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SELECTION OF A MEDBURY SCHOOL FIRST TEAM

Rationale:

 
  • That a transparent policy be adopted so all boys, parents and staff are aware of the criteria for selecting a Medbury first team.
  • This policy relates to the following teams: 1st XV Rugby, 1st XI Soccer, 1st XI Hockey, 1st XI Cricket, Water Polo, Basketball and the Tennis Top 8.
  • To provide guidelines of selection procedure for boys and parents.

    Guidelines:

    • A Medbury Staff Member will be in charge of a Medbury 1st Team. They may be assisted by a Medbury parent/s.
    • To be eligible for a Medbury 1st team a boy is expected to play Saturday sport for the school. The only exceptions are those approved by the Headmaster prior to the commencement of the season.
    • Boys selected for 1st teams are expected to be available for games or tournaments, which are held in the holidays.
    • The selection process will involve a minimum of two trials, which will include skills and games sessions.
    • Boys in Years 7 and 8 are eligible for first team sides. The Director of Sport, if deemed appropriate, may invite boys in other year groups to trial.
    • At least two people will be involved in the selection process, including an outside coach.
    • At the conclusion of the trials, the Director of Sport will announce the squad.
    • Boys who have not been selected or who have been injured are encouraged to approach the selection panel to determine areas for improvement and a pathway to future selection.
    • The squad is fluid and may be changed during the season for any of the following reasons: injury, fitness, attitude, performance, and improvement by those who have not yet gained selection. Boys must also maintain expectations for effort and attitude towards their academics and social conduct in and around the school.
    • The captain of the team will be selected by the coach/es and within two weeks of the start of the season will be formally named in assembly by the Headmaster.

    GUIDELINES OF SELECTION PROCEDURE

    Procedure for Selection:

    Depending on the year level the following procedures will occur:

    • Initially meet and discuss with boys the procedure
    • Team structure
    • Expectations
    • The process including the announcement of the teams
    • Boys who have not been selected, or who have been injured, are encouraged to approach the selection panel to determine areas for improvement and a pathway to future selection.

    Selection Criteria for Cricket:

    • Bowling, batting, fielding, running between wickets and wicket keeping
    • Past performances.
    • Feedback from previous Coaches on performance and attitude.
    • There will be on average two trials for each team.

    Selection Criteria for Tennis:

    • The Tennis A squad is selected by a challenge process.
    • Initial selection looks at the boys’ ability to serve, volley, forehand, backhand and their general play.
    • Past performances.

    Selection Criteria for Water Polo:

    • Past performances.
    • Swimming ability in particular stamina, catching, throwing and treading water.
    • Team Play.

    Selection Criteria for Basketball:

    • Past performances
    • Skills session
    • A game session
    • Two trials with two adults - one being not on the staff

    Selection Criteria for Football:

    • Past performances
    • Series of small sided games as a trial
    • Trial with two adults-  one being not on the staff
    • Only after the first Saturday game is the team finalised.

    Selection Criteria for Hockey:

    • Past performances
    • Skills sessions
    • Trial with two adults - one being not on the staff
    • Only after the first Saturday game is the team finalised.

    Selection Criteria for Rugby:

    • Past performances
    • Skills session
    • Trials with two adults- one being not on the staff
    • Only after the first Saturday game is the team finalised.

     

     

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