It is a legislative requirement and to ensure the safety of our players, MCE requires all persons over the age of 18yrs involved in coaching or managing a team to obtain a Blue Card. The Club Compliance Officer can assist you in completing the application or linking your existing Blue card to our organisation
Players who are likely to require the use of asthma related medication during a game should have their names marked with an “A” on the match card to ensure that a referee does not refuse its use during a game.
If your child is required to wear spectacles, please ensure that they have plastic lenses that are suitably fixed so they cannot be dislodged during a game. If your child wears contact lenses, it is a wise precaution to take a spare set to games.
SIZE 3 BALLS FOR U6, U7, U8, U9
SIZE 4 BALLS FOR U10, U11, U12, U13
SIZE 5 BALLS FOR U14, and above
Coaches and managers will be provided with fixture details as soon as they are available from Football Queensland via Squadi. Manager’s are responsible for ensuring all players are informed of game times and venues. Please ensure your team manager has your correct email address
COMMUNICATION TO PARENTS AND PLAYERS
Communications are sent via email and TeamApp. Check in with your team manager to ensure you're subscribed to the correct communication channel for your team. Detailed information is also available through this club website and Social Media. We strongly encourage members to regularly check these mediums for information and events.
TRIALS & GRADING
Selection of players into squads occurring either through trials or grading will be based on a players individual skills and commitment to training and playing.
The MCE FC policy on grading teams into divisions endeavors to place teams in the highest division possible according to the abilities of players in each team.
Our mission is to develop players into fine athletes, whilst emphasising joy of football through self-development and preparation for senior playing years.
Grading occurs over a period of time deemed appropriate to assess players. Players are urged to attend all grading sessions to give players the best possible chance of making the right team for them.
We encourage players and their friends to register online prior to sign-on weekend. MCE FC coaching staff use the following guidelines to place players into teams.
What players do when they have the ball
What players do when their team mates have the ball
What players do when the opposition have the ball
How players behave and respond to coaching instructions
Players attitude and willingness to learn and participate.
COACH AND MANAGER ID CARDS
As MCE FC team officials, all coaches and managers are issued with photo ID cards.
ID Cards must be worn at all fixtures without exception. Referees can ask coaches or managers who are not wearing ID Cards to leave the technical area; and failure to comply could result in loss of points and a club fine.
All players should note that referees are entitled to request removal of jewellery, including chains, watches, bracelets, and body piercing such as earrings, nose rings and eyebrow studs prior to a player taking the field for a match due to safety issues.
Football Queensland rules state that players must only wear clothing from approved brands.
MCE FC socks and shorts ONLY are to be worn for games. All approved merchandise is available through our merchandising store at excellent club prices. Substantial fines are incurred by clubs that do not comply with dress rules.
Managers and Coaches are responsible for borrowing players from other teams.
There are strict rules for borrowing players, with breaking of these rules resulting in loss of points to the team and fines to the club. Managers must keep a note of all borrowed players to ensure that they do not become ineligible for their own team. As a matter of courtesy, coaches and Managers are asked to make arrangements with other team coaches or managers first and then with the player and his/her parents.
Unregistered players are not permitted to train or play at the club (UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES), as they are not covered by insurance.
All players’ match fees are covered within their season registration. There are no additional fees collected on a weekly basis for ref fees.
Each team will be allocated a minimum of one training session per week with additional training sessions allocated in line with division and academy requirements.
A training schedule will be published on the website and via TeamAPP.
It is MCE FC policy to grade players each year to ensure all junior players have the opportunity to progress. MCE FC encourages players and parents to focus on individual development during the season. It is important that parents support both coaches and players during the grading process. Once MCE FC grading is complete, all players are allocated a team, these teams are then nominated to Football Queensland.
Football Queensland may run grading games for some teams at the start of the season. These are used to fine tune the divisions each team will compete in. MCE FC technical staff, in consultation with team coaches, have the authority to change players during this time and a further 2 weeks into the season if necessary. They also have the authority to move players into a different division during the season where a player is deemed to be disruptive to the coach and the team.
Grading at MCE FC is performed by a panel of experienced coaches under the guidance of the Technical Team.
Parental coaching from the sideline is strongly discouraged.
Parents please note: NO DISCUSSION WILL BE ENTERED INTO BY THE CLUB WITH RESPECT TO DECISIONS MADE BY THE GRADING PANEL.
Like you, coaching staff have the best interests of players in mind when grading.
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