Ensure that the selection process for all junior teams is just and fair. Maintain the balance, where required, between prioritising the development of the individual player and the development of the junior section as a whole.
‘Related’ This includes, but is not limited to, a parent, guardian, other family member.
Head Selector The selector who is ultimately responsible for running the selection process. This includes, but is not limited to, the selection structure, managing selectors, liaising with the committee.
This policy concerns only the selection process for Waverley Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 competition players.
4) SELECTION PROCEDURE
a) The selection should take place over two weeks.
b) Each player trialling for shield teams will receive a number.
c) Players will be asked to refrain from wearing State or other Representative team clothing (eg Hotshots).
d) Selectors may choose to conduct drills or games as part of the selection process.
e) Selectors may use the attached skills sheet for selections. This process offers a good way to give feedback to a player that is unsuccessful.
f) At the end of second trial, the selectors must rank all of the players in order of skill. This ranking may be used to determine the team allocation, depending on how many players each team will be taking.
i) Each team will be assessed independently and in order from the top – down. Mixed Shield will be assessed first with top ranked players being assigned to Mixed Shield. If a player has elected to be eligible only for Girls Shield or Girls Pennant selection, then she will be removed from the list. The next player in the order will take their place on the list.
ii) Assuming Selectors are also selecting for Girls Shield then the same process will be followed for selection of this team.
iii) If Selectors are also assigning players to Pennant and District teams the process will be repeated, firstly for Pennant and finally for District (where relevant Mixed teams first, then Girls) until all players are assigned.
g) Where there is disagreement amongst the ranking of the players, the Head Selector must put the issue to a vote amongst selectors. In the event of a tie, the Head Selector’s view will be final.
h) Any player involved in the selection process may, in writing, request feedback from the Head Selector. The Head Selector must provide reasonable feedback to that player in a timely manner.
i) If a player cannot attend both trials then they must notify the Age Group Coordinator so they can be considered at a later time. Please state reason as to why you are unable to attend.
5) SELECTION CRITERIA FOR SHIELD TEAM
a) The selectors may take into consideration the following elements for selection in a Shield Team.
i) Basic skills; included but not limited to trapping, hitting, pushing, slapping.
ii) Relevant fitness components; included but not limited to aerobic endurance, anaerobic capacity, strength, power, speed, agility
iii) Commitment and attendance at Training;
iv) Coachability: how good the player is at taking onboard coach feedback and incorporating it into their game.
v) Tactical awareness
vii) Positional qualities and skills
viii) Specialist skills; including but not limited to Short Corner Skills.
6) SELECTION CRITERIA FOR TEAMS OTHER THAN SHIELD
a) Selectors may take into consideration all of the elements in s5 AND the following
i) Team ability
ii) Team balance
iii) Positions previously played
7) SELECTION CRITERIA FOR U10 HALF FIELD
a) To be eligible for selection, players must be eight years or older as of 1 January of the year of selection.
i) Exception: players previously registered in an interclub U10 Half Field competition in 2015 or prior years.
b) Selectors may take into consideration all of the elements in section 5 AND section 6.
c) Where the section 5 and section 6 elements of two or more players are deemed by the selectors to be equal overall, the selectors will give preference to the top age player.
8) ELEMENTS THAT SELECTORS MUST NOT CONSIDER
a) Selectors must not take into consideration any of the following elements:
i) Previous Shield Team or state selection
ii) Any opinions or suggestions from non-selectors for the relevant age group
iii) Anything else that might lead to a perception of bias for the selection process.
iv) Anything that might be considered unjust or unfair to the other trialing players.
9) ELIGIBILITY FOR SELECTORS
a) A person cannot be a selector if they are ‘related’ to a player or players that are trialing.
b) One of the selectors should be assigned the role as Head Selector.
c) The club should aspire to have selectors who have reasonable selecting experience and skill.
d) A person must not be a Selector if, in the opinion of the Junior Executive Committee, there may be the perception of bias towards a player or players.