U16 male and female players born 2004
U17 male and female players born 2003
An age and stage related program that places players into our Performance Player Pathway, with 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 coach`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
Season Length - 5 months starting late April 2020 ending July/August 2020 (depending on league)
Frequency - 3 to 4 practices (combination of Technically and coach led for Tier I and Tier II) + 1 match per week (Approximately 5.5 - 7 hours of soccer per week)
Game and Tournament Play
Teams will be placed in appropriate league play. 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
A Strength & Conditioning component will be added to the curriculum. For the U15 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. Sessions may be scheduled and will take place in conjunction with one of the Technical sessions. Sessions will be run by the Bridge for the U15T1/TII to U17 T1/TII. Teams that wish to have more than the allotted amount for each age group, are welcome to book them directly with the Bridge for an additional cost.
Tier III teams that wish to have a Strength & Conditioning component, are welcome to book directly with either the Bridge or Firstline or their choice of Training Facility.
Registration and Fees for U17 Tier I to III
Base Fee $775 Tier I/II (Includes League Fees & Tryout Fee)
Base Fee $575 Tier III (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 $575.00. For players that will be playing on a Tier I or Tier II team, there will be an additional program fee of $200.00.
This fee includes Technical Training, Strength and Conditioning and additional program fees specific to the Tier 1 and II Programs. 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: $375.00 Collected at time of Registration
Second Payment: $200.00 March 31st, 2020
Third Payment: $200.00 April 15th, 2020 - Tier I/II Program Fee
Base Fee $820 Tier I/II - Tryout Only
Base Fee$ 620.00 Tier III - 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
First Payment: $200.00 March 25th, 2020
Second Payment: $200.00 April 1st, 2020
Third Payment: $200.00 April 8th, 2020
Fourth Payment: $200.00 April 15th, 2020 - Tier I/II Program Fee
Deadline to register in Phoenix is March 9th, 2020
Jerseys are provided with deposit. Players are required to provide their own shin pads and soccer shoes.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY - YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE PRIOR TO ASSESSMENTS. WALK UP REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
For further information on the Phoenix Fee structure, please go to the Phoenix Information page by clicking here