The Junior Premier League runs Representative Teams at u9s through to u15s. We will also be introducing our very first Warriors Rep Teams in 2022/23! This programme is aimed at the best players in the Junior Premier League from across the country, and offers players the opportunity to train alongside fellow top performing players.
As part of a Rep Team players will develop individually through extra coaching and top quality games against leading academies. Our programme will not impact upon a player’s training or matches with their existing JPL club, we have designed it to work alongside the normal season. Players will undertake a number of training sessions, with high quality coaches, during the season as well as playing games against category 1, 2 and 3 academies.
This season the Rep teams have played Arsenal, Bristol City, Chelsea, Southampton, Tottenham and Wolves to name a few. We have had amazing success with our Rep Team players, as we continue to see 1 in 7 players involved sign for professional academies. At present we offer programmes in the Midlands, London/South East and South West/South Coast. For the season 22/23 we aim to run these again alongside a Yorkshire/Northern programme.
During the season players selected in the programme will have the opportunity to attend an overseas trip, the last couple of tours have been an elite training camp at Real Madrid. This has included training at the first team training facility, games versus Spanish opposition and a tour of the Bernabeu Stadium.
Selection for the Junior Premier League Representative Team is a 4-step process. This process starts at the end of the season where the staff team starts to identify players who have impressed them throughout the year, as well as those who are in the top goal scorers and awards list. Throughout the summer we will then host a variety of trials to provide the players ample opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.
THE PROGRAMME FOR 2022/23:
1 – Open Trial (Summer)
2 – Manager recommendation trial (Summer)
3 – Selection Camp (End of Summer) After the selection camp, players will receive an email explaining the programme and what is expected of them throughout the season.