2022 Trials - SAP (9-12 years ) & Youth (13-16 years) - Male & Female

Register your interest for 2022 Magpies Crusaders United SAP or Youth trials via the below online registration form.  There is no cost to register for the trials. The trials will be held at Magpies Sporting Club on the dates listed below, more information to be communicated to registered trialists closer to the trial dates.  If you have any issues please contact the Technical Director: techdirector@magpiescrusaders.com.au

Come and Join Magpies Crusaders United (MCU) the recognised Football Queensland Pathway provider for the Mackay and Whitsunday Region. MCU are unique in regional Queensland as we are the Football Queensland licence holder for both the 9-12 year old development pathway through SAP and also the 13-16 year old pathway through an integrated full time talent support program modelled on the NPL youth structure in South East Queensland.

SAP

SAP stands for Skill Acquisition Phase. This is a critical age in the development of a player’s motor skills. Here MCU under the support of Football Queensland provides an extra level of coaching focused on this phase an additional two times a week. Therefore, a child in the MCU SAP program training week looks like the following: Mon – MCU SAP  Mid week – Local Club Training. Fri – MCU SAP. Weekend – Club Game. In addition to this MCU participates in the Football Queensland SAP festivals at least 3 times a year. In 2021 these festivals were in Brisbane, Townsville and Mackay. These festivals are where players from either FQ regional programs or SEQ SAP programs participate against each other to show their development and skills in a highly competitive environment.

Youth Male

The full time talent support model for males is where players transition into playing and training full time. Age groups play up divisions as teams to develop game understanding in a competitive environment. These age groups train 3 times per week and play the match on the weekend. These age groups also participate in the Football Queensland identification series which is supported by Football Australia. In 2021 there were two regional events in Townsville and a weeklong state event in Brisbane where these age groups participated against the best players from each region.

Youth Female

The part time talent support model for females is where MCU provides an additional two sessions per week to their current club training. As the female pathway for MCU is still very new we are long term looking to grow this to full time. However, until then a week of football for a youth female would look like the following: MCU Training x2, Club x 1 or 2 plus Club Game. These age groups also participate in the Football Queensland identification series which is supported by Football Australia. In 2021 there was a regional event in Townsville and two state events in Brisbane where these age groups participated against the best players from each region.

2022 Senior Trials - U18, U23, Senior Men

Register your interest for 2022 Magpies Crusaders United Senior trials via the below online registration form.  There is no cost to register for the trials. The trials will be held at Magpies Sporting Club on the dates listed below, more information to be communicated to registered trialists closer to the trial dates.  If you have any issues please contact the Head Coach: headcoach@magpiescrusaders.com.au

Trial Dates

SAP Male Trial Dates
U9s (2013 born): 
Sunday 17th October 3.00pm – 4.15pm
Tuesday 19th October 4.30pm – 5.45pm
U10 (2012 born):
Sunday 17th October 4.30pm – 5.45pm
Tuesday 19th October 6.00pm – 7.15pm
U11 (2011 born):
Monday 18th October 4.30pm – 5.45pm
Wednesday 20th October 4.30pm – 5.45pm
U12 (2010 born): 
Monday 18th October 6.00pm – 7.15pm
Wednesday 20th October 6.00pm – 7.15pm
Youth (TSP) Male Trial Dates
U13 (2009 born):
Sunday 24th of October 3.00pm – 4.15pm
Tuesday 26th of October 4.30pm – 5.45pm
U14 (2008 born):
Sunday 24th of October 4.30pm – 5.45pm
Tuesday 26th of October 6.00pm – 7.15pm
U15 (2007 born): 
Monday 25th of October 4.30pm – 5.45pm
Wednesday 27th of October 4.30 – 5.45pm
U16 (2006 born):
Monday 25th of October 6.00pm – 7.15pm
Wednesday 27th of October 6.00pm – 7.15pm
Female SAP and Youth (TSP) Trial Dates
SAP – Female Trials (combined 2013-2010 Borns)*
Sunday 31st of October 3.00pm – 4.15pm
Tuesday 2nd of November 4.30 – 5.45pm
Youth – Female Trials (combined 2009-2005 borns)*
Monday 1st of November – 5.00pm -7.00pm
Wednesday 3rd of November – 5.00pm – 7.00pm
*Combined age groups will be broken into smaller groups (age specific) if the registered numbers allow for it. 
Senior Trial Dates
U18s, U23s, Senior Men
5-7pm Saturday 6th and 9-11am Sunday 7th November

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