U16 Girls - Phoenix


Aug. 11, 2017

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2017/18 Indoor U13/U14 U15/U16 U17/U18 Boys & Girls Phoenix Program Outline

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For Who?
U13 male and female players born 2005.
U14 male and female players born 2004.
U15 male and female players born 2003.
U16 male and female players born 2002.
U17 male and female players born 2001.
U18 male and female players born 2000.

An age and stage related program that places players into our Performance Player Pathway. The Phoenix Program has shifted over the past two 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.

Program Entry
It is fundamental & vital that parents and athletes recognize the high level of commitment required to be 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 coaches 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.

  • U13 and U14 program - Qualified Technical Leads are appointed to deliver, manage, and lead the program assisted and supported by volunteer development coaches
  • U15 - U18 program - Volunteer Coaches lead the program, however are given support of the SPDSA Technical staff on an ongoing basis throughout the season

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

  • Enthusiastic and encouraging
  • Demands standards
  • Knows the subject and the players
  • Technical and tactical knowledge of the game, and ability to communicate this to the players in a clear and simple manner
  • Appreciation for creativity and independent thinking players

*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. SPDSA philosophy is to give the player the best opportunity to develop and not over-emphasize results. Coaches are supported by the Technical Department and are provided ongoing coaching development opportunities as well as technical lead sessions during the season. Teams must meet criteria to qualify for Provincials and may apply to the SPDSA Technical Department to attend.  

Days of Play - To be determined by competition organization

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

Teams in Tier I and Tier II typically play in EIYSA, and teams in Tier III typically play in EMSA

Registration and Fees
Fee $600 (includes League Fees)

Your initial charge for these Phoenix programs will be $350.00 and upon acceptance into the program the balance of $250.00 will be charged on September 30th. 
You have the option to pay a $20 assessment fee only and upon acceptance into the program, you will be charged the $300.00 on September 18th and $300.00 on September 30th.  The total cost when paying in two separate transactions will be $620.00.

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

tbd @ U16 Girls - Govender

Thu, Mar. 01, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Foote Field

tbd @ U16 Girls - Govender

Sat, Mar. 03, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Foote Field

U16 Girls - Govender @

Sat, Apr. 14, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Foote Field

U16 Girls - Govender @ tbd

Tue, Apr. 17, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Foote Field

U16 Girls - Govender @

Fri, Apr. 20, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Foote Field

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