Youth Development Phase (U12-U16)

Youth Development Phase (U12-U16)


Youth Development Phase games are played locally at weekends and may include regular tournaments throughout the season. Subject to fitness and availability for selection, players will participate in at least 50% of match playing time reasonably spread out in any one season. The focus in this phase is on building technical skills, game understanding, tactical awareness and healthy competition.

The age group for each player is determined by their age as at midnight on 31st August for each playing season.
Mixed sex football is allowed in all age groups up to and including Under 18s.

Selective retention and elimination of young players in youth football is a major concern. In the Foundation (U7-U11) and Youth Development (U12-U16) phases of our Club there will be no ability based selection or trials. We are a development club and we do not believe that outside of the professional development phase, where focus turns to developing players for a future professional contract, there should be any selective retention.

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Under 12
Under 13s and Under 14s
Under 15s and Under 16s

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