U15 Boys - Phoenix


2018/19 Indoor U13 U15 U17 Boys & Girls Phoenix Program Outline

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For Who?
U12 male and female players born 2007
U13 male and female players born 2006
U14 male and female players born 2005
U15 male and female players born 2004
U16 male and female players born 2003
U17 male and female players born 2002

An age and stage related program that places players into our Performance Player Pathway. The Phoenix Program has shifted over the past two seasons with a renewed focus on the development of young players and coaches. With a player centred approach, we are better able to address the needs of young players with greater efficiency and effectiveness. We provide a Long-Term Player Development inspired program that will include a holistic curriculum and plan with purposeful training and growth opportunities for the passionate player and coach.

Program Entry
It is fundamental & vital that parents and athletes recognize the high level of commitment required to be a Phoenix player.  There is a selection and placement process that includes an independent group of assessors working alongside the coaching staff to ensure the process is athlete centred. Additionally, in-season assessments as well as in season coaches reports will be key criteria in the placement process.  The Technical Department will be involved in all selections & placements to ensure the best interest of the player and the SPDSA.  Our goal is that every athlete is placed in the most appropriate environment based on a holistic four corner approach - Technical, Physical, Mental, and Social aspects.

Qualified volunteer coaches are appointed on a yearly basis to lead the team and are assisted and supported throughout the season by the SPDSA Technical Department.

  • U13 to U17 Tier I and Tier II Program - Qualified Technical Leads are appointed to deliver, manage, and lead the program assisted and supported by volunteer development coaches
  • U13 to U17 Tier III Program - Volunteer coaches will be appointed to our Tier III teams, and will be supported by our Technical Staff upon request at an additional cost to the team. 

The best qualities of a coach for this stage of player are

  • Enthusiastic and encouraging
  • Demands standards
  • Knows the subject and the players
  • Technical and tactical knowledge of the game, and ability to communicate this to the players in a clear and simple manner
  • Appreciation for creativity and independent thinking players

*Coaching scenario subject to adjustment

The Season
Season Length - 5 months starting late September 2018 ending February / March 2019 (depending on league)

Frequency - 2 practices (1 Technically led for Tier I and Tier II, one team coach led) + 1 match per week (Approximately 3 - 4 hours of soccer per week)

*New for the 2018/19 Indoor Season - a Strength & Conditioning component will be introduced to the curriculum.   For the U13 to U17 Tier I and Tier II age groups.  This will address both movement quality and strength/power deficits through which faulty movement patterns are corrected that cause injury and maximize performance gains.   Training sessions are based off the needs of the soccer players but also that of a well-rounded, properly balanced, efficiently moving athlete.    There will be approx. 8 to 10 sessions that will be scheduled throughout the Indoor Season which are included in the Tier I and Tier II Program Fee.   Sessions will take place at the Bridge in their Sherwood Park Facility for the U13T1 to U17 T1/TII and the U13TII training will take place at Firstline.    Teams that wish to have more than the 8 to 10 sessions, can book them directly with the Bridge (Firstline - U13TII).  

Tier III teams that wish to have a Strength & Conditioning component can book directly with either the Bridge or Firstline or their choice of Training Facility.    

Days of Play - To be determined by competition organization

Days of Training - To be determined once game playing days are confirmed,

*Games will take place in Edmonton, Training will take place in Sherwood Park as well as Edmonton facilities.     

Duration - Practices and games are typically 60 minutes

*Start times subject to change, based on facility availability  

Games Program
Teams will be placed in appropriate league play. SPDSA philosophy is to give the player the best opportunity to develop and not over-emphasize results. Coaches are supported by the Technical Department and are provided ongoing coaching development opportunities. 

Tier III Teams must meet criteria to qualify for Provincials and may apply to the SPDSA Technical Department to attend.    There are currently no Provincials for Tier I and Tier II teams for the Indoor Season. 

Days of Play - To be determined by competition organization

Format - 6v6 or 7v7 Small Sided Game (rules determined by competition)

Teams in Tier I and Tier II typically play in EIYSA, and teams in Tier III typically play in EMSA

Registration and Fees for U13 to U17 Tier I to III
Base Fee $550 (Includes League Fees & Tryout Fee)  

The fee structure for our Phoenix Program is based on the Tier that your child will be playing in.   The base fee for ALL Phoenix players from U13 to U17 is $550.00.   For players that will be playing on a Tier I or Tier II team, there will be an additional program fee of $125.00.    The Program fee includes Technical Training and the Strength and Conditioning component.  

The SPDSA has extended the payment dates for our Phoenix programs.  When you register for the Package that includes the $20.00 tryout fee, the payments will be as follows:

Initial Payment:                 $250.00 Collected at time of Registration

Second Payment:              $150.00 September 20th

Third Payment:                 $150.00 October 20th

Program Fee:                    $125.00 November 1st - Tier I and Tier II players

Base Fee $570 - Tryout Only    

When you register for the Package that does not include the $20.00 tryout fee, the payments will be as follows:

Initial Payment:                 $20.00 Collected at time of Registration

Second Payment:              $275.00 September 20th

Third Payment:                 $275.00 October 20th

Program Fee:                    $125.00 November 1st - Tier I and Tier II players

Deadline to register in Phoenix is August 22, 2018

Jerseys are provided with deposit.  Players are required to provide their own shin pads and soccer shoes.  Socks are provided for all Phoenix players for the Indoor season.  Phoenix players are required to purchase one pair of black Phoenix shorts and one pair of white Phoenix shorts.   



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