Please see below for the team roster of the Under 13 Girls First Division team. Hopefully everyone can understand that this was not an easy decision to make in terms of selecting the team. It is the one part of the volunteer job of coaching that I truly despise. It is never any fun having to turn away players and I really wish that we had been able to get up to 25/26 players and have been able to have two teams this summer. I am sure some people may think that I just quickly pick my team and am done with it but the truth is I spend hours looking at the list and re-looking at the list and seeing if I can do anything different. In the end the numbers just didn’t allow for two teams to happen so this is the only option available to me. I have had a few opportunities now to see the players and I have chosen the players that I think have the skills and potential growth as players to play at under 13 first division. For those players who I am unable to take at this time, I do hope that you will try out again next year and I hope our numbers continue to grow so that we can offer a chance to everyone to play. If you have any questions I am available to be reached by email at email@example.com, that will be my method of communication with regards to this matter.
I have kept 15 players and I will do my best to get everyone playing time but all parents need to know that the under 13, 15, 18 ages are not an “everyone plays equal time” sort of system. As a club we definitely want players to play and I will do the best I can to get players into the game but I just needed to be up front and honest with everyone right from the beginning.
Thank you to all players for trying out, for those players I was not able to keep I will be sending out refund cheques on Tuesday morning (our online account with the Credit union can accept etransfers but we can’t send them due to our club having a 2 signature account setup). Team roster is as follows - players in alphabetical order: