SAPSASA & SSSSA

Here is the information about junior state trials for U12 (SAPSASA), U16 (SSSSA aka ‘schoolboys’ and ‘schoolgirls’) and Hockey Australia U13.

Hockey Australia U15 and U18 selections will go to trial late in 2017 for championships in 2018.

You will notice that most trials take place on Sunday mornings. It is imperative that you notify your team manager and coach of your intent to trial so that team numbers can be managed effectively.

 

SAPSASA Interstate Carnival (aka State U12s or SAPSASA state team)

  • Nominations due Thursday June 22nd
  • must be 10 – 12 years old in 2017 (born 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • 2/12/17 – 9/12/17, Adelaide
  • Trial fee $5 payable at first trial
  • Trial 1 - Sun 25th June, 8am – 10am SHC
  • Trial 2 - Sun 9th July, 8am – 10am SHC
  • Cost: $1000 plus accom, uniforms, food etc

 

 

SSSSA Interstate carnival (aka Schoolgirls and Schoolboys U16s)

  • Nominations due Friday May 5th
  • Must be 16 and under in 2017 (born 2001 or later)
  • 2/12/17 – 9/12/17, Adelaide
  • Trial fee $10 payable at first trial
  • Trial 1 - Sun 21st May, 8am – 10am girls; 10am – 12 noon boys SHC
  • Trail 2 - Sun 28th May, 8am – 10am boys; 10am – 12 noon girls SHC
  • Trial 3 - Sun 4th June, (likely invitation only) 930am – 12noon boys and 8am-1030am girls
  • Cost $1500 plus uniforms

 

What are SAPSASA and SSSSA? They are the Primary and Secondary School Sport departments of DECS. SAPSASA governs both the local state carnivals (for hockey it is played at Grange 26/6/17 – 30/6/2017) and also the national U12 championships. Nationally it is played at U12 level as many states complete primary school at age 12 in Year 6 whereas in SA we finish at year 7 with most children turning 13.

The complication for SA kids is that although they may compete at our local SAPSASA carnival for their school or district whilst still in Year 7, they may not be eligible for state selection unless they are born in the target years. In 2017 they must be born in 2005, 2006 and 2007, however preference for the local carnival participation is given to Years 6 and 7 and selection is determined by school PE department and principal so ask your school when zone trials will be. For team sports they say children must be at least turning 11 in the year of competition.

For those interested in state team selection via school sport (U12 or U16), trial information is above and nomination links here https://www.decd.sa.gov.au/teaching/sport/sports-and-competitions

For the older children, Schoolboys and Schoolgirls U16 is capped at U16 and has only the national championship, no local carnival.

More info here on SAPSASA https://www.decd.sa.gov.au/teaching/sport/sports-and-competitions/sapsasa-state-carnivals-and-state-championships-eligibility-and-selection

 

HOCKEY AUSTRALIA U13

U13 Boys            

  • Nominations open Friday 7th April
  • 28/9/17 – 8/10/17, Perth, WA
  • Trial 1 – Sun 4 June, 12:00-2:00pm
  • Trial 2 – June State Championships (10-12th June) via participation in your club team
  • Trial 3 - (Invite only) Sun 18 June, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Trainings Sunday afternoons
  • Est cost $2850

 

U13 Girls

  • Nominations open Friday 7th April
  • Sept 28-Oct 8, Perth, WA
  • Trial 1 – Sun 4 June, 2:30-4:30pm
  • Trial 2 – June State Championships (10-12th June) via participation in your club team
  • Trial 3 - (Invite only) Sun 18 June, 12:00-2:00pm
  • Trainings Sunday afternoons
  • Est cost $2850

 

When nominations open, go here to nominate http://www.hockeysa.com.au/High-Performance/State-Teams/Outdoor-State-Teams  

It uses the same email address, passwords and system as our club registration system.