The way players are allocated to a team will vary by age group. Players are asked to attend a team formation day where players will be grouped by capability. Where players have not been able to attend team formation the club will attempt to best place players looking for a team. Sessions are generally held in February of each year. For details on the dates please check What’s On.
Under 6 and 7s
Team formation is typically based around grouping players with friends, schools and existing teams (under 7’s)
This is the hardest age group as this is the first year of playing other teams in the district. We have to pull together similar capabilities. The idea is so that they play in a division that closely match their own capabilities to ensure that the matches are fun.
Under 9 – 18’s
Across these age groups we have a blend of returning teams. Players who want to change teams and new players. However if a team is returning with sufficient players, then we won’t necessarily ask the entire team to return for team formation (we would still expect the coach and manager of the team to still attend).
We do run team formation for senior teams, however it is generally that the returning teams coaches coming down to fill vacant positions in their teams.