2022 Tryouts

(For new players only)

Date: Wednesday 11th May & Friday 13th May (only need to attend 1 session)

Venue: Waratah Athletics Track Sutherland (Rawson Ave)

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

What to bring: Football boots, Water

Eligibility to play Colts:

  • A player cannot be younger than 16 In 2022
  • A player cannot be turning 21 in 2022

What to expect

In 2022, Colts is for players aged 16-20 and is played on Saturdays.

Practices are Wednesday 6.30pm to 8:30pm and Friday 7-9pm during the pre season. TBC training times during the season.

The practice field is Waratah Athletics Track (Rawson Ave, Sutherland).

Preseason starts in June and the competition will run from late August to December. 

Equipment

Equipment hire is included for Rookie players, and all players are provided with their training jersey and playing uniform but are encouraged to purchase their own equipment

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.

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 and size. Our sport needs big players, smaller players, players who can tackle, block, catch, throw  kick and long snap. In a game of specialisation, the coaches will find what you can do best and that is how you can best contribute to the team.

Club Gym

The Seahawks Gym is Shire Speed and Strength (84 Captain Cook Drive at Caringbah). Club members are encouraged to lift and run in the off season and preseason. They receive free coaching and discounted member fees at Shire Speed and Strength.

Emails for non-recruitment information about the club can be sent to coachupham@shirespeedandstrength.com.au