Graded Team Trials
U12 & U13 start from 7th October 2018
U14 & U15 start from 21st October 2018
U16 start from 18th November 2018
U17 start from 25th November 2018
U18s no trials planned at this stage
Brighton Soccer Club is the largest soccer club in Victoria with almost 1500 members and every year at Brighton, we undergo an assessment process to determine the players that are capable and deserving to play in a graded team. Generally at A & B level in the South division of the FFV. These boys are expected to be committed to their team and the Club. For boys playing in teams from C through to F level they are not required to attend the trials but ensure that the club is aware of their interest to return to play or begin playing at Brighton
Our Aim is that every boy plays at a level in which they can continue to develop their skills and enjoy the game. Players need to be challenged enough to push themselves and learn from their experience but also be comfortable enough not to lose confidence in their abilities. This balance should be achieved whether a child is playing A grade or F grade.
We work very hard to group players into teams of equal ability and have them play in the appropriate grade each year. With more than 300 players in the boys U12-U18 age range, this is not an easy task.
Graded teams (A & B) will be required to train 2 nights per week during the season and are likely to start preseason training in December or January
Ungraded teams (C to F) will be required to train 1 night per week during the season and may not start training until April when we gain access to Dendy Park.
Graded and ungraded teams will not start training until a coach has been appointed and preseason games will not commence until a Team Manager has also volunteered.
We are a community club and we require volunteers to be Coaches, Team Managers & Year Level Coordinators to enable our boys to develop and enjoy playing soccer at Brighton so please ask how you can also help out.
As the boys move through the year levels we expect that their professionalism and independence increases as they grow from boys into young men and we train them with the skills and values to compete fairly and prepare them to represent the club at Senior level.
Assessments and Grading
All Brighton players will be assessed internally by their 2018 coaches. In addition to this all players that want to be considered for a graded team or are new to the club are encouraged to attend the grading sessions.
Head of Coaching Adrian Drury will be overseeing the assessment process, with assistance from our Coaches
NON BRIGHTON PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE GRADING SESSIONS AND WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION DEPENDING ON THE AVAILABILITY OF SPOTS
Teams for 2019
As we cover a huge catchment area, we are anticipating a large number of teams for season 2019 (and depending on player numbers, this may vary) :
Born 2007 U12s – Will continue to operate on the small sided format
Born 2006 U13s – 1x A team, 1x B team, 1x E team
Born 2005 U14s – 1x A team, 1x B team, 1x D team, 1x F team
Born 2004 U15s – 1x A team, 1x C team, 1x E team
Born 2003 U16s – 1x A team, 1x B team
Born 2002 U17s – 1x A team, 1x B or C team
Born 2001 U18s – 1x C team
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