The Emerging program is a junior development program based on Skill Acquisition training for players aged 9-12 years that was established with the aim to provide a challenging, fun and competitive training and playing environment for our talented and committed young players. The program’s aim is to develop players’ technical skills, game understanding and most importantly for them to enjoy themselves while learning to train with a structured approach. The program runs for 38 weeks of the year and forms part of our performance player pathway.
Trials for the Emerging program occur in late October/early November. For both the girls and boys programs there will be two sessions per age group where players will be assessed on their dominance of the four core skills, game understanding and attitude.
All players are expected to trial in their current age group. In the Under 9 Boys and the Under 10 Girls we will accept players trialling a year up (Under 8 boys and Under 9 girls respectively). Players may also be asked to trial a year up if they have excelled in the trials and have been identified by the coaches and selectors.
In 2024, the Emerging Program will field teams in the following age groups :
- Under 9 Boys (Training squad) – 2015/2016 born
- Under 10 Boys – 2014 born
- Under 11 Boys – 2013 born
- Under 12 Boys – 2012 born
- Under 13 Boys – 2011 Born
- Under 10 Girls – 2014 and 2015 born
- Under 11 Girls – 2013 born
- Under 12/13 Girls – 2012 and 2013 born
Girls will be allowed to trial in the boys program after consultation with the Technical Director.
The Under 9 Boys team will be a training squad and will compete in gala days, cups and friendly games. During the season, players will play for a team of their choosing in the Under 9 Majura FC MiniRoos competition.
Please keep an eye out on our website and social media channels for confirmed trial dates, location and registration information.
For more information on the Emerging program, contact us below: