Selection Policy

ENGADINE ZONE PSSA – SELECTION POLICY

Amended 10th August, 2015

 

 

Selection Policy:

1 Carnivals:

Students must compete at a Zone Carnival in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the Zone team to complete at the Sydney East Carnival.

 

Students must compete at the Zone Carnival in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the Zone team to compete at the Sydney East Carnival, unless they are:

a) Competing at a higher level school sport competition.

In this case, a request for consideration for inclusion (form) in the Zone team must be presented to the Convener.  This is to be verified/endorsed by the student’s Principal and school sportsperson listing the student’s School performance and any relevant previous Zone/Sydney East performance in that sport.  This will then be considered for selection by a panel i.e. Executive and Convener.  Inclusion in the Zone team under these circumstances will not be at the expense of individuals who have competed at, and qualified for the Zone team based on the qualification procedures determined by the Sydney East PSSA, and is also subject to approval from the relevant Sydney East PSSA Convener.  Submitting a consideration for inclusion does not guarantee inclusion in the Zone Team. In these cases a request for inclusion form must be presented to the Zone Convener two school days prior to the Zone Carnival.

 

*Please note that injury, illness, school based activities and family holidays which prevent a student from participating at the Engadine Zone Carnivals WILL NOT be considered in the selection of the Engadine Zone team.

 

b)  Member schools should contact relevant zone convener and discuss exceptional circumstances for zone inclusion.  Zone Convener must seek ratification through the Zone executive.

 

c)  Zone Convener and the Engadine Zone PSSA executive will make the final decision on any inclusion into Zone team.

 

e)  Engadine Zone PSSA conveners to organise all aspects of running the zone carnival e.g. venue, uniform, format.

 

 

 

 

2 Teams

Students must compete at the Zone Trial in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the Zone team to compete at the Sydney East Trial.

If a student is not available for the Sydney East trial or NSW State Carnival then the student is deemed ineligible to be chosen in the Zone team.

 

All students trialling for an Engadine Zone PSSA Team need to have the school’s permission to attend Engadine Zone trials. The school Principal must sign the student’s Zone consent/permission form prior to the Zone trial to allow participation in the Zone trial. The signed permission note should be returned to the Engadine Zone Convener by the due date/or at least 2 school days prior to the trial. Students who do not have a Zone consent form signed by the school principal will not be allowed to trial.

 

 

Students must compete at the Zone Trial in order to allow them to be considered for selection in the Zone team to complete at the Sydney East Trial, unless they are:

 

a) Competing at an approved school based activity or higher level school sport competition.

 

b) The Zone pathway is for students who are able to demonstrate they are gifted and talented athletes. Zone trials are not a come and try day. Each school may send a maximum of 6 students to a Zone trial. In exceptional circumstances dispensation may be given by the Zone Convener in consultation with the Executive to allow additional students to trial. Schools are not obliged to send the maximum number of trialists. Nil return needed if sending no students to trial is required to the Convener.

 

c)  Member schools should contact relevant zone convener and discuss exceptional circumstances for zone inclusion.  Zone Convener must seek ratification through the Zone executive.

 

d) Zone Convener and the Engadine Zone PSSA executive will make the final decision on any inclusion into the Zone team.

 

e)  Engadine Zone PSSA conveners to organise all aspects of running the zone trial e.g. venue, uniform, format.  The selection panel of personnel choosing Zone team will be determined by the Engadine PSSA Convener and/or executive if deemed necessary. The Zone Convener is responsible for naming the Zone Team and subsequently contacting Zone Executive and all member schools of chosen students to compete at Sydney East trials.

 

f) In sports where married trials occur and a child has gained zone selection but cannot complete the selection process of the married trial due to point a outlined above, subsequent selection will be made at the discretion of a representative from each zone. The Engadine/Sutherland Zone representative team will consist of students who are, considered by the convenor to be the best trialists.

 

*Please note that injury, illness, school based activities and family holidays which prevent a student from participating at either Engadine Zone or combined Engadine/Sutherland Zone trials  WILL NOT be considered in the selection of the Zone team.