TEAM SELECTION PROCESS

We attempt to select players in teams which will maximise individual participation and skill development.  This is done by grouping players of similar ability.

The following outlines the principles applied in regards to team selection each season  (in no particular order):

1. Consultation with coaches in regards to player performance

2. Coaching committee observations of matches

3. Team balance (i.e a balance of talls, guards, offence and defence skills)

4. Attendance at grading day

5. Player commitment, attendance at training and games.

6. Punctuality and positive team attitude.

 

Special requests for friendship groups, or any other concerns, may be made, and should be noted on the Registration form.

In the younger age groups, where there are friendship requests, if there is a skill difference between such players, the pair will be placed in a team ranked at a level that reflects the standard of the lesser player. Both players must register on time, and indicate on the Registration form that they both wish to play in the same team. If the request is one-sided, we will be unable to accommodate it.

While all requests will be considered, the Committee cannot guarantee that they will be met.  Ultimate decisions on where players are placed are made by the Coaching Committee.

COACHING COMMITTEE TIMELINE

 

The following is a timeline for meetings and correspondence held by the coaching committee during times of team selection.

 

1. Pre-grading meeting

2. Observing at matches/corresponding with coaches

3. Grading day

4. Post-grading meeting (as many as four meetings)

5. Posting of teams at presentation day

 

PLEASE NOTE: Adjustments are likely to be made throughout the grading phase due to withdrawals, team number balancing, incorrect grading of players, etc.

 

If you have any enquiries do not hesitate to contact the coaching committee via email koonung@hotmail.com