|How do i get selected into Macquarie Academy ?
||The Macquarie Football High Performance Manager of coaching each year requests clubs coaching conveyors to communicate with coaches at a club level to identify talented players at their prospective clubs for inclusion in the Academy selection trials held at Speers Point from September each year . |
Identified players will receive a letter from the Academy requesting them to attend a closed Trial.
During the year the Academy will run identification clinics in school holidays for selected age groups these clinics are used to evaluate players for possible invitation to the closed Trials.
|What is expected of a development player parent ?
||We will not ask much just support your son or daughter, their team, their coach and manager and adhere to the code of behavior. Make sure your child wears the appropriate academy clothing to training and to and from games and that they are at all time good mannerd, courteous and displying good behavior.|
|Where can i pay my fees ?
Fees can be paid at the canteen via cash or cheque or cheques can be sent to the MFL Office with a letter indicating players name and squad. We offer credit card facilities and eftpos at the Macquarie office in boolaroo.
| Playing time in development ?
All players in development will be given roughly equal time over the season. They will play different positions over this time including positions unfamiliar to them, this is part of the player development.
| Wet Weather and training is it on ?
Always presume training is on unless you have been told otherwise. If you are in doubt, give your coach a ring (DO NOT RING THE GROUND OR MFL OFFICE) Coach numbers are available from the booklet handed to you at the welcome meeting, shortly after selection.
When the grounds are wet we may run modified area training or shorten the time of training, discussing team performance and stratagies in one of our meeting rooms, video and discussion, small circut work.
| Wet weather and games ?
In development squads If there are doubts ring your coach on the morning of the game or before you depart for an away trip.
| Travel to other zones ?
||When we are playing away at an overnight venue managers will discuss accomodation arrangement with the team you are in well in advance of the fixture, as many coaches and managers have been doing this for some time they have an idea of good priced suitable accomodation to Accomodate the team. They also try and organise the team to have dinner together. |
| Playing with skins or other compression garments
|| The rule from FIFA is that the skins must be the colour of the majority colour of the shorts being worn. So if you play for Macquarie you would need to get blue skins to match the main colour of the shorts if you are a goalkeeper wearing black goalkeeper shorts you should be wearing black skins. skins are not a requirement to be worn and this is just for information for those choosing to purchase these garments.|