Information for New Players

Welcome to Phoenix Football Cub. The following information applies to junior boys teams from U7s to U18s.

New Players

As mentioned in the welcome text, we will be observing your child over the next 3/4 weeks before confirming a full time place for your child. We have limited places available in each age group so will provide feedback before confirming their place.

Players will be observed on the following criteria:

  • Ability
  • Attendance
  • Attitude
  • Application
  • Behaviour
Registration

All players must register on our website before they can join our training sessions. www.phoenixfc.uk\register. If you have any issues completing the registration form you can text 07756 769864 for help.

Kit

Players do not need to buy club kit until advised by the team manager. They can attend training in any sports clothes. They are required to wear shinpads and football trainers with rubber studs (astro turf).

Full-time players

Once your place has been confirmed as a full-time player by the team manager you will need to confirm you accept the club guidelines below:

Membership Fees

Membership fee is £15 per month, paid via direct debit on the FA MatchDay app. We do not accept cash payments. You will need a PayPal account to complete payments. You can create a new PayPal account if you don’t have one already at the link www.paypal.com.uk. All membership payments are completed via the FA MatchDay App. To have the app set up for your child, send a text to our registration admin’s on 07756769864 with child’s full name and date of birth.

We will then add you to our system which will send you further instructions on how to set up the FA MatchDay app. The app is for parents only, NOT players. If you do not receive this email, drop us a text so we can help you.

Matches

Players are required to be available for 80% of all matches. Players who attend training will be given priority for match selection. To cover players being absent we have larger squads than required for match days this means each week some players will not be selected. Players will be rotated depending on review criteria listed above.

We encourage all parents to attend matches home and away. We strongly advise parents NOT to shout instructions from the side lines as this can cause confusing for the players and may contradict the coaches instructions. We believe for the players development it is important they make their own decisions whilst playing. The coach will give feedback before and after the matches as well as at halftime.

Feedback

You can receive feedback on your child’s development from the coach by  dropping a message directly to the coach. Please DO NOT disturb the coaches during training sessions. You can speak to them after each training session has finished.

Safeguarding Guidelines

The club follows the ‘Respect Guidelines’ and are ‘Let Them Play‘ advocates.

Parents and supporters are requested to avoid standing in front of the main gates or to block other cars from moving in the car park. This will help avoid congestion around the pitches.

Parents/spectators are advised to refrain from shouting instructions from the touchlines and let the juniors enjoy the game of football.

Strictly NO parents/spectators or parents are allowed inside the 3G fencing. Only coaches with club clothing will be allowed inside the fence onto the pitch. If your team does not have a club coaches kit, only one manager/coach will be allowed inside the fence.

These rules are from the pitch landlord and are set due to parents/spectators playing on the pitch with inappropriate footwear causing damage to the pitch.

If you have any further questions regarding Safeguarding you can contact our Club Welfare Officer on welfare@phoenixfc.uk.