Players who played for parra FC the year before (or any GDSFA club 2/3 years) would/should count as GDSFA a player and as part of the quota.
But my point would be that if its still 40% in the 13s, there is nothing to stop bringing in 60% out-of-area players, then when you put the quota up in a couple years (and apperently if this 40% rule exists, its already been in place 2 years without moving and I don't believe has been published anywhere) you can still count those out-of-areas as GDSFA kids as you will have qualified them by then.
So you might as well start with whatever level you plan on getting to in 13s ASAP, then maintain that with that age group as they go up.
Post by originaltiger on Apr 18, 2012 21:57:26 GMT 10
Interesting comments regarding quota's. Parramatta FC like a lot of other association who had a YL licence owed had a action plan to acheive a 80% or more quota of local players playing for there YL. When it was first discussed at Parramatta FC a five year plan was the target to have 80% quota across all grades. So the first age group to start was the u/13 (2011) and in the first year it had 50% of local GDSFA players selected and this season u/13 had 60% but 2 GDSFA players decided to leave prior to the season started so it now 50% and the u/14 squad has 50% GDFSA players in the squad. To ensure Parramatta FC continue to acheive the quota players need to attend the trials and the local clubs need to assist by promoting the trials. Last season GDSFA had 3 very successful clubs within there association who completed well in the C of C and State Cup in the respective age groups and you would have thought these players would have atttended the trials for the opportunity to play at the next level but unfortunately that didn't occur with less than 10% (i'm being genuious by saying 10%) of these players turned up to trial. The 2011 GDFSA Metro squad 8 players attended to the trial and all 8 were selected in the u/13 Parramatta FC 2012 squad. So i disagree that some believe Parramatta FC ain't trying to select players within the GDSFA boundries. Parramatta FC has plan and i believe they are on target to acheive that goal of 80% or more players playing for GDSFA owned Parramatta FC.
Many of these players have not turned up because 1) they think the squads are already picked 2) they are aware of the cost. Maybe a better solution to getting more participation from quality players is to do what many Elite Clubs do around the world and personally invite these players to trials. You could get coaches from clubs to nominate certain players for trials and then send them an invitation letter. Recognition builds self esteem and confidence especially in those whose ego does not preceed them.
Very good post BJ. Not every top player in that socioeconomic area can afford $2500 (plus extras) for a football season.
OT, Just wondering why take it to 80% over such a long time. What is to stop us doing it at say 3 years or even the first year. Also, GDSFA players are not just the ones playing in local association clubs. It is a huge step going from grassroots to PYL. There are many around who where in GDSFA from rooballs to 12/13s and have been playing for other rep youth clubs in the past year or two or three. Some of which did attend the trials and the selectors didn't even pay attention to the fact they are GDSFA player. We need to get more serious about identifying GDSFA players at trials and giving them higher preference. Is there any process in place that ensures GDSFA players get a better look at? How many GDSFA players in this seasons squads would not have made it if they were not GDSFA players? The answer would be not many (if any). The point is the local player we have now would have made it regardless of locality.
Refsdad, What age group was the ex Lidcombe player in? either way if he was first choice at spartans then he should have been picked at Parra FC after identifying he is a local player (even if they thought he is only a "fringe" player ability wise). Just goes to prove my point above.
Hey guys I know spawn will know about this, Kurringai district have shadow squads for YL and SYL which is basically the second tier team as a back up to the first tier squad so the second tier team that is picked plays in the local association competition, but they usually get put in one age group higher and usually in div. 1, if a player is injured or cannot make games in the first tier squad they ask players from the second squad team to fill in for the first tier team, I also believe they get the same level of training as the YL or SYL teams but I am not to sure if the costs are the same as I believe they are a lot less lower, it is a good way to enhance our young players coming through and also allows up to 32 players to be picked instead of 16 making a squad, maybe something that GDSFA can look into and take on board.
NT rep teams this year were 1350, the 'Development Squads' (13, 14, 15) were I think 700. Dev squads also train 3 nights a week.... on Monday night they train with the rep team of the same age for 1.5hrs with Tigers head coach and 1st grade coach taking the group, normally split up by position rather than team. On Tue/Thu they have their own training but they will be on the other half of the field from the rep team. If I need 16 players for a certain drill and only have 14 of my own there, 2 come over from their training, same as what happens for example with SFC when the youth team are training on the field beside them.
Last year in NT14s due to a player leaving and a couple of injuries 3 players moved up mid season from dev squad, all of whom were retained in the rep team this year. Another dev squad player was selected in 15s during trials for this year as well.