Trials for High-Level Boys Teams

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High-Level Boys Teams

Glen Eira’s high-level boys teams are for talented boys who are dedicated and focused on the game and their own development. Players must be able to commit to 2 training sessions per week and should also find time to practice privately in their own time.  A high-level team is defined as

  • U13-U16  A- or B-Grade teams
  • U9-U12 Kangaroos-level boys teams

 

 

Prerequisites

Before attending the trials, parents have to submit an online application form. Click here to  Apply to join Glen Eira FC.

Applications must be submitted online and will not be accepted manually on the day of the trials.

 

 

Venue

 Marlborough St Reserve

CAUTION: This isn’t Glen Eira’s usual home ground.

Access carpark via Dromana Ave.

Click for a map of Marlborough St Reserve

 

 

Session Times

Please arrive early to allow to for registration desk and an informal warm-up.

 

Player Age
2019 High-Level TeamsSessions 
Boys born 2001 & 2002.
Turning 17yo or 18yo in 2019
U18B Glen Eira (Intensity)Session 1Feb 2019
Session 2Feb 2019
Boys born 2003.
Turning 16yo in 2019
U16A Glen Eira (Eagles)

U16B/C Glen Eira (Warriors/Jets)
Session 12:00pm (90 mins)
Sun 18-Nov-2018
Marlborough
Session 29:00am (90 mins)
Sun 02-Dec-2018
Marlborough
Boys born 2004.
Turning 15yo in 2019
U15A Glen Eira (Gunners)
U15B Glen Eira (Ninjas)
Session 111:30am (90 mins)
Sun 18-Nov-2018
Marlborough
Session 22:00pm (90 mins)
Sun 02-Dec-2018
Marlborough
Boys born 2005.
Turning 14yo in 2019
U14A Glen Eira (Leopards)
U14B Glen Eira (Panthers)
Session 19:00am (90 mins)
Sun 18-Nov-2018
Marlborough
Session 211:30am (90 mins)
Sun 02-Dec-2018
Marlborough
Boys born 2006.
Turning 13yo in 2019
U13B Glen Eira (Knights)
Session 19:00am (90 mins)
Sun 25-Nov-2018
Marlborough
Session 211:30am (90 mins)
Sat 01-Dec-2018
Moorleigh
Boys born 2007.
Turning 12yo in 2019
Glen Eira (Alligators)
League: 12 Kangas
Session 111:30am (90 mins)
Sun 25-Nov-2018
Marlborough
Session 29:00am (90 mins)
Sat 01-Dec-2018
Moorleigh
Boys born 2008.
Turning 11yo in 2019
Glen Eira (Lasers)
League: 11 Kangas
Session 111:30am (90 mins)
Sun 11-Nov-2018
Marlborough
Session 22:00pm (90 mins)
Sat 24-Nov-2018
Marlborough
Boys born 2009.
Turning 10yo in 2019
Glen Eira (Spiders)
Glen Eira (Thunder)
League: 10 Kangas
Session 19:00am (90 mins)
Sun 11-Nov-2018
Marlborough
Session 211:30am (90 mins)
Sat 24-Nov-2018
Marlborough
Boys born 2010.
Turning 9yo in 2019
Glen Eira (Wolves)
League: 9 Kangas
Session 12:00pm (90 mins)
Sun 11-Nov-2018
Marlborough
Session 29:00am (90 mins)
Sat 24-Nov-2018
Marlborough

DURATION: Please allow up to 90mins for a trials session.

 

 

 

FAQs – Trials for high-level teams

Do I still need to trial if played in one these teams last year?

Assume yes.   Please fill out the application form to let us know what level your child is interested in playing at.  Players’ circumstances and skill levels can change significantly from year to year.  Each season we declare all spots vacant and we start fresh with the Selection Criteria.   Astute parents will note that being in the same team last year is a factor in the selection criteria.

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Why are the trials on different times and days of the week?

Parents and children often have other commitments which might clash with the trials.   The trials sessions are on different times to maximise that chance that everyone can attend at least one of the trials.

 

When will the results be notified?

Within 7 days of each session, the coordinator will send one of 3 possible emails:

1) Your trial has been successful.
You are offered a spot in a high-level team.
To accept this offer and confirm your spot please click this payment link and pay the non-refundable 2019 registration fee within 4 days.
Attendance at session 2 is optional… If you would like to come along, please let us know so we can put your name on the session 2 list.
Note the club will never make offers for more the half of the available spots after session 1 because that wouldn’t fair for the kids in session 2.

2) [Session 1 only]   A callback. We saw some promising signs but need to have a second look to be sure.

3) You missed out on a spot in a high-level team, please come to the Team Allocation Sessions in February to get a spot in a mid-level or a social team.
Note: If you get one of these after session 1 then you aren’t required to come to session 2.

 

 

 

Do I need to attend all trials sessions?

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No you don’t have to, but your chances to impress the selectors are increased if you do.

1) If you get a ‘missed out’ email after session 1 then you aren’t required to come to session 2.

2) If circumstances dictate that you are unable to attend any or all of the sessions, please let us know and the coordinator may be able to arrange for a coach with a vacancy to ‘have a look at’ your child at one of their training sessions.   If this happens, please don’t expect too much – it’s still a long shot.

What do I need to bring?
  • Boots and shin guards
  • Drink bottle (more than 1 in hot weather)

 

 

 

What if the weather is extreme?

The club’s Extreme Weather Policy applies to trials the same as it does to matches and normal training sessions.

Is there a fee to trial?

No fee to trial.

Note however that if you are offered a spot, you must accept the offer and pay the normal registration fee by the deadline in order to confirm your spot.

clipboard-checkbox-iconWhen will the trials results be announced?

The results of the trials will be sent to the email address provided on the application form within 7 days of the last trials session.

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If I miss out on a High-level team do I still need to trial to get into an Mid-level team?
Everyone wanting a spot in a Mid-level team has to attend the Team Allocation sessions.

 

 

 

Are selectors allowed to judge and comment about their own kids?
No.  In the event that a child of one of the selectors is trialling, then that selector isn’t allowed to record any observations or make any comments about their own child’s trial.

 

If I’m selected, when is training?

All Glen Eira high-level teams train 2 times a week.   The coach will let you know which nights your team will train.

What if I don’t agree with the trials outcome?

The selectors are available to discuss (learning opportunities for) every kid with their respective parent/guardian.  They will refrain from discussing other children, i.e. he will not make comparisons. If you’re not satisfied, the club’s manager and/or president is available to sit in on a second discussion. Furthermore, he’ll take suggestions for improvement of the trials procedure for the following year.
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