U11 Football

The Under 11s are for players who from 1st September will be in Year 6 at Primary School.

We have almost 50 players and this year group will transition from non-competitive to competitive during the course of the 2023/24.

The U11s have 4 teams called Atletico, Barca, Valencia amd Madrid. Head Coach of the U11s is Dan Baskerville (UEFA C Licenced Coach), supported by Alan Dunn-Baker (FA Level 2 Qualified Coach), Danny Hillman, Ben Tanswell, Ben Gutteridge and Paul Sylvester (all FA Level 1 Qualified Coaches), as well as Sohaib Ali, Ryan Stockton, Imad Ali, Gary Brayley, Christian Ridehalgh and Ross Caldow.

U11 Philosophy and Ethos

We aim for our players to excel in decision making, be comfortable in possession of the football in all areas of the pitch and apply maximum effort when they play. Additionally, we want them all to play with a smile on their face and have fun!

We coach girls and boys of ALL footballing abilities and new players will always be made very welcome. We set high expectations of all of our players both on and off the pitch, so our focus is not only on their football skills but also how they conduct themselves, treat each other and interact with coaches, referees and the opposition. We strive to develop our players to be the best versions of themselves as people as well as footballers. The overall Club Ethos can be found on the front page of the website.


The U11s implement the FA’s 4 Corner Model into all our sessions and matches to assist in the long term development of the player’s Physical, Technical / Tactical, Psychological and Social aspects of their game.

Training begins on Saturday 2nd September 2023 from 9.00am - 10:30pm on Mannings Field in Downley (see map and directions on the 'How to find us' page). Players must wear shin pads and football boots and bring water only to drink. Suitable waterproof jackets, shirts, shorts, socks and / or warm clothing depending on weather conditions are also essential. Players can bring a small snack (if necessary).

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.

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 U11s training and matches are not a 'drop and run' so parents or guardians must remain in their designated area during the session. Please encourage the players at every opportunity.

Training during the school holidays

Generally, 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. There my be some exceptions.

New Players

There is currently a waiting list for new players, and it is unlikely that a space will open up during the 2023/24 season. If you are interested in joining the U11s please register your interest by sending an email to dan@downleydynamos.com but please bear in mind that the club is run entirely by volunteers, and if you do not receive an immediate reply please be patient. Should a space become available, you will be sent a link to our Online Registration Form and following completion you will be sent an invoice for your subscription.

Subs & Player Registration

Registration Fees for the 2023-24 season are £120.00 which will be requested in two installments of £60.00, one at the start of the season and one in January. Subscriptions are managed via the Spond App and prior to the start of the season you will be sent a message via Spond to ask whether you wish to register. New players will be sent a link to our Online Registration Form which should be completed before the first training session in September. Following registration you will be send a payment request via Spond which we politely request is paid promptly.

Matchday subs are now INCLUDED within the annual fees 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.


Downley Dynamos u11’s are grateful and proud to have front of shirt sponsorship from Walfinch Independent Home Living for the next 2 seasons. For more information on their Mid & South Buckinghamshire Tailored Home Care Services, please visit https://walfinch.com/homecare/mid-and-south-buckinghamshire/.

We do have other sponsorship opportunities available. To discuss these further please send an email to dan@downleydynamos.com.