Sydney’s fastest growing sport and favourite spring/summer small-sided football competition Playing 5-a-side or 6-a-side soccer football is a brilliant way to keep fit and have fun By playing FootballSSG you will notice the difference in your playing ability when the next Manly Warringah soccer season comes around Enjoy your soccer football more - play Manly Warringah's favourite summer soccer/summer football competitions - play FootballSSG Small Sided Games soccer, football, futsal, 6-a-side, 5-a-side, 6 a side, 5 a side, six a side, five a side, six-a-side, five-a-side, small sided games, small-sided games, summer, spring, sydney, northern beaches, manly warringah, pittwater manly warringah summer football, pittwater summer soccer, manly warringah summer soccer, pittwater summer football Play small sided football (aka futsal, five a side soccer football or six a side soccer football) in Sydney's favourite competition pittwater rugby park summer soccer, pittwater rat park summer sport, pittwater summer sport, manly warringah summer sport
FootballSSG competitions are held at Pittwater Rat Park, North Narrabeen and Brookvale Oval, Brookvale FootballSSG are Manly Warringah summer soccer competitions run mid-week, on your choice of Tuesday or Thursday afternoons and evenings We created the FootballSSG to aid in the ongoing growth and development of the game of football, and in particular, to aid in the natural development of player’s technical skills The basics of FootballSSG and futsal are very similar. Most of the rules are similar including: the size of the field; the non-contact nature of play; and the length of the matches. The key and fundamental difference between FootballSSG and futsal is that we play on turf and use a turf ball (like you would use in your full-sized-field winter competition). This is because we want our players to improve their technical football skills, something we feel is best done using the ball and the surface they will experience in their regular winter competition. You might just want to have fun. You might want to improve or enhance your fitness. All of these are valid reasons to play FootballSSG, Manly Warringah summer soccer. The key and fundamental difference between FootballSSG and futsal is that we play on turf and use a turf ball (like you would use in your full-sized-field winter competition) FootballSSG aids in the ongoing growth and development of the game of football, and in particular, aids in the natural development of player’s technical skills Small sided football helps to improve technical skills such as ball control, short passing and dribbling. And it helps to improve tactical skills such as using space, passing and moving and playing a through ball.
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9 May - Get yourself and your team
ready for the 2024 Spring season


We’re getting ready for the 2024 Spring season - we hope you are too!

Registrations for the Spring 2024 season will open in the first week of July.

Early Bird discounted pricing is available (and will be automatically calculated on the registration form) until 19th July after which time the Standard registration fee will apply.

The season will kick off in September. The season will run for eleven games, concluding before school breaks up at the end of the year. We will play September/October school holidays.

We are organising competitions as follows (you choose your venue and day of play at the time of registering):

Mondays at Curl Curl

Mixed Under 6
Mixed Under 7
Mixed Under 8
Mixed Under 9

Girls Under 6/7
Girls Under 8/9
Girls Under 10
Girls Under 12
Girls Under 14
Girls Under 17

Boys * Under 10
Boys * Under 12
Boys * Under 14
Boys * Under 17

Ladies Over 35
Mens Over 35

Tuesdays at Warriewood

Mixed Under 6
Mixed Under 8

Boys * Under 10
Boys * Under 17

Mens Under 21
Mens Open Age
 

 

Wednesdays at Warriewood

Mixed Under 7
Mixed Under 9

Boys * Under 12
Boys * Under 14

Ladies Open Age
Ladies Over 35

Mixed  Open Age



Interested in being a referee?

We’re always on the lookout for great referees. If you’re interested, get in touch with us for more details.

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Thursdays at Warriewood

Girls Under 6/7
Girls Under 8/9
Girls Under 10
Girls Under 12
Girls Under 14
Girls Under 17

Ladies Under 21





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* Girls are permitted to play in the Boys competitions only as outfield players (not as goalies) and only so long as she and her parents both understand that she is unlikely to play with or against any other girls. We make this point only to ensure that there is no confusion or expectation that a Boys competitions might actually be a Mixed Gender competition.


If you want to know the moment that registrations have opened (and to get other time-critical information through the season) we strongly recommend that you follow us on Twitter.

 

Early bird registration bonuses


Teams that have at least the qualifying number of players registered before 19th July will receive two bonuses:

Every player that has registered before that date will get an (approximately) 10% discount on the standard registration fee. The discount is already calculated on the registration form and will revert back up to the standard fee on 20th July.

AND

The team will get to choose their playing colours from our ten available colour-ways. The way this works is:
(1) We record the date and time that each player is registered
(2) We grade all the teams in a particular age group and assemble them in to competitions
(3) In each competition we look to see which teams qualified to choose their colours by having at least the qualifying number of players registered and, of those, we determine the order in which they were registered based on the date/time their last player was registered.
(4) We then contact each team, in the order that they qualified, to obtain their colour choice. The team that qualifies first gets first choice, the team that qualifies second gets second choice, etc etc.

