Pre-Season Training & Grading

All grading will be held at our Clarks Road venue – Tudor Park, Clarks Road, Loganholme.


Grading will be conducted for all divisional (U11-U16), girls (U12-16) and men’s (U18 and Metro) and will be completed over a three week block.  Grading will be undertaken by various professional coaching staff under the direction of Nick Croyden (Director of Coaching).  Grading will commence on Monday 4 February, 2008.  See below for details of days and times for specific age-groups. 

Players MUST attend every grading session and MUST have completed registration prior to being able to participate in the grading process.  To secure your place in a particular age-group full registration fee + full club membership is to be paid at sign-on.  Please note that once grading is completed and team selections are finalised that specific training times may change.

U11’s Tues & Thurs 5:00pm-6:30pm
U12’s Mon & Wed 5:00pm-6:30pm
U13’s Tues & Thurs 6:45pm-8:15pm
U14’s Mon & Wed 6:45pm-8:15pm
U15’s Mon & Wed 6:45pm-8:15pm
U16’s Tues & Fri 6:30pm-8:30pm
Men’s  Tues & Fri 6:30pm-8:30pm


U18’s Wed 06 Feb 6:30pm-8:00pm ONLY

Wed 13 Feb 6:00pm-7:30pm
Fri 15 Feb 6:00pm-7:30pm
Then Every Wed & Fri thereafter from 6:00pm-7:30pm





The biggest cause of anxiety for parents and players is the process of grading players according to assessed abilities. For this reasons it is important that all members understand the club’s grading process and policy.  Although parents’ opinions are welcome and appreciated they may not always influence the outcome.




Teams playing in the divisional competition are nominated by the clubs to participate in the various divisions based upon player ability. Players need to be graded into teams depending upon individual ability. Where the club has sufficient players to field teams in multiple divisions all players in the age group shall participate in the grading procedure. All players playing in the Under 11 age-group and above shall be graded.




The Football Brisbane Incorporated (FBI) divisional competition is a competitive junior league. It is structured by age group and corresponding division classification – the lower the division number the higher the assessed ability of the players. The structure is designed to:

  • provide all players with appropriate levels of competition;
  • try and ensure that all players participate principally for fun and fitness and in a division appropriate to their skill level so that they can compete on equal terms; and
  • at the same time provide a competition for players who wish to take their participation in football to a more competitive level.

At Loganholme Soccer Club we want to endeavour to ensure that teams are entered into an appropriate division, taking into account each player’s ability.  This will allow players the freedom and confidence to develop skills, free from the pressure of trying to meet expectations that are not appropriate to their skill level.




Players in each age group will be grouped at random.  Players will be assessed on their ball skills, general game play, ability to read the game, their attitude and development potential.

Grading will generally take place over a three week period with players attending two sessions per week. Sanctioned Grading Games will also be used to assist in grading in the appropriate division.

Players who do not attend grading sessions or arrive at the club after grading is completed, will be assigned to a team at the discretion of the Grading Committee.




Players will be assessed by the Director of Coaching, his assistants and other coaches who have elected to be part of the process.




Appealing a player’s assessment is available to parents and players.

The Director of Coaching and other coaches should not be approached should you not be in agreement with their assessment of your child.

Should you wish to avail yourself of the appeals process you MUST put your concerns in writing and address the letter to the Coaching Coordinator.

The appeal will be addressed by the Coaching Coordinator, Management Committee and members of the Grading Committee.  You will be informed in writing of the outcome.




Once grading has been completed players will be allocated into teams based on the FBI system (i.e. division one, division two etc.). Once team composition has been finalised teams will be nominated with FBI and in 2008 will compete in a series of grading games prior to the commencement of the competitive section of the season.  Teams may be re-graded based on performance during the trial games.




At the completion of the grading process a number of the highest graded teams in various age groups (i.e. BJL or Division 1) may be allocated a professional coach.  Each player who accepts a position in such at team will be required to pay a coaching levy of $100.00 prior to the commencement of the season.  Any player who has not paid a required coaching levy would not be eligible to participate.

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