U12 Boys - Phoenix


Aug. 11, 2017

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2017/18 Indoor U11/U12 Boys and Girls Phoenix Program Outline
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For Who?
U11 male and female players born 2007.
U12 male and female players born in 2006. 

About U12 Phoenix

The Phoenix Program continues to evolve 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. This is 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 that parents and athletes recognize the high level of commitment required.  The selection and placement process 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 is involved in all selections and 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.

Team Formation Philosophy - U11/U12
At this age, the SPDSA Technical Staff will be looking at creating two balanced teams (2 - U11 & 2 - U12 in each gender) with a minimum of 12 players per team that would be entered into the same league. In addition, there would be a 3rd team in each gender that would be a developmental team that may consist of age specific players or be a mixed team of U11 and U12. From time to time the number of teams and minimum number of players may be altered based on circumstances that are out of the SPDSA’s control. Examples would be as follows:

  • Not enough players to create 2 or 3 teams based on registrations and/or players at the appropriate level
  • The disparity of current ability between players at assessments is too significant to create 2 balanced teams or at times a 3rd team that would allow the SPDSA to place players in an environment that will allow them to succeed. 

If either of the above is observed, the technical staff may alter team formation to one of the following or a combination based on the ability of the players:

  • Creating one team and possibly a second developmental team, either age specific or mixed U11/U12.
  • Creating two teams, where players of similar current ability are placed together.  Ie: A and B Team. The teams will be placed in a league that the technical staff determines would be appropriate for the development of the players.
  • Creating three teams, where there would be an A team, a B team and a developmental team (age specific or mixed U11/U12). The teams are placed in a league that the technical staff determines would be appropriate for the development of the players

Qualified Technical Leads are appointed to deliver, manage, and lead the program assisted and supported by volunteer development coaches.

A full seasonal plan and curriculum guides all coaches through the program supported by the SPDSA Technical Department staff.

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

  • Enthusiastic and encouraging
  • Looks and acts the part
  • Has standards
  • Knows the subject and the players
  • Demonstrates
  • Stimulates ideas and makes it fun

*Coaching scenario subject to adjustment

The Season

Season Length - 5 months starting October 2017 ending February 2018

Frequency - 2 practices + 1 match per week (Approximately 3 - 4 hours of soccer per week)

*Based on facility availability  

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 may take place in South Edmonton.

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. All players will play throughout the season and be exposed to multiples positions.  SPDSA philosophy is to provide players the best opportunity to develop with meaningful competition that enhances game understanding and performance - results are secondary.  Coaches are supported by the Technical Department and are provided ongoing coaching development opportunities.  SPDSA will not be sending teams to provincials at this age to allow coaches and players to focus on individual player development.

Days of Play - To be determined by competition organization

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

Limited Tournament play is possible at the discretion of the team with approval of Technical Department

Registration and Fees
Fee $630 (includes League Fees)  

Your initial charge for the U11/U12 Phoenix program will be $365 and upon acceptance into the program the balance of $265.00 will be charged on September 15th. 

You have the option to pay a $20 assessment fee only and upon acceptance into the program, you will be charged the $315.00 on September 1st and $315.00 on September 15th.  The total cost when paying in two separate transactions will be $650.

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.  

Deadline to register in Phoenix is August 13, 2017

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Upcoming Games

U11 Boys Y - Gnan @ Impact U11B - Caputo

Sat, Feb. 24, 2018 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Turf Training Centre – Field A

U11 Boys Y - Gnan @ Juventus U11B - Weekes

Sun, Mar. 04, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Victoria Soccer Club

U11 Boys X - Dellezay @ Drillers- Tansowny

Sun, Mar. 11, 2018 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Turf Training Centre – Field A

Drillers- Lounsbury @ U11 Boys X - Dellezay

Sun, Mar. 18, 2018 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Victoria Soccer Club

Juventus U11B - Lechelt @ U11 Boys Y - Gnan

Sun, Mar. 18, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Victoria Soccer Club

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