U8 Girls Grassroots Competitive

 

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

 

Program: Competitive Grassroots

Age Group: U8 (Birth Year - 2016)

Program/ Development Overview:

Designed for families seeking a higher-tempo learning environment and increased skill development.  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 months:

Assessments in March; Preseason in April; League season in May, June, and July.

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 12-14 games, with half played outside Sherwood Park

At this age group, there is NO Alberta Soccer Association provincial championship

Coaching:

Qualified volunteer coaches, receiving ongoing training, and mentored by Phoenix FC technical staff

Centralized curriculum implemented through cohort training

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

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.

 

Program Fees: $655 (Earlybird) / $725 (Regular)

Register here beginning February 1, 2024

 



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