Phoenix PDP Outline
U14 male and female players born 2006
An age and stage related program that places players into our Performance Player Pathway, with 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.
It will support an enhanced development environment for players, coaches and referees and contribute positively to their advancement along the development pathways. Over time, this new framework will likely see a greater number of Alberta players moving to the next level of the sport (Canada Soccer Youth and Senior National teams, professional clubs and post-secondary institutions).
In addition players will have Sports Science, Video Analysis and Sport Nutrition as part of this program and will have access to our Athletic Therapists and Physiotherapists for injury prevention and treatment.
It is fundamental & vital that parents and athletes recognize the high level of commitment required to be a Phoenix PDP 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 coach's 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.
In the PDP's inaugural year the minimum coaching standard is a National B Certification. Going forward it will be the CSA Youth License.
The best qualities of a coach for this stage of player are
*Coaching scenario subject to adjustment
Season Length - April-Mid August for 2020 season with a 2 week break in July. The tentative date of April 4th is set for the first game of the 2020 season.
Frequency - 3 to 4 sessions + 1 match per week (Approximately 5.5 - 7 hours of soccer per week). Periodically our Sports Science, Video Analysis and Sports Nutrition will be added to the week.
Game and Tournament Play
Teams will play in the Player Development League (PDP). Our philosophy is to provide players the best opportunity to develop with age and stage appropriate competition that enhances game understanding and passion for play with the focus on individual player development. Coaches are supported by the Technical Department and are provided ongoing coaching development opportunities.
Days of Play - Saturday's with the occasional Wednesday mid-week game and possibly Sunday if needed for any make-up games.
Teams play 9 Home and 9 Away games. Two of the away games are against the other two northern licensed clubs (but are considered away games). The other away games are against the Calgary based teams. Therefore, an additional team costs will be associated for travel and food for these travel days.
Games Format 11 v 11 (10 v 10 plus goalkeepers) with offside in effect and unlimited substitutions.
Tournament play is possible at the discretion of the team with approval of Technical Department
A Strength & Conditioning component is part of the curriculum. This will address both movement quality and strength/power deficits through which faulty movement patterns are corrected that cause injury and maximize performance gains. Training sessions are based off the needs of the soccer players but also that of a well-rounded, properly balanced, efficiently moving athlete. Sessions scheduled may take place in conjunction with one of the Technical sessions or in addition to the weekly schedule. All sessions will be run by the Bridge in Sherwood Park.
For more information on the PDP program from Alberta Soccer, please click here
Registration and Fees for U14 PDP Players
Base Fee $775 (Includes League Fees & Tryout Fee)
The fee structure for our Phoenix Program is based on the Tier that your child will be playing in.
There is an additional fee for PDP players of $500.00, which includes Licensed Coaching Staff, Athletic Therapists at all matches and full access for practices. Additional Strength and Conditioning sessions, Sports Science, Fully Certified Sport Dietician, Sport Psychologist, Video and Game Analysis.
The SPDSA has extended the payment dates for our Phoenix programs. When you register for the Package that includes the $20.00 tryout fee, the payments will be as follows:
Initial Payment: $375.00 Collected at time of Registration
Second Payment:$200.00 March 31st, 2020
Third Payment:$200.00 April 15th, 2020
Final PDP Payment - $500.00 May 1st, 2020
Base Fee $820 - Tryout Only
When you register for the Package that does not include the $20.00 tryout fee, the payments will be as follows:
Initial Payment:$20.00 Collected at time of Registration
First Payment:$200.00 March 25th, 2020
Second Payment: $200.00 April 1st, 2020
Third Payment:$200.00 April 8th, 2020
Fourth Payment:$200.00 April 15th, 2020
Final PDP Payment - $500.00 May 1st, 2020
Jerseys are provided with deposit. Players are required to provide their own shin pads and indoor soccer shoes.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY - YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE PRIOR TO ASSESSMENTS. WALK UP REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
For further information on the Phoenix Fee structure, please go to the Phoenix Information page by clicking here