Frequently Asked Question's
Questions about Soccer
What age can my child play soccer?
What is the off-side rule and what age group does it occur?
•Any part of the head, body or feet is in the opponents’ half (excluding the halfway line) and
•Any part of the head, body or feet is nearer to the opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent The hands and arms of all players, including the goalkeepers, are not considered.
• second-last opponent or
• last two opponents
rebounded or been deflected off the goalpost, crossbar, match official or an opponent
been deliberately saved by any opponent A player in an offside position receiving the ball from an opponent who deliberately plays the ball (except a deliberate save by any opponent) is not considered to have gained an advantage. A ‘save’ is when a player stops or attempts to stop, a ball which is going into or very close to the goal with any part of the body except the hands/arms (unless the goalkeeper within the penalty area). In situations where:
• A player moving from, or standing in, an offside position is in the way of an opponent and interferes with the movement of the opponent towards the ball this is an offside offence if it impacts on the ability of the opponent to play or challenge for the ball; if the player moves into the way of an opponent and impedes the opponent’s progress (e.g. blocks the opponent) the offence should be penalised under Law 12.
• A player in an offside position is moving towards the ball with the intention of playing the ball and is fouled before playing or attempting to play the ball or challenging an opponent for the ball, the foul is penalised as it has occurred before the offside offence
• An offence is committed against a player in an offside position who is already playing or attempting to play the ball or challenging an opponent for the ball, the offside offence is penalised as it has occurred before the foul challenge
• A goal kick
• A throw-in
• A corner kick
Where do I find the rules to play soccer?
What does my child need to bring to soccer?
When does the soccer season start?
Where can I find game locations and times?
All locations and times can be found on the Football West website.
Who and What is the Technical Director
We would like to welcome Eddie Garrido, who has been appointed the NPL Technical Director for 2018 season.
Eddie’s football experience as a player, coach and eight years knowledge of local talent within Armadale Soccer Club, makes him the appropriate football person to achieve coaches and junior player development. Having a good working relationship and similar philosophy with first team coach John O’Reilly and the senior coaching staff, will create a strong pathway for juniors to progress into senior football.
In 2012 Eddie created academies and school holiday clinics, he was also the founder of the Futsal academy within the club, Eddie is a strong believer in community player development and will work with the juniors to build what is needed to achieve development.
Eddie is committed to create a 5-year plan for the club and looks forward to work in what he is most passionate about…football.
What is the National Premier League (NPL)
Questions about The Club
How does the committee work?
Our Committee is made up of volunteers who nominate at the Annual General Meeting. We have two sub committees they oversee our Juniors at Morgan Park and our NPL Leagues. They have a chair man administrators and a variety of roles that assist the club. The committee meets on the first Monday night of the month at Alfred Skeet.
Do members have to Volunteer and how can I?
We are a club that runs on volunteers. From the President to the line marker. Games can only take place with the assistance of helpers. Games require Coaches, Team managers, canteen helpers, nets set up, half time fruit and many more... We ask all parents take note on enrollment that we will be requiring them to help out during the season in some way.
Does your club use Social Media?
Does your club provide other activities?
Yes we do! we provide many other activites to do with soccer and skills development.
The club Provides additional training for Juniors know as the Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) - 8 years to 11 years
Junior Indoor Football- Game Training (12 years and over)
7 A side Senior Competion - during off season
What Social events does your club hold?
We have several events throughout the year. We have our annual Quiz night. Keep an eye out on Facebook for up and coming events