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Belsouth is conducting grading sessions for all players interested in playing for Belsouth in the u10s to u18s in the 2021 winter season. The grading sessions, plus information from coaches provided at the end of the 2020 season (through Player Assessment Sheets), will inform the formation of teams for the 2021 season.

Players in the u7, u8 and u9 in 2021 do not grade. Players in these age groups will be coordinated into teams according to school and friendship groups nominated at the time of registration.

Grading Session Details

Motivate Football Academy ( will assist with the grading process for 2021, in partnership with the Belsouth Grading Committee.

Each age group will have two grading sessions.  These sessions will involve a range of drills that allow the grading coaches to assess the skills of players against the core skills identified by Football Federation Australia for each age group.

The player assessments which are completed by the grading coaches will be used by the Belsouth Grading Committee in conjunction with Player Assessment Sheets (completed by coaches at the end of the 2020 season) to assess where a player is best placed within their age group cohort. The Grading Committee strongly encourages players to attend both grading sessions so a fuller picture of a player’s ability can be formed.  

To participate in grading sessions, players must have:

  • Before grading day – registered to play with Belsouth for the 2021 season via the Play Football website or
    visit Registrations open on Monday 18th January 2021.
  • On grading day – attend the registration desk 20 minutes prior to start of the grading session to check off attendance and be given a numbered grading bib.

Schedule and Location of Sessions

NOTE: The U12’s mixed and U12 girls are the first groups to Grade on Saturday 6th of February 2021

Age Group Saturday 6th February 2021 Tuesday 9th February 2021 Thursday 11th February 2021
U12 mixed and U12 girls 8:00am-9:30am 7:00pm-8:15pm  
U11 mixed and U11 girls 9:45am-11:15am 5:30pm-7:00pm  
U10 mixed and U10 girls 11:30am-1:00pm   5:30pm-7:00pm
U13 open 1:15pm-2:30pm   7:00pm-7:45pm
U14 open 1:15pm-2:30pm   7:00pm-7:45pm
U14 girls 1:15pm-2:30pm   7:00pm-7:45pm
U15 open 2:45pm-3:45pm   7:45pm-8:30pm
U16 open 2:45pm-3:45pm   7:45pm-8:30pm
U16 girls 2:45pm-3:45pm   7:45pm-8:30pm
U18 open 2:45pm-3:45pm   7:45pm-8:30pm
U18 girls 2:45pm-3:45pm   7:45pm-8:30pm

Location To Be Advised (TBA)

Weather – The above schedule is subject to change. The Grading Committee will monitor the weather forecast and adjust times and days if necessary, for the best interests of players. Updates will be provided via the Belsouth Facebook page.  

Attendance – Players must arrive at the field 20 minutes before their session starts to check off attendance. Players are expected to attend every grading session for their age group. If a player cannot attend a session, you must advise the club at least one day prior via

What to bring – Shin guards are mandatory for all players. Players should bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear a hat. 

Parents – Please remain a respectful distance from the playing pitches to enable the grading coaches do their job and to allow your child to enjoy the sessions. 

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