Expectations of a performance team

Criteria and application

A performance team is a team playing in an A grade fixture or a Kangaroos fixture. The performance team is designed to give a genuine alternative to players moving to NPL or to transition them into NPL. WHJFC should be able to offer them everything they need to fulfil their football ambitions.

Teams within a ‘flat’ fixture. i.e. there is only one level will have to be assessed on a case by case basis.

Overview and intention

It is the intention of a performance team that the focus is on continuing development of the players with a longer term view of the National Curriculum and the results the individual players and the team achieve.

The players within a performance team are the most skilled within their age group at WHJFC.

Performance Teams will train 3 times per week and priority will be given to those kids that train most often.

Performance teams will train twice per week with their coach and once per week with Football Dynamics (WHJFC skills development program). The timing of this session will be determined in conjunction with parents and the coach.

Where there are conflicting priorities, it is an expectation that the parents / players prioritize their football development.

Participation levels and positions:

  1. There are no requirements for a coach to give equal time to players at this level of competition.
  2. It is a requirement that each child plays some portion of a game each week.
  3. Players are required to play in the position as outlined by the coach.

Trials and Selection process:

The section process is outlined in the WHJFC “Selections after trials process”

Players should not be selected because there are not enough numbers. The integrity of the trial process must be paramount. WHJFC will advertise for players and actively recruit players if it needs to ‘top up’ squad numbers.

There will be trials for these teams and parents/players must commit to being in a performance team prior to being accepted. Trials will be conducted with the Coaches and Technical Director. Selection criteria will be determined by the Technical Director. These trials should be held in November of each year.