The (minimum) qualifying number of players is eight (8) in the following age groups:
All Under 6, Under 7, Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under competitions plus Girls Under 14 and all Over 35 competitions.

The (minimum) qualifying number of players is seven (7) in the following age groups:
Boys Under 14 competitions plus all Under 17, Under 20 and Open Age competitions
 

 

Change of venue for the 2024 Spring season


Council have advised us that our spiritual home, Rat Park, will not be available for our use in season 2024 as they have planned field maintenance and improvements. Instead, we will be playing at Warriewood Valley on Jacksons Road (directly opposite Warriewood shopping centre) this year and returning to Rat Park in 2025.

We will also be playing separate competitions at Curl Curl, as we have done for several years now.
 

 

Change of format for the 2024 Spring season


We are trialling a slightly different format in season 2024, reducing the number of players involved in a game for some age groups.

In season 2024, the following age groups will continue to play six-a-side (goalie plus five outfield players):
All Under 6, Under 7, Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under competitions plus Girls Under 14 and all Over 35 competitions.

And the following age groups will play five-a-side (goalie plus four outfield players):
Boys Under 14 competitions plus all Under 17, Under 20 and Open Age competitions
 

 

Sub Junior Coaching Handbook


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Developed over many years and used by many coaches of sub junior and/or inexperienced players of any age who have a “weaker foot” or who are looking to improve their spacial awareness.

I’ve personally used many of the drills with ages including Under 6, Under 7, Under 8, Under 9, Under 10, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, Open Age Men and Over 35 Men and Women with great success.

Authored by Stuart Cole and available completely free of charge to anyone that wants some new ideas on coaching football ... download our Sub Junior Coaching Handbook for free.

 

What else do you get when you play FootballSSG ?


FootballSSG is the Northern Beaches’ longest-running, best organised and most fun 6-a-side football competition.

Included in your registration fee is, well, pretty much everything. We provide every player with a full playing kit (jersey, shorts and socks) plus a goalkeeper jersey for each team. We provide referees for every game, plenty of match footballs on every field for every game, official time keepers, on site assistance and the best, clear, accurate, relevant and timely communications that you’ll experience in a community-based sporting organisation.

You simply need to organise your team of 8-10 players and a manager. We look after everything else.

The role of the manager at FootballSSG is very, very simple. Your tasks are:
 - at the advised time before the season starts, collect (or have someone else collect) your team’s player kits
 - distribute your team’s player kits to the players
 - before the start of each game, complete the team’s details on the Match Record Sheet
 - during the game, organise (or have someone else organise) the player substitutions such that every player gets a fair go
 - at the conclusion of each game, sign the Match Record Sheet to confirm your agreement with the score as recorded


When we established the competition back in 2007, we wanted to create a place where players could just come and have fun, where parents could enjoy themselves and not feel pressured to ‘volunteer’ and where the referees and field officials felt safe and supported as they learn to be the best they can be. All these years later, with various ‘tweaks’ along the way, we’re confident we’ve got things just about as right as they can be.
 

 

NSW Active Kids Voucher Redemptions


FootballSSG is proudly not-for-profit and is a registered NSW Active Kids Provider

 

My favourite YouTube video ... have you got a FootballSSG video that you would like us to share?


If you’ve got 9 minutes spare, check this out (video produced by Matt Leiper in 2012 ... honestly I get a buzz every time I watch these superstars of the future)
 

 

Have you liked us on Facebook yet ?


We’re the most liked small-sided football competition in Sydney ... and we want to be the most liked community football-related Facebook page in Sydney too.

Why not check it out and, if you like FootballSSG ... show it on Facebook by liking us and sharing our Facebook page with your friends ... because we want EVERYONE to know about FootballSSG    emoti




 

We have NEVER missed a game due to wet weather


This is a claim that we can no longer make. After twelve years and almost 20,000 games scheduled, in our Spring 2019 season we were unable to re-schedule and play 49 games that we chose not to play on the day that Sydney was placed under a State Of Emergency due to extreme heat and bushfire activity/threat. The weeks that followed that day we were affected by rain and so welost those 49 games.

We really were not happy about it, but the fact is that after our 2023 season we can only claim that over sixteen years and 30,000 scheduled games we have only missed 0.1% of games due to extreme weather events.

We still know you just want to play, so we only use the best quality fields with the best irrigation and drainage systems, so you get to play. After all, that is what you want, isn’t it? When you register to play, you just want to be able to play!
 

 

STILL Sydney’s favourite small-sided football competition


- 760 players in 2008 (our first year) -
- Over 2,500 players in 2013 -
- 4,500 players in 2017 -
That’s 35% growth, year on year!

Be a part of the best organised and best fun small sided football competition in Sydney. We’ve got something for everyone:

- Boys, Girls, Men’s & Ladies’ competitions -
- All age groups from Under 6 to Over 35 -

We’re the best, because we’re the most fun!
 

 

FootballSSG is played at the best venues with the best playing surface and the best lighting. This photo taken at Pittwater Rat Park, October 2012