Junior FAQ's 

 

 Q. How does my child join? 

You can register prior to the sign on days via the register link located on the Junior Oztag page. You can also come down to one of the designated information days. 

 

Q. Can I enter a Team/Child before sign on?

Yes, you can register your team/child via the registration link located on the Junior Oztag tab. Alternatively, you can contact us and we will send out all the appropriate forms needs to enter your team/child into the competition.

 

Q. What paperwork do I have to fill out?

Teams must fill out a Team Sheet with player's names and details along with Member number. Click here to download a Team Sheet.

 

Q. How long does the season run for?

The summer season runs for 12 weeks with a 2 week break over school holidays.

 

Q. When is Oztag played?

Our summer comp runs from September to December (12 rounds). 

 

Q. How much does Junior Oztag Cost

Our summer competition is $85 per play plus an Oztag Annual Membership of $11 for all players under the age of 15.  

 

Q. What gear does my child need to wear to play?

Every child needs to have Official Oztag Shorts ($25) or Tights ($35) to play. Shorts and tights can be purchased from the admin tent on game days. All players must also wear the same coloured and numbered shirts (team delegates to advise). No metal or screw in stud type shoes are allowed. Sandshoes are allowed but not recommended due to players not having a good grip. 

 

Q. I have signed my child up to play Junior Oztag but don't know what team he/she has been placed into?

We have a record of all players we have placed into teams which will be placed under the 'Junior Oztag' tab. If you are still unsure please give us a call or send us an email.

 

Q. Where do we find if games will be cancelled due to weather?

Details will be posted on the webiste and on our Facebook page no later than 2:00pm on game days.

 

 

  1. Q. How long do the games go for?

 

Games will run for 30 minutes (15 minute halves with a 2 minute break).

 

Q. Am I able to register my child as an individual player?

Yes, this can either be done via the registration link located on the 'Junior Oztag' page or at one of the designated info days. We will place children individually into teams. We will do our best to place your child into a team they will feel comfortable with. Please advise us of which school they are from or if there are friends they would like to play with and we will do our best.

 

Q. Can I make sure that my child is placed into a team with their friend?

We will do everything we can but in some cases it is not possible due to teams being full.

 

Q. What divisions are available for my child to play in?

BOYS & Girls

U6's born in 2013 U7's born in 2012

U8's born in 2011 U9's born in 2010

U10's born in 2009 U11's born in 2008 

U12's born in 2007 U13's born in 2006

U14's born in 2005 U15's born in 2004

 

NOTE: U5's can also play.

 

Q. Will Semi and Grand Finals be played?

Finals will only be played in divisions U10 and above for both boys and girls as divisions from U5 to U9 are non-competitive age groups. This means no official competition ladders are kept.

 

Q. My child wants to play with friends that are OLDER, can he/she do this?

We do not encourage this, however as long as the parents and the child are happy to do this, we have no problem as long as a consent form is signed.

 

Q. My child wants to play with friends that are YOUNGER, can he/she do this?

Yes this is possible BUT there can only be 1 year difference and a maximum of 2 older players within a team, PLUS the opposition will gain 2 tries for each of these players. This means the team would be 4 tries down before the game commences.

 

Q. My daughter wants to play in a boy's team, can she?

We do not encourage this, however as long as the parents and the child are happy to do this we have no problem as long as a consent form is signed.

 

Q. Who & What is a Delegate?

They are your team and our team contact. We have many parents that sign up as a delegate to help organize a team to pass on any game times or any relevant information concerning draws etc.

 

Q. Does Rockhampton Oztag provide Coaches?

Being a recreational sport, Oztag does not have coaches. We do however have Development Officers who assist teams to grasp the basics of the game each afternoon we play. Just come up and see the admin desk to organise someone to assist your team.

 

Q. Will my child need to be graded?

Oztag does not grade teams or players. Oztag is a recreational sport designed for children to make up teams so that they can play with their friends. We have teams made up from school class friends, winter sport teams (netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer etc.) and from individuals signing up.

 

Q. Does my child need to attend training each week?

No training days are scheduled for players. It is up to individual teams to arrange their own training days if they choose to do so. The majority of team's do not train at all.

 

Q. Is thier Representative pathways in Oztag?

Yes. Trials are held each year in October for players interested in playing in their division at the following years State Cup to be held in February for both boys and girls divisions.

 

If you have any further questions that have not been answered on this page, please email us at rockhampton@oztag.com and we will be happy to answer all of your questions.  

 
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