U13 Boys (2011-2012)


Discover potential and spread joy through the 4 pillars of development and growth.


Program: Competitive Youth

Age Group: U13 (Birth Year 2011-2012)

Program/ Development Overview:

Designed for families and players seeking or continuing within a competitive soccer environment, focused on skill development and continue fostering a love for the game. A game-based curriculum has been created to improve the rate of learning and develop brave players unafraid of mistaking mistakes and excited to express their creativity in competitive moments.

Player development is delivered through our 4 Pillars of Coaching:

1. Players experience fun- working/trying hard,

2. Players connect through positive team spirit (Doing things together),

3. Players demonstrate growth with positive coaching, and

4. Player commitment increases when learning and improving is frequent.

Program Timeline:

The program Duration is approximately 4.5 months:

Assessments in March; Preseason in April; League season in May, June and July; Potential Post-season Alberta Soccer Association's Provincial Championships in August (qualification based on final EMSA league standing).

Technical Overview and Commitment:

Typically three times a week, consisting of 2 trainings and 1 game

Training and game sessions range from 1 to 1.5 hours

League Participation:

Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (EMSA) league

Approximately 14-16 games, with half played outside Sherwood Park

Competitive Youth Program will participate in Tier 3 or below.


Volunteer coaches with a CPIC clearance that will receive ongoing training, and mentoring by Phoenix FC technical staff

Centralized curriculum implemented through cohort training

Google Classrooms organized by the Program Director to support coaches and teams

Equipment and Fees:

Registration fees cover:

Technical program/ training cost

Facility/Field rental cost

Team equipment

Coach honorarium and clothing

EMSA league fees and refereeing costs

ASA membership and insurance costs

TRACE AI Video system

Program Administration

Fee Exclusions:

Fees DO NOT cover uniform or apparel purchases, extra training fees, tournament entry fees, or related travel costs.

Parent volunteers are needed for various roles; Team Manager and Trace Camera program.

Please note that Team Fundraising is also quite common.

Schedule and Changes:

Training and practice schedules are contingent on EMSA league schedule.

Schedules are subject to change with league updates released one week before startup.

Thunder, lightning, air quality advisories, and heat index may lead to session/game cancellations.

Rescheduling will be attempted where possible, but not guaranteed.


Registration Fees: $745.00 (Early-Bird)/ $825.00 (Regular)

Register here beginning February 1, 2024





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