Our vision for Belrose Terrey-Hills Soccer Club is to be recognised by players, coaches and families to be the most progressive, forward thinking, ambitious soccer club on the Northern Beaches. We have a strong network of players and supporters and continue to grow each year.
Teams from U6-U11 play modified versions of the football known as Small Sided Games (SSG). These games are designed to suit the functional abilities of the players in these age groups and to give each player more touches of the ball. The games are classified as non-competitive and results are not published. This is to encourage team official and parent to promote player development, fair play and FUN before winning games.
For U12s onwards, all teams play competitive games. Results are recorded and the teams are ranked on competition ladder/table. Unlike most professional sport in Australia the team that finishes the season top of the ladder in MWFA competitions is declared the Competition Winner. The top 4 teams then go on to play in a supplementary knock out competition. This can either take the form of a round robin or semi-final & final.
Team size is probably the hardest part of allocation for teams. BTH endeavour to have enough players to cover absences etc and not too many players so to make sure each player has adequate playing time. The other key factor influencing team size is the number of players registered in each age group.
MWFA TEAM NUMBERS GUIDE
In order to ensure all players in teams in the U6 to U11 non-competitive age groups get reasonable playing time, MWFA recommends limits be placed on the number of players registered in a team.
MWFA RECOMMENDED TEAM SIZES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
U6 and U7 Players on Field: 2X4 | Minimum Team Size: 9 | Maximum Team Size: 13
U8 and U9 Players on Field: 7 | Minimum Team Size: 8 | Maximum Team Size: 11
U10 and U11 Players on Field: 9 | Minimum Team Size: 10 | Maximum Team Size: 13
The recommended range strikes a balance between having enough players to allow for absences but not so many as to significantly impact playing time. The recommended maximum ensures that, on average, every player will play around three quarters of a game, every game. Additional players quickly reduce the on-field time of all the players.
U12-16 play a game of 11 vs 11, so have between 13-16 players per team.
U18+ play a game of 11 vs 11, so have between 13-30+ players per team/squad (firsts & reserves).