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Junior 12 to 16

What will the format be?
U12-U13; 2 training sessions per week with one match on Sunday mornings.
U14-16; 2 training sessions per week and one match on Sunday afternoon.
When will the program commence?
Pre-season training squads/assessment will commence the week of ......................................., running for approximately 3
Team training will begin in March however some coaches may wish to start fitness work prior to this.
Home and away season usually starts at the end of first term. In 2017 this would either be the weekend of 15 th or
22 nd April (depending on if after Easter or not).

Where will training be?
Training will be held at Mt Eliza Secondary College. Some training may be moved to the new pitches at Emil Madsen
Reserve in 2017.

Shin Pads must be worn to training and matches – this is compulsory. No shin pads no play.

My child is turning 13 in 2018, what team would he/she most likely play for?
Your child would be eligible to play for the U14 (or older teams) but could not play for the U12 team.
U12 – Those born in 2006 (or after)
U13 – Those born in 2005 (or after)
U14 – Those born in 2004 (or after)
U15 – Those born in 2003 (or after)
U16 – Those born in 2002 (or after)

I have a girl who wishes to play. Does she have to play in a girls only team?

MESC allows girls and boys to play together in a mixed team until under 14s. At under 14’s girls still wishing to play
soccer must play in a girls only team in a girls only competition. In 2017 we hope to have a girls only team in the U12
age group as well as mixed teams.

Does MESC grade players?

Where there is the opportunity to field more than one team, players will be graded, so they play at their equivalent
skill level. MESC provide a flexible grading system which allows for grading of players from under 12’s and overall
grading of teams throughout all age groups to ensure teams are entered into the most suitable league for the home
and away season.

Why do we grade players?

The reason we grade players is because it allows us to tailor training to suit player's abilities. Some players may have
advanced abilities and may need to have training that is a little more challenging but others may be just starting out
or may require a little more time to develop so training may not be as intense. For those players who wish to stay
together in the same team, this is possible however the grade at which the team is placed in for the competition will
be to suit the team overall and take into account the mixed skill level as appropriate. Grading players provides the
opportunity to all players to play in a team which is best suited to their skill level so as they can get the most out of
their playing experience and play in a team that is considered the ‘best fit’ for them as an individual.
Mt Eliza Soccer Club Incorporated
PO Box 984, Mt Eliza, Vic, 3930
What are the fees?
Age Group Year Fee Included in Fee
U12-U16 2017 $395 Playing kit (shirt, socks & shorts)
Tracksuit (worn to matches)
Player and team fees
Is there a discount for a second child?
Yes 10%

Do I have to do anything?

MESC is a true community club. We want you to attend to support your child and the team, while offering your
services to assist when rostered by the Team Manager, whether that to be assisting the coach, bringing a half time
revitalising snack, in the canteen, or where your skills may help the club. We encourage all parents to help support
the club by volunteering for a committee role, or just even assist with one of the many tasks that need to be
completed throughout the year.

Is there any training outside of the team training?
MESC will be offering additional skills training sessions both in season and out of season in 2017. A summary is
supplied below however, further details on the specifics of these additional skills training programs and the dates
they are offered will be available on our website.
 Additional player development sessions offered during the home and away season. Provided in blocks of 10
sessions to all players in the club. Participants are grouped according to skill level and age group and
program designed appropriately for entry/beginners, intermediate level and advanced level players.
 Additional player development clinics offered out of season – October to December and Pre-season end Jan
to March. Participants are grouped according to skill level and age group and program designed
appropriately for entry/beginners, intermediate level and advanced level players.
 Holiday clinics offered in the June and September school holidays. 3 day program for 3 hours each day.
All of these programs are aimed at:
- Improving player skills, whatever their position or ability
- Making players and quicker and more agile with and without the ball
- Ensuring players enjoy their football more, regardless of ability

What do I need to bring?

Each player must have their own football boots, shin guards and a drink bottle.

How do I register?

Registrations will open online in October and we will also hold a registration information day in November where
you can come and chat to the committee and check out the merchandise and uniform for 2017. You can try on
uniform on this day and place orders for 2017. Keep an eye out on the Mt Eliza Soccer Club Website for details or
registering your interest by emailing us at mesc.registrar@gmail.com
Mt Eliza Soccer Club Committee