Playing Up PolicyUpdated Wednesday July 24, 2019 by Frank Zardezed.
The Fifty FC supports the philosophy of continuing to challenge its member players. Any players who are being considered for potentially playing up an age group should meet the following guidelines for selection:
The selection of an underage player will be DETERMINED by the head coach(es) from each age group involved and the Director of Coaching only if the player meets the below guidelines. This policy has been developed to address individual player circumstances only.
Responsibilities of Players Desiring to Play Up:
A player must demonstrate a high degree of individual skill which must be transferable to competitive match situations. In addition, a player’s individual skill must meet or exceed the technical abilities of other participating players within the age group the player wishes to participate in.
A player must surpass other players within their age group in physical strength, technical skill and speed, and have the ability to blend in with players of the intended age group. In addition, a player’s physical ability must meet or exceed those other participating players within the age group the player wishes to participate in.
Player must surpass other players within their age group in game awareness and general knowledge of the game. This includes the mental strength that will be necessary when dealing with older and physically superior opponents.
Player must be able to interact with players within the intended age group on and off the field