IMPORTANT NOTICE – Q&A WEEKEND

The Hills Bulls Committee will be at the Club on March 7/8 from 11am – 1pm to answer any questions you have regarding the 2020 season.

Please ensure you have registered online. CLICK HERE to register.

If you are using an Active Kids Voucher, ensure you have your unused voucher number prior to doing the registration, as it cannot be used retrospectively.

All new player registrations and transfers will need to bring their original Birth Certificate (not a copy) or their current passport (must not be expired) or current drivers licence. The player will also need to have a photo taken.

We can also assist you with on-line registration if required. Please ensure you bring your mobile phone and ensure it can connect to the internet and your email, as this is required to complete your rego.

Shorts and socks will also be available for pickup after online registration has been completed.

2020 Training Schedule

Age GroupHead Coach of
Age Group
Training
Start Date
VenueFieldDaysTime
Ron Massey,
Sydney Shield
& A Grade
Paul Griffin
0412 275 181
Michael Withers
0449 601 608
ShowgroundTues6.15-7.30pm
Ron Massey,
Sydney Shield
& A Grade
Paul Griffin
0412 275 181
Michael Withers
0449 601 608
ShowgroundThurs6.15-7.30pm
U20’sTony Cassatto
0438 698 376
Mon 10th FebCastlewoodMon6.30-8pm
U20’sTony Cassatto
0438 698 376
Mon 10th FebShowgroundWed6-7.30pm
U18’sIssac Gorman
0404 948 801
Mon 10th FebCastlewoodMon6.30-8pm
U18’sIssac Gorman
0404 948 801
Mon 10th FebShowgroundWed6.30-8pm
U16'sJared Anderson
0431 600 209
Wed 5th FebCrestwoodCrestwood 3Mon / Wed7.30-9pm
U15'sTroy Finch
0434 229 801
Tues 11th FebCrestwoodCrestwood 3Tues / Thurs7.30-9pm
U14'sSean Walpole
0450 316 729
Tues 11th FebShowgroundTues5-6pm
U14'sSean Walpole
0450 316 729
Tues 11th FebShowgroundThurs5-6pm
U13'sCraig Culnane
0412 490 754
Tues 11th FebCastlewoodTues5-6.30pm
U13'sCraig Culnane
0412 490 754
Tues 11th FebShowgroundThurs5-6.30pm
U12’sMichael Withers
0449 601 608
Wed 12th FebCastlewoodMon5-6.30pm
U12’sMichael Withers
0449 601 608
Wed 12th FebShowgroundWed5-6.30pm
U11’sSteve Speechley
0401 895 775
Tues 11th FebCrestwoodCrestwood 3Mon / Thurs5-6.15pm
U10’sMark Jackson
0403 554 433
Wed 5th FebCrestwoodCrestwood 4Wed5.30-7pm
U9’sSimon Gwynne
0416 073 303
Mon 10th FebCrestwoodCrestwood 4Mon / Thurs5-6pm
U8’sDaniel Rizzo
0432 910 603
Tues 11th FebCrestwoodCrestwood 2Tues / Thurs5-6pm
U7’sSimon Millard
0431 144 862
Wed 19th FebCrestwoodCrestwood 2Wed5-6pm
U6’sRyan Orley
0419 017 595
Wed 12th FebCrestwoodCrestwood 2Wed5-6pm
1) All teams in an age group to train together in groups rotating through drills until after the 4th trial where they will be split into graded teams.
2) Training groups to generally be set up based on skill level so players of a similar ability are training together.
3) Head Coach of each age group to set up a grading committee using all coaches from the age bracket plus senior training staff.
4) The grading committee involved in the selection process should be seeing all players from entire age bracket to assist in the grading process.
U6’s – U8’s Note: Please stay in the corners of the field.
Trial GameDateClub Playing
Trial 17-8 MarchBrothers
Trial 214-15 MarchSt Clair
Trial 321-22 MarchTO FOLLOW
Trial 428-29 MarchTO FOLLOW
ROUND 13-5 April

Hills District JRLFC&TA Coaching & Development Philosophy

The HDJRLFC is a Club based on strong traditions of fair play, sportsmanship and participating to the best of your ability. As a Club with a strong emphasis on working together as a Club, all coaches should base their approach to coaching teams on the guidelines that follow. If following these guidelines presents a problem, it should be raised in the first instance with the Coaching and Development Committee and then, if unresolved or requiring further guidance, with the Board of the Club.

The focus of all coaching should be on the skills development of all players rather than whether the team wins or loses. Winning should be a result of all players preforming well, rather than one or two dominant players. Some key points are:

Mini/Mod Coaching:

  • Give all players an opportunity to practise all skills – they should not be specialising in one position at this stage.
  • Ensure adequate participation in games by all players, not just the minimum stated by the rules/laws of the Mini Footy and Modified League.

Junior International (U13-U16 age group):

  • Continue to give players an opportunity to practise all skills – whilst beginning to specialise in certain positions, the players are still developing and should be encouraged to develop a range of skills.
  • Ensure the rotation of players provides adequate participation for all players.

Senior International (U17 & over):

  • Whilst focussing on the skills most relevant to their position, provide players with an opportunity to develop all areas of their game.
  • Ensure all players receive adequate opportunity to participate in games.
  • In keeping with the feeling of participating to the best of your ability, teams will be nominated for the highest division for which they are deemed capable of entering.
  • Within each age group, players shall be selected into the team best suited to them based on their demonstrated playing ability.
  • All players within an age group should train together until after the second trial game, giving all players sufficient opportunity to gain selection in the highest team for which they are eligible. This process also allows for a sharing of coaching knowledge and skills amongst the coaches of an age group.
  • The coach of the team in the highest division (Head Coach of Age Group) shall select the best players from all available at the time of trials/selection.
  • The same process shall be followed by the coaches of subsequent teams down through the divisions.
  • Where possible, all players are to be nominated for their correct age group. The Club Board will have the final say on any player playing up from their correct age group.
  • As representatives of the Club, all coaches are to act as role models for the players and parents in their team at all training sessions, games and Club functions. Coaches should not only abide by the Code of Conduct, but should set a standard of behavior in excess of this that reflects the family friendly nature of the Club.
COACHING PHILOSOPHY