Junior Development Squads
Manly United FC’s Development Squad program is a 2-fold.
The first of these is the U6/7 & U8 program.
Running from February to September the U6/7 focusses on developing younger players ability with the ball at their feet. The sessions strive to encourage comfort on the ball in a fun football environment to ensure players are developing their love for the game as well as developing their football ability at the same time.
The U8s takes this to the next level with more ball manipulation and an introduction to the four core skills. The U8s program is designed to prepare players for the Skill Acquisition Phase and giving them a technical base that will allow them to continue to develop in realistic football situations.
Details of the trials are as follows:
Wednesday 14th February 2018
Friday 16th February 2018
Wednesday 21st February 2018 (if required)
Friday 23rd February 2018 (if required)
U6/7 (Born in 2011 or 2012)
4pm Rego for 4:30pm Start. Finished by 5:45pm.
U8 (Born 2010)
5:15pm Rego for 5:45pm start. Finished by 7pm.
Please note: One of the conditions for selection in a Development Squad is any player selected must register for the same MWFA Club in 2018 as they were registered in 2017. If a player is not willing to meet this requirement, that player should not try out for the Development Squad. Any player, who is selected in a Development Squad and in the 2018 season is found to have registered for a different Club to their 2017 Club, will be removed from the Development Squad and replaced by a player who meets this requirement
Players must be register for an MWFA Club prior to the commencement of the first trial to be eligible and then must remain registered with that club for the 2018 season in order to accept their place in the Development Squad should they be selected.
The program will run from week beginning Monday 26th of February until week ending Friday 21st September. Training days will be advertised shortly.
To register for the trials please CLICK HERE.
The second component of the Development Squads is the U9 – U12 boys and U10 – U13 girls.
These programs are designed to underpin the Skill Acquisition Program and the coaches from both programs work closely to ensure there is consistent content delivered.
Trials and squad selection for the girls has been completed and the boys trials will be run in conjunction with the SAP trials.
If selected in the Development Squads players must register with the club they were registered with in 2017.
The boys program will run from week beginning Monday 26th of February until week ending Friday 21st September. Training days will be advertised shortly.