BEACONS SQUAD TRIALS
Beacons Squad Trials 2020/21
Dates are now released for our Squad Trials!
Please ensure you read all the information on this page before completing the form.
The period of registration for trials is now closed. The form at the bottom of this page is for those already registered to select the dates they will be attending. If you have not registered for trials previously, please contact the office on email@example.com before filling in this form.
The squads that we will be selecting for this year are:
Those eligible to trial will be in Years 7, 8 & 9 (as of Sept 2020)
Those eligible to trial will be in Years 9 - 13 (as of Sept 2020)
Those eligible to trial will be in Years 10 – 13 (as of Sept 2020)
|Junior County League
Those eligible to trial will be in Years 8 - 11 (as of Sept 2020)
|Rising Stars Junior League||North West Kent League||North West Kent League||Kent County Junior League|
|U12 squad (Yr 7s)||4th team||1st team||U16 squad (Yr 10 & 11)|
|U14 squad (Yrs 8 & 9)||5th team||2nd team||U14 squad (Yr 8 & 9)|
|6th team||3rd team|
Trial Dates and Location
The trials will be held on the following days:
Sunday 20th September
9am – 11am Years 7 & 8
11.30am – 1.30pm Years 9 & 10
2pm – 4pm Year 11 +
Monday 21st September
6.30pm – 8pm Year 7
Tuesday 22nd September
7pm – 9pm Years 10 +
Thursday 24th September
7pm – 9pm Years 8 & 9
St Dunstans College Jubilee Ground, Canadian Avenue, Catford, SE6 4SW
There are two trials per age group. We would like all players to attend BOTH sessions in their relevant age group. If there is a reason that players cannot attend one of the dates, then they will still be considered, but it will be detrimental to their trial as it will limit the time the selectors will get to see them playing.
We will be running some Match Play sessions in September which will provide players with the opportunity to get some valuable match play and small sided invasion game practice. We will be sending out information about these days very soon.
Our Pre-Season training programme is running through September right up to the trial dates and provide another opportunity for trialists to improve technique, fitness and skills.
To ensure all players are ready to trial both from a physical perspective (to prevent possible injuries), and to ensure all players are aware of the new rules and game modifications, it is compulsory that all trialists should have attended a minimum of one Match Play session or 2 Pre Season training sessions. It is clear that the more training the players attend in advance of the trials the more beneficial it will be to their performance on the day and allow them to be as prepared as they can be.
Book our Pre Season Training via the link below:
What does being a squad member involve?
If your daughter is selected into the Beacons squads we expect a high level of commitment. We expect the girls to be at the appropriate training session every week and to be available for matches on Saturdays at Bromley High School. Please click below for further information about training and expectations.
Training and Expectations
We are hoping our training venue and structure will be the same as last year, however this is still very much dependent on government restrictions and venue availability. Please see our proposed venue and structure below:
Venue: St Dunstans College
Junior: Thursday evenings 6.15pm – 7.45pm
Intermediate: Tuesday evening 6.15pm – 7.45pm
Senior: Tuesday evenings 7.30pm – 9.15pm
(NB: this information is subject to change)
Sign ups and attendance at our trials have previously been extremely high so please be aware that not all attendees will be selected. Being part of a Beacons squad is highly competitive with matches at a high level of play, so please consider this when deciding to register.
Please note that you are not guaranteed a place if you have been in a squad already. Over the past two seasons in the U12 and U14 age categories we have had more than double the amount of trialists for the number of spaces available. We do ask that parents manage expectations of players as we do not want the trialling process to be a negative experience for anyone if they are not selected this year.
Trialling for the squads is completely optional, if you do not want to trial this year you will be welcome to attend our training academies for the season ahead.