Join other motivated players in the Northern Tigers FC Development Squads.
2024 Development Squad trials are coming up!
Please note that the registrations for the November trials are now closed. Due to overwhelming responses it is expected that all groups will be complete. Any players that do wish to join a Northern Tigers pathway program can complete an expression of interest HERE. Please note that this is an expression of interest (not a trial registration) and Club staff will contact you as positions/vacancies are relevant.
The aim of the program is to expose players to the Northern Tigers playing and coaching philosophy which is designed to promote player development. Our goal is to work with clubs to develop players and further raise the standard of NSFA football. The Development Squad is a training environment only, players still register to train and play with a local NSFA Club. The Development Squads will run on Friday afternoons in Term 1, 2 & 3 and cater for players born from 2010 to 2017. Players older than 2010 are encouraged to express their interest.
Squad sizes limited.
Development squads will be run at North Turramurra Recreation Area (NTRA) and Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield.
Northern Tigers Commitment
– Appoint accredited development coaches
– Develop an annual Development Squad training plan
– Provide quality training facilities and resources
– Monitor coach performance
– Provide a dedicated administrator and online management system
– Provide player feedback
– Create development squads with similar ability/stage of development
– Provide opportunities for training experiences with the NT SAP Squads
Development Squad Coach Commitment
– Safe and enjoyable development environment
– Challenge the players
– Follow the Development Squad training plan
– Identify high performing players to train with the NT squads
– Arrive to training on time and prepared
– Wear the Northern Tigers FC Development Squad training kit
– 100% mental and physical effort
– Respect the game, coaches, players
2024 Development Squad Player Selection Process
Players will be identified for the Development Squads via
- Invitation by selection – Click here to register your interest for our Development Squads.
- NSFA representatives attend local NSFA games to observe players participating in a familiar environment.
- NSFA request clubs to identify and recommend potentially talented players at their club against a set of criteria.
- Players identified at NSFA XLR8 programs – XLR8 Info – Click Here
Northern Tigers will run development squads at North Turramurra and Charles Bean Oval on Friday afternoons. Development Squads will be for girls and boys born from 2010 to 2017. Players older than 2010 are encouraged to express their interest. It is an invitation only program.
What is the Northern Tigers Development Squad Program?
The aim of the program is to expose players to quality coaching and the Northern Tigers philosophy to promote player development.
The Development Squad is a training environment only, players can still register to train and play with a local NSFA Club.
Who can trial for NT Development Squads?
Development Squads are an underpinning program for the Northern Tigers FC teams, with the additional aim of supporting local Clubs to further develop local players and therefore increase the standard of the local competitions. Preference is provided to players that play for and reside within the NSFA boundaries.
Can a child register to play for a local club team and Development Squads at the same time?
Yes our development squad is a training only program. Players are expected to play with a NSFA club.
When, where and what time are the training sessions?
Term 1: Fri 2nd February to Fri 12th April
Term 2: Fri 3rd May to Fri 5th July
Term 3: Fri 26th July to Fri 27th Sept
Times: 4pm to 5pm or 5pm to 6pm – depending on the age group (older groups in the second hour).
Locations: North Turramurra Recreation Area or Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield.
What are the development squad fees?
$640 for all three terms. First time participants need to purchase a Northern Tigers training kit the training kit is a one off price of $142.