Under 13 Football


The Under 13s team is for players who, from 1st September 2017, will be in Year 8 at (big!) school.

The Minors team is managed by Colin Dourish (FA Level 1), assisted by Matt Leek (FA Level 2) and Dan Fryer (FA Level 1) and the Colts team is managed by Gavin Thurston (FA Level 1) assisted by Carol Kendall (FA Level 1).

Admin for the Minors team is managed by Kirsten Dourish and for the Colts team by Carol Kendall.  

If you are able to assist the team in any way, be it collecting money & registration forms, setting up or clearing away at training or match days or being a linesman on matchday please let them know ~ all offers of help are always very gratefully received. The less admin/set up/linesman duties the coaches need to do the more time they can spend coaching and managing - this is especially needed on match days and will help your childs team run successfully.

2017 training for the U13s will start on Saturday 2nd September from 9.15am - 11:00am at Mannings Field in Downley - See Contact Us page for directions


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 in the early years is 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

Training is held every Saturday morning during term time, starting at 9:15am sharp at Mannings Field in Downley on grass pitches. Sessions finish at 11:00am. Please try to have the players with us on time as the warm-up is an important part of the session. Please also try to ensure they have a good night's sleep the night before and a decent meal at least 1 hour prior to training.

The training ethos is simple. We try to ensure that every player has as many touches of the ball as possible during the session. We try to play 2 or 3 'matches' during training and our aim is to make these small sided games so the players have more touches, attempt more tackles (although that is not important at this age) and hopefully score more goals. The rest of the session is made up of 2 or 3 drills in which the players will usually have a ball each. They are encouraged to try and use both feet for passing, running with the ball etc. whilst, most importantly, having FUN


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.

Note you can buy a range of club branded football equipment from the club shop on the website!  All this helps to support running the club and some items make great gifts for birthdays or Christmas - both for players and supporters.


Important Note to Parents

Parents may drop their children at training, but must have left emergency contact details with the coaches, and be back at Mannings by 11:00am to pick up.


Training during the school holidays

Training always runs on the first Saturday after the children break-up from school. Training will always resume the first Saturday following the school re-opening.


New Players

If you are interested in joining the U13s please register your interest by sending an email to colin@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 2017-18 season are £85.00 which can either be paid in full or in two installments of £45.00, at the start of the season and £40.00 in January. This season we are moving to online registrations/payments and 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 2nd September. Following completion of this form you will be sent an invoice for your subscription via PayPal. On a match day we charge £2 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.


Our Sponsors

Downley Dynamos U13s are once again sponsored by Cressco Corporate Clothing Ltd and we would like to thank them for their continued support of our age group. Please email colin@downleydynamos.com if you would like to support our team in any way.

 

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Season by Season Honours List

U8's 2012/13 Season

* Chesham FC Tournament Fair Play Winners

U9's 2013/14 Season

* Penn & Tylers Tournament Winners

* Wendover Tournament Winners

* Risborough Rangers Tournament Winners

* Windsor Tournament Plate Winners

* DDJFC Chairman's Achievement Award Winners

* Jack Davies Winner of the Wycombe Wanderers Goalkeeper of the Tournament Trophy

U10's 2014/15 Season

* Sportsfest 2015 Bourne End Tournament Winners

U11's 2015/16 Season

* U11 Whites - League Cup Finalists

* Windsor Tournament Plate Winners

* R&T Weymouth Mayday Classic - Fairplay Trophy Winners 

 

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