coaches can only be appointed by the Club Committee and will not be appointed unless they satisfy the committee’s criteria including being of suitable character, having an appropriate manner with our players and having completed an FFV training course and police checks.
Where a non-parental coach is engaged, a coaching levy may be struck to cover costs. This will be determined by the Club Committee and relayed to ALL parents in that team, where possible, prior to confirmation of registrations. The Director of Coaching will work the team and the approved non-parental coach to ensure that development goals are met throughout the season.