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Update on U12 Format For 2017

Message From The FFV Technical Director on U12s in 2017

Football Federation Victoria Technical Director David Smith and Community Competitions Manager Paul Marazita recently contacted all Community Clubs about proposed changes to U12 competition in 2017.

FFV invites all Community Clubs to consider the above proposal for Under 12s as a starting point and encourage all feedback to be provided through clubfeedback@ffv.org.au by Friday 23 September 2016.

In the event the above proposal is endorsed, FFV would like to communicate a decision on the 2017 format for Under 12s competition (boys and girls) by Wednesday 5 October, to provide Clubs with sufficient time ahead of the 2017 season.

The new format intends to ensure more players are actively involved in play for longer periods, on pitch dimensions that best suit the size, strength and stamina of the average player. Revising the format of Community Under 12 Competition from 11 v 11 on a full-size pitch to 9 v 9 on a smaller (half-size) pitch is proposed.

The new format intends to improve skill acquisition and development for 11 and 12 year old players who participate in Under 12 Community Competitions. This format aims to provide a more technical-based learning environment for players that is not focused on results and winning. Constraining players into tighter areas promotes more exposure to the ball and promotes quicker decision-making under pressure. A smaller coach-to-player ratio will also allow improved focus on individual players.

Community Clubs have been contacted with further details and provided with a deadline for feedback. FFV will communicate a decision on the 2017 format for U12 competition (boys and girls) by Wednesday October 5, 2017.

WATCH BELOW: English FA video explaining relative pitch size for juniors 


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Congratulations to former Western Eagles F.C senior player Thomas Deng who has been selected for the Melbourne Victory squad for tonight's A-League match against Central Coast. An amazing effort Tommy, WEFC is incredibly proud of you!  

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