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2017/18 U17 & U19 Performance Pathway Screening

28th May 2017

Mavericks is delighted to announce that applications for screening for the Mavericks Performance Pathway 2017/18 are now open.  There will be two age groups - U17 & U19. These academies should be seen as the progression in the pathway from the County Academies.  The closing date for screening applications is June 25th.

Screening to be selected into the Mavericks Performance Pathway Squads will be held on the evenings of:
Monday 3rd July - Initial Screening
Wednesday 5th July - Intermediate Screening
Thursday 6th July - Final Screening
 Approximately 45 players will be named in the Mavericks Pathway Squads for the 2017-2018 season (September 2017 – July 2018). 

Further Information

  • The Mavericks U19 and U17 competition squads will be selected at a later date from those chosen for the Mavericks Performance Pathway 2017-2018.
  • These are “OPEN” trials and, aside from the criteria listed below, only a recommendation from a player’s main coach is required.
  • The screening will be a progressive, 3-tiered approach: players who have already reached a certain standard will be invited to come on the 5thand/or 6th July.  Players who have been recently selected into the EN National Academy (April 2017) and wish to be part of the Mavericks Club will automatically be included in the Performance Pathway Squad.

Note: ALL players (including those in the National Academy) must complete and return the application form if they wish to be considered.

  • The selected players will be split into two groups and training will be on a Monday and Tuesday evening for the U19 Squad, and a Wednesday evening for the U17 Squad.  There will be occasional additional sessions for the U17s in preparation for competitions.  The training will take place at Oaklands College.
  • There is an expectation that the selected players will undertake an S&C training programme and continue to play competitively, preferably on a weekly basis, with their netball club.
  • There is a cost attached to being part of this Pathway and the competition squad; this will be confirmed at a later date.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

You are welcome to apply to trial for the Mavericks Performance Pathway 2017-2018 provided you are:

  • Affiliated to England Netball
  • Aged under 19 at 23:59 on 31st December 2017 i.e. born 1999 or later
  • The holder of a British passport
  • Able to commit to the training schedule outlined above from 1st October 2017 at Oaklands College
  • Recommended / nominated by your main netball coach