Foundation Squad-14&under

This squad is selected from player who attend trials held at either Wimbledon or Leatherhead. Players will be invited to attend training on a weekly basis at Glyn in Epsom from 6.30-8pm and they will be expected to be available for The Epsom Little League fixtures dates.

Epsom Little League Dates
 
Date
Venue
Club running the day
15th October 2017
Tiffin
Cardinals
12th November 2017
Tiffin
Oxshott/Pink Panthers
28th January 2018
Tiffin
The Downs
4/18th March 2018*
Tiffin
Wey Valley
 
Reserve date: 18th/25th March 2018*
*These dates depend on the date of the Surrey Schools Final, as yet unset.

Training Dates for 2017/18

September 6th, 13th, 2th, 27th

October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

December 6th, 13th

January  3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

February  7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

March  7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

This is what you can expect as a foundation squad member.

Foundation Squad
Commitment

 

Players are expected to train weekly on a Wednesday at Glyn Technical College 6.30-8pm and players will be available for Epsom Little League fixture dates. Please see tab above for dates.
Fitness Introduction to The Downs S&C programme. Good training habits are established along with good technique.
Technical Skills Skills are expected to be performed in match play. A very high standard of core skill are developed and re-enforced in the context of match play.
Tactical Principles of play are introduced to the team and players are expected to start the process of developing team bonding and on court partnerships in attack and defence.
Performance under pressure Awareness is raised of a player’s emotional responses in a match environment. Players demonstrate and enjoy the challenge of difficult experiences.

 

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