Junior Girls Trial Information for 2020


ALL girls eligible for ‘Juniors’ wishing to play soccer for Brighton Soccer Club in an A or B grade (Performance Team) in 2020 are invited to our trial sessions.

ALL girls eligible for U12, U13, U14, U15/16 and U18 Juniors wishing to play C or D grade  for Brighton Soccer Club in 2020 please register your interest with the relevant Year Level Coordinator. This group of players are not required to attend trials.

As girls leave the Miniroos and enter the Junior competition they are placed in teams based on their individual ability. U12's remain 9 aside on a half size pitch and the offside rule and a league ladder are introduced.Any team wishing to remain playing together as a whole team are invited to enter the Joeys (social) league, please note, that trials are not a team assessment and discussions regarding whole team grading will not be taking into consideration during this process.  If you wish to remain together as a team please email the relevant Year Level Coordinator to do this.

A and B Grade (Performance Teams) are competitive teams and selection is based on ability. C, D and Joeys for U12’s have a social focus.

All Junior Girls teams will be determined by the Junior Girls Head of Coaching (HOC) in consultation with the Junior Girls Leadership Group and Coaches. Girls attending A and B Grade trials will be assessed on a range of criteria including athleticism, skill, position suitability and soccer sense. Please see some of the guiding criteria listed below.

Assessors have been engaged and will work with the HOC to run the 2020 Performance Team trials and will make their recommendations to the Leadership Group.   2019 Coaches will be requested to provide assessments of returning BSC players and this will be considered as part of the selection process. Players will be advised of their selection via email.  Please note that an A/B squad may be selected after trials with offers specific to A and B teams not given until March 2020.  This will be made clear in your letter of offer.  If a player if determined as having potential but does not quite make the requirements during the trail process they may be offered a "train on" position on a team for the pre season. This will be outlined in your letter of offer. Each age group may take a different approach.

Attendance at more than one age level is permitted, please make it known to the age group coordinators concerned if this is the case.

Players accepting a position in an A or B team will be expected to pay a Performance Team Levy to secure their place in the team. This levy will cover, pre season training, in season skills training for U12 to U14 age groups, training/away clash shirt, and Performance team apparel. Performance Team Players will be expected to attend pre-season training, pre-season tournaments, and during the season attend 2-3 training sessions per week. The levies are as follows: A Grade $480 and B Grade $375.  All of the details will be declared in the letter of offer.  Payment of the levy secures the place in the team. Please note that the levy, once paid, is non refundable. This fee is separate to the Club Registration Fee.  Registrations will open in January 2020.  Clearance (Activation) to play in 2020 will not take place until the Players registration is completed and paid.  

Typically Football Victoria schedule matches on the long weekend in June and on the first and last weekends of the mid-year school holidays.  All players are expected to be available for every game.  Players who intend to be unavailable for games may not be eligible to accept a position in a Performance team.

Any candidate wishing to participate as a Goal Keeper in 2020 will be supported with specialised coaching.

All players have good and bad days and injury niggles, so players are encouraged to attend as many trial sessions as possible. This will help alleviate the ‘pressure to perform’ on a single day. We are understanding of availability issues at this time of year.

If a candidate would like to nominate to be part of a C or D grade team, they do not need to attend trial sessions but please ensure that you have contacted your year level coordinator to express this.

The trial sessions may not result in selection of a complete team and additional grading sessions may be scheduled at a later date.

Grading Dates & Times:



4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Saturday 19 October 

Saturday 26 October 

Saturday 2 November 


4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Saturday 9 November 

Saturday 16 November 

Saturday 23 November


5:45pm - 7:00pm

Monday 21 October

Monday 28 October

Monday 11 November


7:15pm - 8:45pm

Monday 21 October

Monday 28 October

Monday 11 November



Please register by clicking HERE


Criteria Used for Player Evaluation

Does the player try to CONTROL THE BALL, when it comes to them, or do they look to kick it away?

Is the player CONFORTABLE WHEN DRIBBLING the ball? Does the player try to keep the ball close to her feet?

Does the player recognise when to DRIBBLE AWAY FROM PRESSURE?

Does the player MOVE INTO OPEN SPACE to receive passes?

Does the player naturally MOVE WITH THE GAME, or do they try to kick the ball and stand still?

Does the player try to RECEOVER THE BALL when the other team has possession?

Is the player MOBILE within the game?

Does the player MOVE when the ball is close to them?

Does the player have a high TRANSISITION WORK RATE?

Does the player transition quickly from ATTACK TO DEFENCE and from DEFENCE TOATTACK?


Age Eligibility

U15/16 - 2004/2005

U14 - 2006

U13 - 2007

U12 - 2008


A player can try out for more than one age group and can be selected for a higher age level if her physical and technical abilities are deemed suitable by the assessors and the Junior Girls Leadership Team.



Shin guards are compulsory!

Pre-registration is necessary via the above link.


Grading questions


Any questions please email below:


Under 12


Under 13 and 14

Mardi Brennan

Under 15/16

Dimi Dimas



Sue Collins
General Manager
Brighton Soccer Club
0478 923 391