Details for 2022 Junior Trials announced
Updated: Sep 28
MetroStars are happy to confirm the details for our Junior Trials for 2022.
Dear Players and Parents,
On behalf of the Management Committee, I would like to welcome you to North Eastern MetroStars Soccer Club.
We wish you all the best for the pre-season trials and look forward to having an excellent 2022 season.
Please read this information carefully as it forms the framework for the trials and registration process for the 2022
season. After reading the document, should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Yours in Sport,
Club Information and Conditions for Trials
For current players and new players to the club
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Before you begin registration, we suggest you download and read our 2022 Trial Information Handout.
1. Register for Trials - Online Registration Only
Prior to attending trials, ALL players are to register online. To register, please visit
On your nominated day of trial, please report to clubrooms to sign in before you commence. You will receive a name badge and be advised of your trial location. Under no circumstances are individuals to go directly to the coaches.
2. Trial Dates
Trials are run over 2-3 nights, unless otherwise advised by club officials. This gives the opportunity for coaches to assess players.
Juniors and MiniRoos are divided across various time slots and pitch areas to facilitate the review of applicants.
The below table will provide you an outline of the trial times and days for the various age groups. We suggest you are prompt to the trial session.
NOTE: Should inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances preclude the running of a trial session then the session may be postponed.
3. Age Eligibility
Trials will be held for each age group and you must register online to try out for the team that corresponds to your year of birth. Exceptions are solely at the discretion of the selection panel.
4. Financial Eligibility
Players with outstanding debts to either MetroStars or any other club will not be permitted to trial.
Please see the club president, Rob Rende, if you are in that situation.
5. Number of Teams
The table below shows the expected number of teams and squad sizes to be filled per age group for season 2022 (including goalkeeper). We will aim to fill the teams listed below, however MetroStars reserves the right to change the number of teams allocated in each age group. You will be advised if the player has not been successful in securing a position in the team.
6. Team Selection and Managment Guidelines
The following guidelines represent the club’s general philosophy on how teams are selected and managed. We hope this gives you an insight into the player pathway available at this club. It should also be clearly understood that the Sports Committee reserves the right to review any matter on a case by case basis.
7. Player Selection
Player selection will be at the discretion of coaching staff and selection panel. They will make their squad selections over the trial period. Players may be advised at any point during the trial process whether they are successful/unsuccessful in obtaining a position in the squad. This will allow unsuccessful players opportunity to trial elsewhere.
8. Player and Parent Responsibilites
Register online at the MetroStars website (www.metrostars.com.au).
Before commencement of your nominated trial session, ensure you check in at the registration desk.
Unless otherwise instructed by the coaching staff, players will be expected to attend all trial sessions to maximise their chances of selection.
Follow instructions from the coaching staff to the best of your ability.
Players will be required to wear appropriate training attire. Shin guards are compulsory.
If you have your training ball from last season, please bring it with you.
Players must commence hydrating one hour before trials and carry a drink bottle at each session.
Any medical condition that may potentially place a player’s health and safety at risk during trials must be brought to the coach’s attention.
Report any injury or illness to the coaching staff.
Ensure player has registered online at the MetroStars website prior to trials (www.metrostars.com.au).
Before commencement of your nominated trial session ensure players check in at the registration desk.
Remain at the club during trials.
Do not enter any field of play during trials, remain outside the fenced areas. If assistance is required, the coaching staff will call you.
Do not interrupt coaching staff during their sessions, unless the matter is urgent and necessary.
Either observe from the nominated observation areas or the clubrooms.
9. Registration of Selected Players
If a player has been offered a position for the 2022 season, they will be issued
a letter containing instructions on the registration process, and forms to be
Failure to register on time will result in the forfeit of your spot in the team.
Selected players will also be required to attend a registration day as per the
dates provided in the adajacent table. These are the only times in which you
may register a player.
