U17 Program Phoenix Outline
U16 male and female players born 2002
U17 male and female players born 2001
An age and stage related program that places players into our Performance Player Pathway. The Phoenix Program has shifted over the past few 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.
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 coachâ€™s 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.
The best qualities of a coach for this stage of player are:
*Coaching scenario subject to adjustment
Game and Tournament Play
Teams will be placed in appropriate league play. All players will play based upon fair play principles throughout the season and be exposed to multiple roles. Our philosophy is to provide players the best opportunity to develop with age and stage appropriate competition that enhances game understanding and passion for play with the focus on individual player development. Coaches are supported by the Technical Department and are provided ongoing coaching development opportunities.
Days of Play - To be determined by competition organization
Games Format 11 v 11 (10 v 10 plus goalkeepers) with offside in effect and unlimited substitutions
Tournament play is possible at the discretion of the team with approval of Technical Department
Registration and Fees
Fee $600 (includes League Fees)
Initial Payment - $350 at time of registration
Second Payment - $250 on April 15
You have the option to pay the $20.00 tryout fee only, and once you have confirmed acceptance to the team, you will pay the full registration rate
Registration Fee - $620 ($600 + $20)
Initial Payment - $20 at time of registration
Second Payment - $300 on Mar 31
Third Payment - $300 on April 15
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.
For further information on the Phoenix Fee structure, please go to the Phoenix Information page by clicking here
Deadline to register in Phoenix is March 2, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY - YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE PRIOR TO ASSESSMENTS. WALK UP REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.