Cambridge Football Club Juniors

First Kicks - 4th - 7th Grade

First Kicks - 4th - 7th Grade
First Kicks - 4th - 7th Grade

FIRST KICKS


Our First Kicks programme is part of the New Zealand Football Junior Framework. Through the Junior Framework, players will experience age appropriate football games and coaching in a programme that is specifically tailored to meet their football wants and needs.

Whether children enjoy football because it’s a fun way to make friends or they’re inspired to follow in the footsteps of their heroes and play on the world stage, the Junior Framework has been developed to kick-start their dreams. The Junior Framework provides a consistent, coordinated national approach to the development of junior players. Its main aim is to provide all junior players with high quality football experiences that increase both skill levels and the passion for playing football.

First Kicks start from the age of 4.
The First Kicks season will start on Saturday 6th May 2017.

Registrations have now closed for 6th and 7th grade (born 2010 and 2011). Please email cfcjuniors@gmail.com to see if we have space in a team for your child.
All Players will be placed in their correct age group.
The Cambridge Junior Grounds are in Vogel Street, Cambridge

Click here to register online for 4th and 5th grade only – please have your credit card ready

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4th Grade (born 2013)


4th Grade (born 2013) - The first introduction to football: developing fundamental physical skills in a safe, fun and rewarding environment.
Playing Day: Saturday Mornings, 10am
Saturday Playing Format: 4 x First Kicks Activities, followed by Small Sided Games
Session will run for approx. 45 minutes

5th Grade (born 2012)


5th Grade (born 2012) - The first introduction to football: developing fundamental physical skills in a safe, fun and rewarding environment.
Playing Day: Saturday Mornings, 9am
Saturday Playing Format: 4 x First Kicks Activities, followed by Small Sided Games
Session will run for approx. 45 minutes

6th Grade (born 2011)


6th grade players are placed into teams. They will train at the club in their nominated teams learning the basic skills they need - individually and in a team - in a fun environment with a coach/station leader for the session. On Saturdays, they will play Small Sided Games.
Training Day and Time: Wednesdays 4.15pm, starting the first Wednesday of Term 2
Playing Day: Saturday Mornings, 10am
Saturday Playing Format: Game day will consist of 4 x 8 minute Small Sided Games (3 v 3)

7th Grade (born 2010)


7th grade players are placed into teams. They will train at the club in their nominated teams learning the skills they need - individually and in a team - in a fun environment with a coach/station leader for the session. On Saturdays, they will play 5 v 5 Games (no Goalies).
Training Day and Time: Wednesdays 4.15pm, starting the first Wednesday of Term 2
Playing Day: Saturday Mornings, 9am (Home Games)
Saturday Playing Format: Game day will consist of 3 x 10 minute Small Sided Games (5 v 5)
This year 7th grade teams will have the opportunity to travel every few weeks to play games in the local Waikato area. These teams will play a game of 2 x 15 minute halves. More information regarding this will be supplied once registrations close. Game Start times for travelling teams on Saturday will vary depending on the draw.

6th & 7th Grade Girls (born 2011/2010)


6th/7th Grade Girls are placed into teams. They will train at the club in their nominated teams learning the basic skills they need - individually and in a team - in a fun environment with a coach/station leader for the session. On Saturdays, they will play Small Sided Games.
Training Day and Time: Wednesdays 4.15pm, starting the first Wednesday of Term 2
Playing Day: Saturday Mornings, 10am
Saturday Playing Format: Game day will consist of 4 x 8 minute Small Sided Games (3 v 3)

If you have any questions, you can ask a question by filling in the 'CFC Contact Form' in the 'About Us' Tab, or email cfcjuniors@gmail.com


More Information about the Junior Framework:

PRINCIPLES
Underpinning the Junior Framework are the following principles which provide clear structure for programmes to be developed under.
1. Accumulation of hours and number of touches
2. Early engagement
3. Recognising development age of the player
4. Training emphasis periods
5. Four corners approach (incorporating the Physical / Mental / Social-Emotional / Technical-Tactical abilities of players)
6. Age appropriate games
SMALL SIDED GAMES – THE KEY INGREDIENT
Street football across the world has been instrumental in the development of world-class players, and small sided games are the cornerstone of developing technically proficient and creative football players in a New Zealand context.
The benefits of small sided games extend far beyond technical and tactical development. They ensure children develop an innate love for the game and remain in our sport for longer.

First Kicks - 4th - 7th Grade
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the important contacts for football in the wider Waikato region?
    WaiBOP Football
    Website: www.waibopfootball.co.nz
  • Will my Junior Player have to travel?
    All 4th and 5th grade players will play at Cambridge Football Junior Grounds every Saturday morning during the season.

    6th and 7th grade players will play at Cambridge Football Junior Grounds most Saturdays, but there will be travel to 'festival' games approx once a month.

    8th Grade to Open Grade play away or at home each week according to the draw created by Waikato/BOP Football Federation.
  • How do I contact you?
    For general information, the best thing to do is use our contact form in our "KEY INFO" section and we will refer your inquiry to the right person.


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