Our In-house Football Programme is for ages 5 to 12yrs who wish to play at Lloyd Elsmore Park on a Saturday morning.
The In-house competition is a competition between other BBAFC teams so there is no traveling involved. You can play with your mates, make up a team and have some fun.
See the NRF Page for information on traveling teams.
All games are played on a Saturday morning at Lloyd Elsmore Park. The format for 5-8 year olds, sees players placed in a team for the year. A typical Saturday morning will consist of skills based drills in alignment with NZF (New Zealand Football) Junior Football Framework and finish with a fun game between teams. These are made up to teams of 6 and play 4 x 4 format. There will typically be 30 minute skills and then a 24 minute game of 12 minute halves.
Teams in the 9th, 10th and combined 11th/12th grade, also meet at Lloyd Elsmore and play one game against another BBAFC In-house team. The players in 9th and 10th grade will play 7 aside on a 1/4 pitch. 11th and 12th grade will play 9 aside on a 1/2 pitch. All games will be 50 minutes.
Teams can be mixed with boys and girls, or full girls team (which we find in most cases preferable), and the full girls team play down a grade in an attempt to make the teams as even in competition as possible, however at this age the emphasis is placed on having fun.
5th & 6th grade - 8.30 am
7th grade - 9.30 am
8th grade - 10.30 am
9th grade - 8.30 am
10th grade - 9.30 am
11/12th grade 10.30 am
Coaches tend to be a mixture of enthusiastic parents and some of our older youth players giving back to the kids. There is an optional midweek coaching clinic known as 'Grassroots'. Additionally, some coaches run their own midweek training sessions.
Every player is required to purchase the In-house playing kit that consists of:
Shirts (pack of two shirts - yellow and blue home and away) $35
You can purchase the In-house kit by clicking the link of this page.
In-house Grades 5 to 8yrs (2015-2018) - $120
In-house Grades 9 to 12yrs (2014-2011) - $180
* the fee structure is based on the age of the child playing, not the grade they are playing in.
The season generally runs from the end of April to the end of September. We finish the season with a much anticipated tournament for the in-house teams.
We play the first and last weekends of the school holidays, so there is no game on the middle weekend on the holidays.
Based on Year of birthie; if you are turning 14 this year, you will be in the 14th Grade
2018 5th Grade, $1202017 6th Grade, $1202016 7th Grade, $1202015 8th Grade, $120
2014 9th Grade, $1802013 10th Grade, $1802012 11th Grade, $1802011 12th Grade, $1802010 13th Grade, $2002009 14th Grade, $2002008 15th Grade, $2002007 16th Grade, $2002006 17th Grade, $2002005 19th Grade, $2402004 19th Grade, $240
2003 and older, $240
Combined Age GroupsIn-house - 11th/12thGirls - 15th and 16th - NRF 16th GradeBoys - 16th and 17th - NRF 17th Grade
From 2020 BBAFC has been implementing and following the New Zealand Football's Junior Framework.
The New Zealand 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. 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. Through standardised playing formats, clear outcomes and training recommendations for each stage of a players development, alignment will be achieved across New Zealand in Junior Football as well as increased support for volunteer coaches. The importance of the Junior Framework cannot be underestimated. Implemented with commitment at all levels, it will ensure the experience provided at the grassroots leaves Kiwi kids enthused, technically competent and in love with our game.
Developmental phases of Junior football
Learn technical and tactical aspects of the game
Introducing the “competition“ aspect of club football with an even bigger focus on learning and developing skills in a risk free, enjoyable fun environment.
(Click image to view Junior Framework pdf)
"As a kid growing up there was nothing I loved more than playing football with my friends. Having fun scoring goals, trying new skills and copying out football heroes helped me fall in love with the game"
Winston Reid, All Whites Captain