OAKLEIGH CANNONS FC TRIAL PROCESS – U18/ U16
Admin desk receives all EOI applications via email. Upon receiving the email, admin desk replies with confirmation of receipt of email. Then admin desk transcribes all details onto a spreadsheet ready for trials. Admin desk welcomes everyone as they enter the Pavillion. All players / parents check their personal details are all correct at Admin desk. Every player is given a bib - 4 different colors and numbered, randomly selected, recorded against each name.
A team of our existing coaches are appointed to mark players on Day 1 – using a clipboard with a marking form and a pen (supplied by Admin desk).
On Day 1, the Head Coach of the team must select his top 11 players. Other coaches assisting provide the head coach with their view, however the Head Coach can supersede any selections as Day 1 of trials belongs to the Head Coach.
They get to play a small sided “keeping off” game 5v5 / 6v6; SS games, players rotated
They get to play a full sided game 11v11 (mixed). Game selection (mixed). No selection on ability or position has been made at this stage – we just want to have a look at the child’s small sided and long sided ability.
You will notice people with clipboards watching and marking at each corner of the ground.
Our aim on Day 1 is to pick a team of 15 who will wear the green bib on day 2. This green team is referred to as the ‘go’ team. It means your child has one foot in the door but not fully there just yet.
At the end of the night, player cuts are done and emails are sent to notify the “unsuccessful” candidates.
If you do not get / receive an email from the club at the end of Day 1, that means you come back on Day 2.
A list of the top 11 players selected will be given to the admin desk, as they must be given a green bib on Day 2.
*** Technical Director reviews / checks and signs off on Day 1