What is a Game Leader and why do we need Game Leaders?
If we look at junior games in the U6-U12 age groups, each has its own specifics. The most visible of these being the different sizes of both pitches and balls. One can also mention tactics, shape, organization, the coach’s involvement, understanding of the game, and more.
Both players and spectators appreciate it when the games are led/refereed by someone who understands the rules, lets the game flow, doesn’t break the game with unnecessary stoppages, and helps players orient themselves on the field.
Game Leaders are here to help with all of that!!!
To help us create a great environment for young players, we are recruiting players and parents to become Game Leaders and Mentors. For players aged 11 to 18, you can become an accredited Game Leader and be paid for every game you lead. Parents and players over 18 can become Mentors to help support young Game Leaders as they build their skills and confidence.
If you want to become a Game Leader, click here.
Game Leader Match Rules 2024
Please note: if a Game Leader or Referee is not available for an U6-U12s match, Parents/Team Managers are required to assist with the game leading. Please have a look at this document for potential issues you may come across when you are refereeing a junior game. Additionally, Coaches should be coaching their team and not game leading; therefore, if a GL is not assigned, we would ask that you have a volunteer to be the Game Leader. Our GL courses are there to help you gain the knowledge and confidence for doing the Game Leader role.