Attendance at Registration Day
Selected players must attend registration day in person so that they can try
on uniforms and merchandise before orders are sent for manufacturing. If the
player fails to attend, the parent will be asked to make an estimate. The uniform will be ordered in accordance with the estimate and the club will take no responsibility for errors in sizing.
10. Club Fees and Payments
Club Basic Registration Fees will be required to be paid on the day of registration.
Additional fees from Football SA and Football Australia will be charged during the online Play Football
Registrations which are not included in the Basic Registration Fee. This fee will need to be paid prior to the
commencement of the season when advised by your team manager or coach and covers Football SA Fees and
Insurances. We expect this cost to be between $80 - $85.
Club Basic Registration Fees for season 2022 are as follows:
Payments are to be made in FULL and are non-refundable.
Payment Plans will be available on registration day or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Payment Plans will commence November 15 2021 and will be completed on April 15 2022
Failure to pay full fees will forfeit your position in the team.
Players with previous outstanding club debts will not be registered
11. Sports Vouchers
The Sports Vouchers program is a Government of South Australia initiative administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. The program provides an opportunity for primary and middle school aged children from Reception to Year 9 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees.
All South Australian primary school aged children, meaning if the child is attending or is eligible to attend school (Reception to Year 9). Those eligible may redeem one voucher per calendar year.
MetroStars are unable to offer a discount upfront at the time of registration (due to varying reasons). Registration fees will be required to be paid in full. You will then be refunded the $100 once MetroStars has received reimbursement from the Sports Vouchers team.
Limited cover is included in the registration fee with Football SA. Parents are also encouraged to take out their own private insurance cover (including ambulance cover). The club will not be liable for sporting injuries. If an ambulance is required or dispatched for your child, it shall be the parent/caregiver’s responsibility to cover the cost of the service.
13. Information Evening
At the beginning of the season, parents of the players will be asked to attend a short information session to review and discuss the code of conduct for players and parents. This session is compulsory and will be run one evening preseason.
Parents are not to miss the session.
14. Become a Junior Team Sponsor
Corporate Sponsorship goes a long way towards paying the bills, and any external
revenue raised helps to keep the Player fees at a minimum. MetroStars offers any individual or business an opportunity to sponsor a team. You can have your business logo printed in a prominent place on the shirt to advertise your business throughout the entire season.
If you are interested in taking up a sponsorship opportunity, please contact our Sponsorship and Marketing Manager as soon as possible so that we can discuss options and make arrangements.
Sponsorship and Marketing Manager
M: 0419 825 509
15. Trophy Sponsor
Every player from our MiniRoo teams (U6 through to and including U11) will be presented with a participation trophy at the end of the season. Performance based awards (ie. Best and Fairest, Player’s Player) shall only be awarded from U12 and above. The club is seeking sponsors to cover the cost of these trophies. If you are interested or know a business that would like to be involved, please provide your details to our Sponsorship Manager at email@example.com who will gladly send you the information and forms.
16. Team Management Structure
For each team to function well throughout the season, we require volunteers to be responsible for the following functional roles per team:
Trained First Aid Officer
If you would like to contribute in any of these areas, please contact the coaching staff or a club official.
17. Bar and Canteen
Bar and canteen are open on training nights and on weekend match days. In addition to providing food and beverage, it is a major contributor to the club’s income. If you would like to help as a volunteer, please approach Lilly Del Medico at the Canteen.
18. Positions Vacant
Do you have a particular skill, knack or interest? Club Volunteers are the backbone of the club’s success. The following positions are currently vacant at the club and we are seeking interested parties over the coming weeks.
Bar and Canteen Volunteers
Project Manager (Facilities development)
Game day Coordinator
First Aid Officers, Physios, Trainers
Committee and Sub-Committee Members
Trades People for general maintenance and various working bees
If you have a particular skill, professional background or interest that you feel may contribute to the club, please come and see a management committee member, club President or contact the clubs Administration Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.