(Rookie try outs May/June. Preseason starts June, Competition August to Dec)
In 2021 Colts is for players aged 15-18 (born 2002-05 for 2021 season) and is played on Saturdays. Division One football is an Open age category. Practices are Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm and Friday 7-9pm during the preseason, film review nights are Monday or Tuesday with on-field practice on Wednesday in the regular season. The practice field is Waratah Athletics Track Sutherland.
An equipment fit out is held at the team gym prior to first practice. New players should inquire March to May. New players have equipment rental included with their registration fees for their rookie season, the only equipment they will need to provide themselves is football boots and a mouth guard.
Serious players should be preparing physically for the season. Off season training occurs here and is discounted for club players.
PREPARING FOR THE SEASON.
Every year new players come to the club to start Gridiron for the first time. Some will be able to adapt to the game quickly and bring skills that transfer easily. Some however are not prepared physically.
Gridiron, at its best, has a large ratio of preparation time to playing time. Additionally, there is no ‘B grade’. The best players will see the most game time and the coaches will not take on players who are not prepared physically. Training in the off season, watching film sessions, attending practices and mastering skills give the best return of time and energy,
Players will put themselves in the best position to succeed if they are strong, fast and agile. This is at a range of body types. The coaches will funnel new players towards positions that best suit their skills set and size. Our sport needs big players, smaller players, players who can tackle, block, catch, throw kick and long snap. In a game of specialization, the coaches will find what you can do best and that is how you can best contribute to the team.