Minigrade Information

Welcome to Waipuna Minigrade Football.


Out Minigrade is a fun, family based introduction to football, that the kids really love. Children are put into small teams where they spend half an hour on skills and drills games, followed by a half hour match against another Waipuna minigrade team.


Your childs grade is determined by the age they are turning in the curent year. For example turning 5 this year means your are 5th grade.The 5th and 6th Grade children play from 8:30 until 9:30 and the 7th Grade children play from 9:30 until 10:30.


The Skills & Drills session ensures that all children have contact with the ball, while teaching basic ball skills that are age appropriate. These sessions are based on ball exercises put together by WaiBop following the Whole of Football plan, which is being implemented throughout New Zealand. The matches consist of small teams playing each other ensuring that children learn to pass to each other and all get time with the ball.


Children are encouraged to wear plain black shorts and socks and each team will have a playing shirt issued by the club. Shin pads are compulsory. Children can play in football boots or sand shoes, as long as there are no metal studs. The club also provides a team bag with first aid kit and a set of balls, one for each player.


Minigrade does not run without the support of parents, so please indicate your interest in coaching or helping out on the committee by emailing the club when you register your child.


Field Layout

Printable version on fields maps tab above.