A: All players require their own Outdoor soccer shoes and shin pads. Players are provided with a jerseys, shorts and socks.
A: Clubhouse is an opportunity to engage in free play and build individual soccer skills at our SPDSA Facility. This is a free, after-school drop-in program which runs Monday to Friday from 3pm-5pm every school day. Bringing friends, siblings and/or parents is encouraged! Our facility address is 170-3001 Buckingham Drive, Sherwood Park.
A: One Name, One Badge is the unification of our soccer community to further develop programming (recreation and competitive) under one name and one logo - Phoenix.
A: The SPDSA Community league will be renamed "Phoenix Tier IV", but there will be no change to the yearly schedule. If you are purely a recreational player there will be no further commitment or competitive scheduling. If you are a player who wants to try the competitive stream, we will provide opportunities to learn and train that will be consistent with the competitive programs to build the skills, knowledge, and habits to succeed at a higher league.
A: The competitive leagues will remain unchanged. We will be dedicating more resources into training fundamentals and consistent habits that will enable players to compete and be called up to higher leagues without missing a beat.
A: We want our coaches to play the Phoenix way. Our technical staff will work closely with coaches at all levels to train fundamental tactics, values, and problem-solving skills.
A: We need and value our volunteers! Whether you are a volunteer coach or parent within our recreational stream, organizing a fundraiser, or managing a team, our new structure will allow for increased volunteer opportunities and community support.
A: We want our Phoenix parents to be involved! Whether its refereeing a scrimmage, working with your kids at home, or just cheering as loud as you can, connected parents are essential for childhood development. We want stands packed with Sherwood Park Phoenix parents supporting not just your child's team, but other Phoenix teams too!
A: Through discussions with past and current recreational and competitive players and their families, the benefits of One Name, One Badge are:
Members across our different levels of programming feel disconnected from each other and from the organization. One Name, One Badge aims to create an environment where our members feel heard, connected, and valued both on and off the pitch
One Name, One Badge is committed to creating an environment of unity and belonging throughout our membership, regardless of which playing stream a player is registered for. Our players play for one logo, and our parents and fans chant one name - Phoenix.
Unification of our program streams, collective and better access to facilities, more playing opportunities, and more resources being dedicated to teaching fundamentals for players and coaches allows our entire membership to grow and be more competitive in our play on the field.
One Name, One Badge provides the opportunity to have the entire Sherwood Park community to wear our logo, chant our name and cheer on all our players. We aim to build a recognizable brand not just in Alberta, but throughout Canada and beyond.
In other soccer markets nationally and internationally, many clubs share a name, a logo, and and identity across the entirety of their programs and instill club values in all of their players.