Team selections 2018
Please be sure that the Junior Committee has been working exhaustively on planning for 2018 and beyond. Our goal is to build a strong, loyal base of club members.
It has been decided that rather than hold trials, the club is in a very good position where our coaches know the players well and we have a strong standard across our age groups. Therefore we will not hold trials unless absolutely necessary. Instead we will be working across each age group to develop club members and promote where possible, rewarding loyalty and commitment and hard work, as well as ability.
Below is the current situation for each of the age groups.
U12-U16 BYPL Brisbane Youth Premier League (formerly SYL)
These teams have all been finalised and all players notified. There is still a vacancy in U16 BYPL for a goalkeeper.
U12-U16 divisional teams
The majority of these teams have been finalised and players notified. We anticipate the remainder of this age group being resolved by mid-December.
The head coaches are working on player selection for 2018 and at this stage we do not intend to hold trials for current club members. Those who have been selected for Komodo teams will receive notification in coming weeks (hopefully before Christmas). A non-refundable deposit will be required to secure the position. Selections will be based on input from 2017 coaches, as well as feedback about attitude and behaviour. Where a gap exists in our club strengths, we may invite players from outside the club to trial in the pre-season. Some teams may need a few weeks of pre-season training before the player positions are settled.
U9-U11 Goannas and Geckos
As usual these teams will be formed after registration has closed in the new year and may require some cohorts to train together before being settled.
U9-U11 all levels – coach selection
The head coaches are still working on coaching structures for these age groups and coaches will be contacted soon for expression of interest for coaching positions.
U8 Cross-river team
All U8 players will commence the season training together as a cohort and players will be selected to join the Cross River team before matches begin in March/April. The coach for this team is Craig McLeod.
U6-U8 in-house teams
As usual these age groups will remain social and not streamed on standard. The head coaches are still working on coaching structures for these age groups and coaches will be contacted soon for expression of interest for coaching positions.
Player registration – all juniors
Player registration will open in early January and we are considering introducing a close date for registrations so we can then confidently resolve team selections sooner. Full fee payment is required before a player can be put in a team. Please check the club website and Facebook closer to Christmas for the most up-to-date information.