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Great Britain Men's Adult 2018 trials application now open.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Great Britain Adult American Football Programme now invites all eligible athletes to apply to attend the for the 2018 programme.

The national team is looking to build upon the teams existing talent for progressing and moving forward to the planned qualifying tournament this year in Finland. The coaching staff is hoping to find even more young up and coming players to firmly solidify the ever-growing Great Britain team.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and hold a full UK Passport or Dual National Passport.
Deadline: All applications must be complete and sent by Wednesday 28thof February 2018.
Location: TBC upon invitation.

Player application and subsequent trial invitation process
The process - All hopeful participants MUST apply for the Great Britain Adult American Football. Forms must be completed in full with measurables validated by the player's team head coach and filmed. Game film is required from every athlete to ensure that a full evaluation can be established.

Registration forms can be accessed using the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/jj57K7BoLIjMZSqd2

From this, all applications, measurable and film will be reviewed and an invitational list compiled. Players who will be invited to a Great Britain practice session and will be informed via email with a four-week notice before either the March or May team practice respectively. At this point players will be informed of the structure of the trial and respective documentation will be forwarded.

Event Schedule
: TBC upon invitation.

Validated Measurable: As part of the application process all players will need to supply validated measurable for the following four exercises:
40-yard dash.
Lateral Shuttle Run
100kg Bench Press max reps
Standing Broad Jump (inches)

Resources on the procedures of each of these tests will be available on:
http://www.nfl.com/combine/workouts

Test results to be validated by:
1. Head Coach of local club must confirm in an email to GB Head Coach Michael Callan 
michael.callan@britishamericanfootball.org , listing all players applying and confirming their results from each of the tests.
Or,
2. Players film measurable tests to visually confirm results. These then need to be forwarded via a URL link within the application document.

Players are required to send highlight film to support their application (guidance below). Players should post a link to your highlight package or film that can be used to evaluate your performance within the section in the application form.

Some guidance on what a highlight film should include:
Note- Film MUST BE from within the last 18 months0.

5 to 8 Splash Plays (Major Highlight regardless of position or situation)
5 to 8 Plays vs Run
5 to 8 Plays vs Pass
5 to 8 Effort Plays

At least three full drives from three games of four plays or more so we can assess you in a full game situation.

Highlight footage links can be via:
Hudl
YouTube
Google Drive
Drop Box
Vimeo

If you have any questions about the pre-registration process, validated measurables or the programme, please contact Head Coach Michael Callan or Operations Manager Tom Kharchi.

Those players selected from the Invitation process will be called to attend further training sessions through the calendar year. The coaching staff will continue to evaluate players and rookies throughout the life span of the active programme. If any players showcase a high level of skill and potential, coaches reserve the right to call players up to train with the squad and compete for a spot on the programme at future training sessions
 

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