INTERSTATE TOUCH FOOTBALL

SELECTION POLICY

Selectors

  • The positions of Coach, Manager and Tour Manager are advertised annually through the School Sport WA website
  • The appointed Touch Officials, in conjunction with the Touch Organising Committee, will appoint the team selectors to attend the initial selection trials for the squad and the team selection camp
  • Selectors may include representatives from various affiliates.

Prior to Selection Trials
Selectors and officials will attend and view games at the following events to assess player eligibility:

  • Junior State League
  • Junior State Championships
  • Youth Cup Yr 8/9 Interschool Tournaments
  • School Sport WA Champion Schools Yr 10’s Tournament
  • North West Games

Selectors and officials will meet to determine a list of eligible players. An invitational letter to be sent to all nominated players.

Trial Nominations

  • Trial dates are determined by the Touch Selectors and Committee
  • Trial details and nomination form are posted on the SSWA Website www.schoolsportwa.com.au

Selection Trials

  • Trials are held at a central venue.
  • Communication with Country players will occur to confirm involvement. Players would need to submit fitness results and information, on request, to respective coaches
  • Coaches will communicate their criteria for team selection
  • Fitness Testing, Skills and Game play will be assessed during the trials
  • At the trial the School Sport WA Tour Leader will allocate specific duties to key personnel
  • Successful trialists are notified on the day and invited back to attend squad training

Squad Training

  • Training will occur during the weeks leading up to the Team Selection Camp
  • Country players are advised to attend squad training if they are in the metropolitan area (eg during school holidays)
  • Players will be assessed through all training sessions
  • It is compulsory to attend squad trainings
  • Any injured squad member is required to attend training sessions to continue development and team processes
  • Team Officials will communicate dates, times and venues for all training sessions

Team Selection Camp

  • The Selection camp is a “live in” weekend camp
  • All players must attend the camp to be considered for Team  Selection
  • The selection committee reserves the right to include players in extenuating circumstances who do not meet established selection criteria
  • Fitness testing will be conducted on all players
  • Skill development and Game play will be an integral part of the camp
  • Off field behaviour will also be included in selection process
  • Team officials will announce the team at the conclusion of the camp.
  • A train on group may also be invited to continue training with the squad.

Selection Policies

  • Players injured during the trial process will not necessarily be omitted from the final team(s) and may be assessed prior to their inclusion/exclusion in the team. Team Officials will make the final decision.
  • The Tour Leader may advise country players that they can miss certain trials or training sessions due to travel concerns
  • Should any player be ruled out prior to the Championship a replacement player would be selected from the “train-on” group
  • * Students who turn 11 in the year of competition and who are selected in the final team must be accompanied to the event by a parent or nominated guardian even if the student stays in the team accommodation.