Assuming that there is no Sydney Cup next weekend,, trials for Hills Little League will commence at commencing at 9:00am on Sunday the 23rd January, 2021 @ Castle Glen. Trials will continue until the two teams are selected. We acknowledge that the trials maybe disrupted by the effects of Covid 19 but we have press on with the trials.
Previous trials for Sydney Cup. group training plus two games in that Competition has given us some background to the abilities of players.
Players must pre-register for trials. Registration is to include player's name, DOB, Club and two preferred playing positions. The registration for LL and is to be forwarded by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 21st January.
To be eligible players must not have changed Clubs or Associations since Season 2020/21, unless providing documented change of Residential Address. Those players who have formal acknowledgement of 'Friendship status' are exempt of this Rule.
There was a significant change to LL Rules last Season. Players are now longer required to play in a particular Charter to be able to be eligible for selection in a particular LL team. The only requirements now are that players are the eligible age and they have played a minimum of probably eight games drawn in the current Hills Competition, excluding Finals. BNSW are yet to confirm that exact number; normally it is 60% of the total games drawn. Last Season there was an allowance made for the effect of Covid19 on all Association's competitions.
Where there are two Hills teams in the same Charter they will be selected so that they are of equal strength.
Should players miss a trial the selection process will be that if a player ranked above them is cut, then so too will the player who has missed the trial.
It is mandatory that all Parents attending any trial, or any game in Hills sign in on using the Club's QR Code
The trials for Junior and Senior LL will be conducted at a later date.
There will be no Intermediate LL at State level this year. Hills has an Intermediate LL team and is investigating if there is 'direct entry' into National Intermediate LL Tournament scheduled again for Mildura. Until that question is resolved we will delay trials for Junior LL, in fairness to the Intermediate LL players. Same will apply to 10-11 age group as the future direction of that age group is also uncertain.
There is a LL Rule which prevents Players from trialing for more than one aged team, so if you are age-eligible for two teams, choose wisely.
Coaches have not yet been appointed for any of the LL teams
Eligible ages are:
10-11 team DOB range - 1st September, 2010 to 30th August, 2012
LL team DOB range - 1st September, 2009 and 30th August, 2012
Intermediate LL DOB range - 1st September, 2008 to 30th August, 2011.
Junior LL DOB range - 1st September, 2007 to 30th August, 2010
Senior LL DOB range - 1st September, 2005 to 30th August, 2007