Discover your potential and love for the game in a challenging, connected, and fun football environment.
Program: Recreational Grassroots
Age Group: U13 (Birth Year - 2011/2012)
Recreational Soccer Program Overview:
Welcome to our Recreational Soccer Program, where we strive to create an engaging and dynamic learning environment for families. Our focus is on skill development and fostering a genuine passion for the beautiful game. We've designed a game-based curriculum to enhance the learning experience, encouraging players to embrace mistakes, express creativity, and develop into confident and brave athletes. Player development is at the core of our program, guided by our 4 Pillars of Coaching.
Our 4 Pillars of Coaching:
1) Players experience fun: Emphasizing the joy of the game while instilling a strong work ethic.
2) Players Connect through positive team spirit: Fostering camaraderie and teamwork through shared experiences.
3) Players demonstrate growth with positive coaching: Encouraging personal and skill development through positive reinforcement.
4) Player commitment increases when learning and improving is frequent: Nurturing a culture of continuous improvement and dedication to the sport.
The program spans approximately 10 weeks (End of April - First Week of July):
Preseason in April
League season Weekdays - Tuesday/Thursday
Classic Tournament: May 24-26, 2024
Technical Overview and Commitment:
Frequency: Two Events per week, will be alternating One day of Team Training & One Day for Game, 2 games.
Session Duration: Training sessions last approximately 75 minutes & Games 75 minutes.
Match Play: 11v11 (10v10 plus Keepers)
We are proud members of the Phoenix Football Club (PFC) Recreation League, featuring:
Approximately 18 sessions (Total with 2 Preseason sessions, 4 Training and 12 Games) for the season.
All sessions will be within Sherwood Park
Please note, at this age group, there is Alberta Soccer Association provincial championship (Rural Tier 4) and scores/standings are kept.
Our program relies on parent volunteers for roles such as Coach, Assistant Coach Team Manager to contribute to the program's overall success. Volunteer coaches are given an honorarium and can receive ongoing training and mentorship from Phoenix FC technical staff. A centralized curriculum is implemented through cohort training, supported by Google Classrooms organized by the Program Director, Technical Team, Junior Technical Coaches and Jr. Coach program.
Equipment and Fees:
Registration fees cover various aspects, including:
Technical program/training costs
Facility/field rental costs
Coach honorarium and clothing
Sherwood Park Tournament in May
ASA membership and insurance costs
Fees do not cover club apparel purchases, extra training fees, tournament entry fees, or related travel costs.
Schedule and Changes:
Training and practice schedules align with the PFC league schedule.
Schedules are subject to change with league updates released one week before startup.
Weather conditions (thunder, lightning, air quality advisories, and heat index) may lead to session/game cancellations.
Rescheduling will be attempted where possible, though not guaranteed.