Team Allocation and Grading Sessions (TAGS)

TAGS for the 2022 season has beenn completed (13 and 20 February). 

 

These sessions are required so that we can assess the entire team, and then recommend the appropriate division for the team to be placed in. Even if you already know who you are playing with, please attend these sessions as it’s an important way for us to determine the best division for your team.

Do Note:

  • Please register your child in advance of TAGS to ensure we can be organised with exercises and can plan numbers of team
     

  • All junior players (excluding Under 6 & Under 7) are required to attend TAGS. ​U6 and U7 players will have a separate 'Welcome to Football' day, usually in early March.
     

  • Players already selected in Junior SAP, Development Squad, Super League and Diamond League teams do not need to attend these trials.
     

  • During the season, Mixed teams play on Saturday mornings and include boys and girls. Girls teams play on Sunday mornings and are girls only.
     

  • Girls have the option of playing in a Girls team and a Mixed team under the one registration fee.

     

On The Day

Grading Information 

At WPFC, we focus on the correct allocation of players to teams according to ability and interest. Players benefit from the provision of improved team coaching through our Coach Education Programs and opportunities for specialised coaching through the Technical Training Program. 

The key outcomes which WPFC provides are: 

  • full grading opportunities for players in the Under 8 thru Under 13 age groups;

  • establishing two graded teams in each age group;

  • supporting “play with requests” outside the graded team selections; and

  • establishing our teams so the skill range among players in a team is within an appropriate band. 

WPFC also has a strong focus on grassroots coach education for our volunteer coaches. This results in better skill development for all junior players. Coach Education Programs, fully funded by the Club, are offered to our coaches both in pre-season and during the season.

What happens after TAGS?

  • Team allocations are due to be finalised in March, with notifications to parents being provided the Age Group Managers.
     

  • Following announcement of the teams, each team will need to nominate and agree Coach and Manager.  
     

  • The team Coaches and Managers will liaise with the Age Group Managers and Training Grounds Administrator to secure training venues and timeslots.
     

  • Please be sure to watch out for emails from your Age Group Manager, for further information on status and progress. If you have any specific queries or concerns, please contact them. Note: Age Group Managers will be confirmed by March, and details will be updated on our Contacts pages.