Under 9 Football


The Under 9's team is for players who, from 1st September 2018, will be in Year 4 at school.

The squad is managed by Andy Watts (FA Level 2 Qualified Coach) and Richard Latham (FA Level 1 Qualified Coach), with assistance from Daniel Baskerville (FA Level 2 Qualified Coach) and James Reddington. If you are able to assist the team in any way, be it refereeing, collecting money & registration forms or setting up and clearing away, please speak to one of the coaches - all offers of help are always very gratefully received!

2018/19 training for the U9s will start on Saturday 8th September from 9:15am - 10:45am on the cricket outfield at the top of Downley Common. See map and directions on the 'How to find us' page.


Ethos

Downley Dynamos coach girls and boys of ALL footballing abilities.  So if you've never played but you want to come and have a go you'll be made very welcome. Training and matches in the early years are non-competitive and all football at the club up until 11 a side is of mixed gender.  You will benefit from qualified instruction using the latest soccer methodologies. Regulated by The FA (The Football Association), all Downley Dynamos players learn individual skills and personal development as well as collective team development.

Football is about having fun and enjoying regular exercise. Helping players develop will also help to build self-confidence. We, as coaches, believe that everyone can benefit from playing the game and making new friends. So come along on Saturday mornings and join in the fun.


Training & Sunday Matches

Training is held every Saturday morning during term time, starting at 9:15am sharp on the cricket outfield in Downley. Please be with us on time as the arrival games and warm up are an important part of the session. We aim to finish at around 10:45am and this season we will also be presenting a Player of the Month award.

We plan training sessions around the ever evolving 'England DNA' Coaching Fundamentals and we also aim to improve EVERY childs technical, tactical, psychological, physical and social areas of their game to help them to become better players.

Most importantly, we want the kids to have fun and to fall in love with football!!!

The Under 9's play 7v7 matches in the Red Division of the South Bucks Mini Soccer Conference.


What to wear/bring

Players should wear suitable shirts, shorts, socks (usually Replica Kit) and football boots on training days with warm clothing depending on weather conditions. Players are expected to wear clean studded boots (moulded or screw-ins depending on the hardness of the ground) and the club recommends 'NO BLADES' due to the potential dangers associated with them so please bear this in mind. SHIN PADS are compulsory. Please also bring a soft drink (NOT FIZZY) and a small snack for your child as there will be regular breaks for refreshments.


Important Note to Parents

The Under 9's training is not a 'drop and run' so we ask that parents or guardians remain on the field during the session and encourage the players at every opportunity. Hot and cold refreshments are available most Saturday mornings from the Pavilion Cafe to keep both adults and children fed and watered.

We ask that all parents and players are familiar with both the clubs Code of Conduct which applies to both training and matches.


Training during the school holidays

Training will take place on the 1st Saturday of either the half term or end of term holidays and will resume on the 1st Saturday after school has reopened.


New Players

If you are interested in joining the Under9's please register your interest by sending an email to andy@downleydynamos.com and we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. Please bear in mind that the club is run entirely by volunteers, and if we do not reply immediately please bear with us. Should there be a space available for your child you will be sent a link to our Online Registration Form and following completion you will be sent an invoice for your subscription via PayPal.


Subs & Player Registration

Subs for the 2018-19 season are £80.00 which can either be paid in full or in two installments of £40, one at the start of the season and one in January. Prior to the start of the season you will be sent a link to our Online Registration Form which should be completed before the first training session on 8th September. Following completion of this form you will be sent an invoice for your subscription via PayPal which we politely request is paid online before the end of September.

On a match day we charge £1 subs to help cover the cost of running matches, cutting grass, line painting etc. If you need to talk to the club about Subs, or anything other matter, please feel free to discuss with any of the coaches or club welfare officers in strict confidence.


Sponsors

The Under 9's are sponsored by Windows Doors and Bifolds Ltd (WDB) on Cressex Business Park

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Fixtures 2018/19 (To Christmas) - Please note these are SUBJECT TO CHANGE

updated 04/09/2018

Sunday 16th September 2018 - Downley Dynamos v Bedgrove Dynamos

Sunday 23rd September 2018 - Downley Dynamos v Penn & Tylers Green

Sunday 7th October 2018 - Bourne End JSC TBC

Sunday 14th October 2018 - Downley Dynamos V Chesham Utd Youth

Sunday 4th November 2018 - Naphill v Downley Dynamos

Sunday 11th November 2018 - Downley Dynamos v Beaconsfield Town

Sunday 18th November 2018 - Henley Lions v Downley Dynamos

Sunday 25th November 2018 - Bedgrove Dynamos v Downley Dynamos

Sunday 2nd December 2018 - Penn & Tylers Green v Downley Dynamos

Sunday 9th December 2018 - Bourne End JSC TBC

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