Trials Season 2015

Box Hill United Soccer Club is a progressive football club based in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne participating in the National Premier Leagues Victoria.

We now call for players wanting to progress their football to trial for the places in the following squads for season 2015. As a progressive football playing club with a strong philosophy of promoting players from within the club, this is now your opportunity to join a new era in Victorian football.

  • Under 20 Players born 1995, 1996 &/or 1997
  • Under 18 Players born 1997 &/or 1998
  • Under 16 Players born 1999
  • Under 15 Players born 2000
  • Under 14 Players born 2001
  • Under 13 Players born 2002
  • Under 12 Players born 2003

The clubs development program and encouragement of youth gives any young player a wonderful opportunity to progress into a senior football environment.

Please complete the link below to express your interest in trials:

U20s & U18s will trial on the following dates:

Tuesday 14/10, Thursday 16/10, Tuesday 21/10 (3 Sessions only) arrive at 6.45pm for 7.15pm start


The club is acutely aware of player commitments in the above age groups to VCE exams hence the fortnight of trial dates only. This will be a grading and assessment (U18s or U20s) before players are offered a position in a squad or called back for final trials.  Date to be confirmed after completion of VCE exams, potentially Tuesday 18/11 &/or Thursday 20/11, if required.


2015 Junior Age Group, Days & Dates, Arrival Time/Start Time

U12s – Thursday 16/10 5.30pm/6pm start, Monday 20/10 6.45pm/7.15pm start, Wednesday 22/10 6.45pm/7.15pm start (3 sessions only) Coach: Petr Tichy & Asst. Rory Flanagan

U13s – Thursday 23/10, Tuesday 28/10 (2 Sessions Only) 5.30pm/6.00pm start

Coach: Manni Katakis

U14s – Monday 20/10, Wednesday 22/10 (2 Sessions Only) 5.30pm/6.00pm start

Coach: Kogulan Sabaratnam

U15s – Thursday 23/10, Tuesday 28/10, Thursday 30/10 (3 Sessions Only) 6.45pm/7.15pm start

U16s – Thursday 23/10, Tuesday 28/10, Thursday 30/10 (3 Sessions Only) 6.45pm/7.15pm start

Coaches for 15s & 16s TBA before trials (3 sessions only)

Report to Wembley Park Clubrooms for registration on each trial date. Parking at Sparks Reserve

Places will be offered and acceptance will be required by dates advised.

All enquiries should be directed to Nicholas Tsiaras 0419 302 706 or email


Trial Rules can be found here

U20s | Junior Boys Trials Season 2015 (October 2014)

The following is relevant for all boys aged Under 12 to 18, and Under 20 Men.

The trials will be conducted based on:

  • Small sided games
  • Speed component
  • Technical drills/passing

The following criteria will be applied for selection to squads:

  1. Attitude & Temperament – Is the player coachable?
  2. Decision-making
  3. Passing & Movement
  4. 1 v 1 situation, under pressure

Players are to arrive 30 minutes prior to your nominated trial time to complete personal information sheet (if required) and receive your trial number. You must report to the administration desk every time that you attend a trial session to ensure that your attendance is recorded.


All Players will be required for all trial dates listed.

Suitable players will be encouraged to play in higher age groups; this will be at the discretion of the Technical Director and club, not the parents.

Unsuccessful players will be notified following the completion of their 2nd trial for their respective age group. Successful players will be notified by email/telephone for the final phase of trials.


Trial Rules

All players must wear shin pads. This is compulsory.


No Feedback to Players

No feedback will be given to players during the trial process. Selection decisions are final.

The club has appointed independent assessors for specific age groups, and current coaches of squads.


Season 2015

  • It is anticipated that training will be 3 nights per week for boys U12 to U15 (Mon/Wed/Fri), each session’s duration will be 75 minutes. All coaches will be suitably qualified, and supervised by the Technical Director
  • U16s will train Tuesday & Thursday, and fortnighty on Friday.
  • U18 & U20s will train Tuesday & Thursday, and alternate fortnights on Friday.
  • Squad sizes (U12 to U16) in each age group will be 16 – 14 players plus 2 goal keepers preferred. If only one GK is selected to the squad, the Technical Director and Team Coach may select an additional player to the squad
  • U18 Squad will comprise up to 16 players, U20s upto 15 players, topped up by Senior squad members
  • Season commencement anticipated (Men/20s Mid/Late Feb 2015, Jnrs Mid/Late March 2015)



The following fees will apply in 2015:

  • Under 12s to 16s – one squad per age group limited to 16 players – $2,050
  • Under 18s & U20s – joint squad fee – $1,750, to reflect player involvement across both teams.

To secure your place in squads a deposit will be payable to the club of $550, at the designated date your position is offered.


Should any player or family attract a Ground Signage Sponsor to the club – package cost of $2,500 (inc GST) a fee discount of 40% will be provided on the first child’s fee. (Applies to Junior Boys or U20 Men only)


Balance of Fees (12s – 16s) to be paid – 31/1/15 $600 28/2/15 $600 31/3/15 $300 (or sooner based on season start date)

Balance of Fees (18s – 20s) – 31/1/15 $600 28/2/15 $600 (or sooner based on season start date)

Credit Card authority preferred. Payment details will be provided to successful players.

All fees must be paid in full before a player is registered.


Refunds are at the committee’s discretion in the event of season ending injury in preseason, or exceptional circumstances prior to registration.