The SPDSA would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring U14 Program
U13/U14 - Players born January 1st 2004 - December 31st 2005
Players born 2004 & 2005 must play in this age group unless exceptional circumstances determined by the Technical Staff or Technical Committee.
At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a challenging atmosphere. The effect of the coach is critical at this stage. Skill demonstration is very important, and the players learn best by doing. The players should have a good level of physical literacy. The community sessions will be focused on a challenging training session and their games.
Volunteer coaches are appointed for the season, and are supported throughout the season by the SPDSA Technical Department. Head coaches will receive a $100 credit towards their childâ€™s registration, upon submission of required team information and a valid Criminal Record Check to the SPDSA by the specified deadline, and once team equipment has been returned at the end of the season. Only one head coach per team is eligible for the credit
In-service coaching workshops will be held before and during the season.
The best qualities of a coach for this stage of player are
Only registered team officials and players are allowed on the field, benching area, change rooms (if applicable). Parents not volunteering, will be able to enjoy the games from the stands / sidelines only. All team officials from U9 to U18 are required to have an SPDSA ID Card. Cards are valid for a minimum of 3 years and are the responsibility of the card holder. A $20 fee will be charged for replacement of lost cards. Coaches/Managers without a card will not be allowed on the field or benching area during games/practices. Please ensure you contact the SPDSA office, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm about ID Cards.
Practices will be provided based on the availability of facilities.
Each practice should address individual ball mastery as well as individual and small group decisions, when attacking and defending. Session plans can be provided to coaches upon request.
Assistance at some practices and games during the season is available through the SPDSA technical department upon request of the coach.
1 game per week at Millennium Place and/or Dow Centre. 6v6 (5v5 plus goalkeepers)
Fee includes uniform (jersey, shorts, socks). Players are required to have their own shin pads and indoor shoes.
*Please note that registrations received after September 18 may have players put on a waitlist, dependent on the programâ€™s availability.