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SELECTIONS FOR SBSA OPEN MEN'S TEAM, NSF TEAM, U18 MEN'S TEAM & U16 BOYS' TEAM FOR 2022 (Deadline: 8/7/2022, Friday)

SBSA will be conducting a round of trials for the 4 men's teams for 2022 as part of its talent development pipeline from junior to senior teams.

OPEN MEN'S TEAM
Players selected in this category will have the opportunity to be selected for the upcoming Men's and U23 Men's Asia Cup, and other future Men's and U23 tournaments. They will first be placed under the Men's Development team, with possibility of promotion to the Men's Elite team depending on performance.

Players who are selected for this team and still qualify for the U16 or U18 age groups will automatically be selected for those teams.

Training commitment: 2-4 sessions a week (depends on the season and player's involvement in other training sessions)

Requirements:
- Singapore Citizen
- Born before 1/1/2008 (age 15 and above in 2022)
- Open to all players from all clubs, schools and tertiary institutions, including players sitting for N, O and A Level examinations this year or next year, and players who are about to enlist or currently serving their NS.

Date & Time:
16, 23, 30 July (2-6pm)

NSF TEAM
The NSF team aims to enable players with potential to continue to improve in the sport while serving the 2 years of National Service.

Training commitment: 1-2 sessions a week (depends on player's NS schedule)

Requirements:
- Singapore Citizen
- Open to players who are currently serving their NS, or enlisting later this year (2022)
- Players who are not selected for the Men's Open team and are serving their NS will be automatically considered for this team

Date & Time:
16 July (2-6pm), 24 July (8am-12pm)

U18 MEN'S TEAM
The U18 Men's team can tentatively look forward to a U18 Asia Cup later this year, and a U19 World Cup next year if qualified(age group shifted due to COVID19). In the absence of these events, the team will compete in an overseas tournament at the end of this year. Due to the tentative dates of the events above, we are looking to select a larger group of players across the different ages.

Training commitment: 1-3 sessions a week (depends on the season and player's involvement in other training sessions)

Players who are selected for this team and still qualify for the U16 age group will automatically be selected for that team as well.

Requirements:
- Singapore Citizen
- Born after 1/1/2004 and before 1/1/2009 (ie, age 14-18 in 2022)
- Players who are selected for the Men's Open team and fall within the above age group will automatically be placed in the U18 team as well
- Open to all players from all clubs, schools and tertiary institutions, including players sitting for N, O or A Level examinations this year or next year.

Date & Time:
17 & 24 July (8am-12pm)

U16 BOYS' TEAM
The U16 Boys' team will be training towards a regional tournament at the end of the year (dates TBC), and have the opportunity to train alongside the U18 team. Beyond that, they can look forward to regional and world championships at the U18 level in the coming years.

Training commitment: 1-2 sessions a week

Requirements:
- Singapore Citizen
- Born after 1/1/2006 and before 1/1/2009 (ie, age 14-16 in 2022)
- Players who are selected for the Men's Open team or U18 Men's team and fall within the above age group will automatically be placed in the U16 team as well
- Open to all players from all clubs, schools and tertiary institutions, including players sitting for N or O Level examinations this year or next year.

Date & Time:
17 & 24 July (8am-12pm)



INFO FOR ALL TRIAL PARTICIPANTS

Venue: Farrer Park Football Field

Attire: White-based top (not showing school or team affiliation), with slacks and cap

Equipment: All personal softball gear and sufficient hydration. Personal bats, helmets and catcher's equipment are highly recommended. Otherwise, these can be provided at the venue but must be sanitised after every use.

All players are to be changed and warmed up by the stated timing above. Latecomers may be turned away.

Players are expected to avail themselves for all days. Only shortlisted players will be asked to attend the 2nd (or 3rd) session.

To ensure a smooth selection process, ALL interested athletes MUST register at the link provided so that we are able to group the selections by Monday, 4th July, 2359hrs.

Registration link: tinyurl.com/sbsamenstrials2022 (deadline: 8/7/2022, Friday, 2359hrs)

If you are unable to make it for the trials but wish to be considered, or have any other queries, please direct them to Wee Teck (Softball Men’s Team Manager) at mensoftball.sbsa@gmail.com