FAQ'S

What grade does my child play in?

Your child plays in the grade that equals the age they turn this year. For example, if your child has turned 9 or is turning 9 this year, they must play in under 10 grade. Girls can play down one grade if they wish.

The regulations are very strict on players playing in the correct grade. We are not able to change grades for players without seeking formal dispensation.

Please refer here:

Year of birth

05/06 = U17

07/08 = U15

09 = U13th

10/11 = U12 (11/12th grade)

12/13 = U10 (9/10th grade)

14/15 = U8 (7/8th grade)

When does the season run?

The Junior season runs from the 7th May to the 10th September.

Kickers season starts on the 15th May and finishes on the 21st August. No games are played during the school holidays in Kickers.

Where do the grades play?

First Kickers play every Sunday at Mazengarb Park.

The Under 8 Grade plays in Campbell Park, Paekakariki, Mazengarb Park, Paraparaumu, James Cook Memorial Park, Waikanae and Haruatai Park in Otaki.  They rotate week after week.

The Under 10​​​​​​​ Grade plays Campbell Park, Paekakariki, Mazengarb Park, Paraparaumu, James Cook Memorial Park, Waikanae and Haruatai Park in Otaki. 

The Under 12 grade play Campbell Park, Paekakariki, Mazengarb Park, Paraparaumu, James Cook Memorial Park, Waikanae and Haruatai Park in Otaki. In the under 12 grade we also have a travelling team that plays a home and away format and travels into Wellington to play away games.

What time do the different grades play?

First Kickers run from 10-11am on Sundays.

Under 8 grade play 9-10 on Saturday mornings .

Under 10 grade play two 20 minute games each Saturday and kick-offs for the first game is 8.45 am OR 10.30 am with their second game following directly after.

Under 12 grade play on Saturday mornings. 

How long are the games?

Under 8 grade play 4x12 minute games between 9-10am. It is suggested to arrive at the ground 15-20 minutes early to do a good warm up before starting. There is no half time in the game and a 2-3 minute break between games.

Under 10 grade play two 20 minute games every Saturday morning.

Under 12 grade play two 25 minute games in a 9v9 format every Saturday morning.

Do we play in school holidays?​​​​​​​

For all school holidays the first and last Saturday are always game day. The middle Saturday of the school holidays these grades do not play.

What kit do we need?

For the Under 8 to Under 12 grade the shirts are provided by the club. The parents will need to provide their children with boots, shinpads, socks and shorts. The socks and shorts are required to be Royal Blue to fit with the clubs colours.

​​​​​​​Do we have practices?

Under 8, the club asks that one practice a week is held for each under 8 team at a time and location that is decided by the coach.

Under 10, the club asks that one practice a week is held for each under 10 team at a time and location that is decided by the coach.

Under 12, The club asks that the under 12 grade practices 1-2 times each week with the traveling team/s required to train twice each week.

Coaches

KCU is always seeking volunteers to assist with coaching our junior grades. Kapiti Coast United is very supportive of our volunteer coaches and are happy to assist coaches with upskilling their coaching abilities through courses provided by Capital Football. If you are interested in assisting please refer to the coaches sublink under juniors for contact details. 

KCU works with Capital Football to provide professional development for coaches. If you are interested in obtaining your level 1 and level 2 Junior Coaching Certificate this is available. Please contact the club via junior@kcu.co.nz.

Covid Information

Ahead of the start of the 2022 season, New Zealand Football have announced guidance, developed with Sport NZ and Federations, for delivering football and futsal under the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

New Zealand Football and Federations have confirmed football and futsal for participants aged over 12 years and three months will operate as My Vaccine Pass Gatherings. This is to ensure that the game remains compliant with the COVID-19 protection framework and can be played in the safest possible environment. 

All participants aged over 12 years and three months will require a valid My Vaccine Pass to be involved in these Gatherings. Participants aged 5-11 are encouraged to be vaccinated. 

Where do we purchase gear from?

Gear can be purchased from Rebel Sport, Stirling Sports or directly through the KCU Online shop https://www.lottosports.co.nz/catalog/kapiti-coast-united-101677.htmx