As the Hills Hornets Touch representative program has developed over the years, we have taken measures within Park Competition to limit the number of representative players per team to ensure games are competitive week to week, and the competition remains viable in every division.
In 2023 we will continue with a points system to reflect different levels of representation, and representation at other clubs.
Why do Hills Hornets implement these rules in place?
The Hills Hornets Park competition is about participation. We want as many kids as possible to experience the great game of touch football. The technical coaching JSC players receive during state cup campaigns, and the experience they gain puts them at a skill level above players of the same age who haven’t had that opportunity.
Too many representative players in the one team will easily overwhelm other teams with little or no touch experience through their structured play. Consistently lopsided score lines can decrease player confidence and enjoyment of the game for the losing team. However, for the unchallenged team, this can also create poor habits and deviation from technical gameplay learned.
We hope players who have benefited from the Hill Hornets representative program understand the rationale behind the policy.
We understand that these constraints can mean friends who have played together in park comp in previous seasons may need to separate as a result of these rules. However, we would encourage all representative players to use park comp as an opportunity to build additional friendships, and relay the knowledge and experience they have gained as a representative player to those that haven’t had the same development opportunity. It is also a time to develop leadership skills – You always get better at something if you teach what you learn.
The system may appear complicated at first, but it is designed in a way to ensure fairness with consideration to experience and age.
Younger or Older in Each Division
The first thing to understand is that each age division comprises a two-year age range. Whether players are on the older side or the younger side of the age-range will determine how many points they attract.
|Younger Year of Birth
|Older Year of Birth
|2008 & 2007
Representation at JSC 2023
The following categories of representation for the JSC 2023 campaign will attract points.
This includes those who competed at JSC 2023 for Hills Hornets or another affiliate (club), as well as Hills Development Squads and Team Shadows.
The maximum number of points a team can have is 325.
The maximum number of players a team can have from all categories is 6.
For example, although a team with 6 younger dev players only amounts to 180 points, the cap of 6 players means they will not be able to add anymore representative or dev squad players.
|Older Hornets JSC2023 Rep
|Represented Hills Hornets at JSC 2023 and is on the older side of the division at park comp
|Younger Hornets JSC2023 Rep
|Represented Hills Hornets at JSC 2023 and is on the younger side of the division at park comp
|Older Hornets Dev Team Rep (incl. JSC shadows)
|Participated in Hornets 2023 Dev Squad and is on the older side of the division at park comp
|Younger Hornets Dev Team Rep (incl. JSC shadows)
|Participated in Hornets 2023 Dev Squad and is on the younger side of the division at park comp
|Older Other Affiliate (Club) JSC2023 Rep
|Represented a different affiliate (club) at JSC 2023 and is on the older side of the division at park comp
|Younger Other Affiliate (Club) JSC2023 Rep
|Represented a different affiliate (club) at JSC 2023 and is on the younger side of the division at park comp