Having won the division 4 North Title and Divison 4 Playoffs in our first season; Rossendale Raptors are holding open trials for our newly promoted division 3 team. Trials will run for 4 weeks to give prospective players opportunity to show the Raptors coaches what they can do. The trial sessions will be held on the following dates for two hours between 8pm and 10pm:
Wednesday 23 May, 30 May, 6 June, 13 June at Haslingden Sports Centre, Helmshore Road, Rossendale, Lancashire.
The Raptors venue is only 20 minutes North of Manchester and is easily accessed from Bolton, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Manchester, West Yorkshire, Blackpool etc.
The trial sessions will include state of the art fitness testing by team sports therapist company PB Performance who will be using electronic speed gates and more to assess players quickness, speed, explosive powere and vertical jump. This information will assist the coaches in assessing each player but will also be good comparitive data for your own personal development.
The successful squad will then start pre season training which will be held at Accrington Academy and Haslingden Sports Centre. Throughout the season players will have access to expert fitness guidance, sports therapy and treatment from Phil Bolton of PB performance; organised gym sessions prior to training; and access to a swimming pool for additonal fitness work or rehabilitation if required.
Home games will be played at Haslingden Sports Centre in front of growing crowds resulting form the Raptors continued engagement with local schools and the local community. The club and the players receive significant local and regional coverage and the the local community really get behind the team. All these factors make the Raptors a terrific place to play.
If you would like more information, or would like to attend please contact lead coach Jim Fry at firstname.lastname@example.org