Trials 2018

2018 NPL & WNPL TRIAL PROCESS

FC Bulleen Lions is pleased to announce the following process and schedule for selections for NPL & WNPL squads for the 2018 season.

 

RETENTION OFFERS

In response to member feedback regarding trials, retention offers will be made to players in each age group by Friday 29th September. Coaches, in conjunction with the TDF, will nominate players they agree merit a retention offer. Players that receive a retention offer will not be required to trial. Players offered a retention position will need to secure their place with a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 payable by Friday 6th October.

Existing players not offered a retention spot will automatically progress to Phase 2 of the trials where they will be encouraged to trial with external players selected from Phase 1. Please let the office know should you not be intending on returning for the 2018 season.

 

PHASE 1 TRIAL PERIOD – EXTERNAL PLAYERS ONLY (2018 Age Groups):

NPL Boys

Sunday 1st October Sunday 15th October
9.00am U12 Boys 4.00pm U20 Boys
10.15am U13 Boys
11.30am U14 Boys
2.00pm U15 Boys
3.30pm U16 Boys
5.00pm U18 Boys

 

Successful players from Phase 1 will be notified by Friday 6th October that they have been selected to attend Phase 2. The TDF/Coaching Panel will have the discretion to offer positions to external players based on their Phase 1 trials.

WNPL Girls

Sunday 15th October
9.00am U12/13 Girls
10.30am U14 Girls
1.00pm U16 Girls
2.30pm U19 Girls

 

Successful players from Phase 1 will be notified by Friday 20th October that they have been selected to attend Phase 2. The TDF/Coaching Panel will have the discretion to offer positions to external players based on their Phase 1 trials.

PHASE 2 TRIAL PERIOD – INTERNAL & SUCCESSFUL EXTERNAL PLAYERS (2018 Age Groups):

NPL Boys

Sunday 8th October Sunday 22nd October
9.00am U12 Boys 4.00pm U20 Boys
10.15am U13 Boys
11.30am U14 Boys
2.00pm U15 Boys
3.30pm U16 Boys
5.00pm U18 Boys

 

Successful players will be notified by Friday, 13th October. Players offered a position will need to secure their place with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit payable by Friday, 20th October.

WNPL Girls

Sunday 22nd October Sunday 29th October
 9.00am U12/13 Girls 9.00am U12/13 Girls
10.30am U14 Girls 10.30am U14 Girls
1.00pm U16 Girls 1.00pm U16 Girls
2.30pm U19 Girls 2.30pm U19 Girls

 

Successful players will be notified by Friday, 3 November. Players offered a position will need to secure their place with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit payable by Friday, 10 November.

DEVELOPMENT & PERFORMANCE PHASE SQUADS

The Development Phase refers to the U12 to U15 age groups where the focus is on the enjoyment of the game and development of the games’ skills. In this phase players are given, on average, minimum half a game so that they have the opportunity to develop/improve. *

The Performance Phase refers to the U16 and above age groups where the focus is on preparing youth players for senior football. In this phase players will be placed in an environment where game time is earned (on merit) primarily on PERFORMANCE. *

* Conditional on players meeting attendance, attitude & behaviour requirements.

SQUAD SIZES

BOYS

U12 squad: will have a maximum of 27 players (24 outfield players plus 3 Goalkeepers). This squad will then be split into 2 teams.

U15 squad: will have a maximum of 18 players (16 outfield players plus 2 Goalkeepers).

U13, 14, 16 & 18 squads: will have a maximum of 17 players (16 outfield players plus 1 Goalkeeper).

GIRLS

U12/13 & 16 squads: will have a maximum of 18 players (16 outfield players plus 2 Goalkeepers).

U14 & 19 squads: will have a maximum of 17 players (16 outfield players plus 1 Goalkeeper).

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Any questions please contact us on fcblions@venetoclub.com or via phone on 9850 4121

2018 WNPL TRIAL PROCESS

FC Bulleen Lions is pleased to announce the following process and schedule for selections for WNPL squads for the 2018 season.

PHASE 1 TRIAL PERIOD – EXTERNAL PLAYERS (Internal Players Optional):

WNPL Girls – 2018 Age Groups

Sunday 15th October Goal Keepers Trials
9.00am U12/13 Girls
10.30am U14 Girls 10.30am:  U12-U14s
1.00pm U16 Girls 1.00pm:  U16s
2.30pm U19 Girls 2.30pm: U19s

 

Successful external players from Phase 1 will be notified by Friday 20th October that they have been selected to attend Phase 2.

PHASE 2 TRIAL PERIOD – INTERNAL & SUCCESSFUL EXTERNAL PLAYERS:

WNPL Girls – 2018 Age Groups

Sunday 22nd October Sunday 29th October Goal Keepers Trials
 9.00am 9.00am U12/13 Girls U12/13 Girls
10.30am 10.30am U14 Girls U14 Girls 10.30am:  U12-U14s
1.00pm 1.00pm U16 Girls U16 Girls 1.00pm:  U16s
2.30pm 2.30pm U19 Girls U19 Girls 2.30pm: U19s

 

Successful players will be notified by Friday, 3 November. Players offered a position will need to secure their place with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit payable by Friday, 10 November.

DEVELOPMENT & PERFORMANCE PHASE SQUADS

The Development Phase refers to the U12 to U16 age groups. In this phase players are given, on average, minimum half a game so that they have the opportunity to develop/improve. *

The Performance Phase refers to the U19s where the focus is on preparing youth players for senior football. In this phase all players will be given minimum game time (i.e. TBC by the TDF) as part of their continued development but greater game time is afforded to players that merit it through performance.  *

* Conditional on players meeting attendance, attitude & behaviour requirements.

SQUAD SIZES

GIRLS

U12 squad (If implemented): will have a maximum of 14 players (9v9 format).

U13 to U19 squads: will have a maximum of 17 players.

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