FINAL TRY OUTS SUNDAY 4th FEBRUARY
Following from our trials in November, and offers going out since then, we currently have a few places left in our Development Teams for 2024.
Players who were not offered a place in the first round of trials should have received a message explaining this and are still welcome to attend the upcoming trials if they wish to do so. All players will be treated as ‘new trialists’ as we understand players don’t always perform their best under pressure of a trial.
Please see the list of available places below and if you would like to trial for one of the places, complete the registration form. Additional information about our Development Program is included below.
Super League & Diamond League
U14 Super League = 2
U16 Super League = 5
G14/15 Diamond League = 2
G16 Diamond League = 8
U8 Development = 8
U9 Development = 2
U10 Development = 4
U11 Development = 2
U12 Development = 3
U13 Development = 6
Trials will be held at Chatswood High School oval on Sunday 4th February at the following times. All updates on available places will be made on this page with all inquiries directed to this page.
2:00-2:45pm all U8-U10 players
2:45-3:30pm all U11-U13 players
3:15-4:00pm all U14-U16 players
Note: your child’s age group is the age they turn in 2024. So if they turn 10 in 2024 they will play U10.
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Some of your questions may be answered below, but if not, feel free to contact us at email@example.com
What are Chatswood Rangers Development Teams?
Development teams make a commitment to train twice per week rather than the usual once per week, are assigned a qualified coach for trainings and match day, play in either Division 1, 2 or 3 of their age group competition. The program is designed to cater for players wishing to play in the higher divisions and accelerate their football development through increased training and match play.
We aim to have up to two development teams per age group. The decision to run one or two teams will be made based on the depth of players attending the trials.
How much does it cost to play in a Development Team?
All players in the club pay a standard registration fee. The 2023 junior fees were $290 (inc GST) for U8-U11 and $330 (inc GST) for U12-U18. The 2024 fees have not yet been set as we are yet to receive the 2024 association fees, ground hire charges and other costs.
Development Team players pay an additional fee to cover the additional training ground hire and equipment costs, the cost of qualified coaching staff and other costs related to running the development program. The 2023 fees were $860 for U8 & U9, $885 for U10 & U11, $935 for U12, $960 for U13 & U14, $985 for U15 & U16. The 2024 fees will be determined once association fees, ground hire costs and other related costs are available to the Club.
How does my child get selected for a Development Team?
Development Team players from the 2023 season may be given an offer of retention to guarantee them a spot in the 2024 team. These offers are made based on coach and manager assessments throughout the season, considering player ability and performance, attitude and commitment to training and the team. Offers of retention must be accepted (including the receipt of the non-refundable holding deposit of $300) one week prior to the trials or they become void and those positions become open to trial. 2023 players who were not made a retention offer, are still welcome to trial and may well be selected if they perform well and show commitment to the program.
Trials are run in age groups coaches and our football committee making observations of players individual skills, athletic ability, strength, match play, game awareness and other football criteria. Players are scored based on their performance at the trials and then ranked. Places in the teams are then offered. Acceptance must be received via email along with with receipt of the non-refundable deposit of $300 within two weeks of the offer being made. Failure to accept an offer in this time frame renders the offer void and we will make an offer to the next player in the trial rankings.
What does the Development Program involve?
Development teams commence training up to 6 weeks ahead of the regular season (most other teams only commence 1 or 2 weeks ahead of the season).
Two trainings will be conducted each week with a qualified coach. Players will be given a training shirt as part of their fees. Footballs and other equipment are provided by the Club.
Some trial matches will be held in the lead up to the regular season.
Some teams will be eligible to play in some of the association Cups and other tournaments in addition to the regular weekly competition.
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