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The Downley Dynamos Youth Team is for players who, from 1st September 2020, will be in their final year at Secondary School or who have just left.
The squad is managed by Nick Rainbird (FA Level 1 Qualified Coach), assisted by Tom Harrison. We currently run two teams in the Wycombe & South Bucks Minor League in Divisions 2 & 5.
If you are able to assist the team in any way, be it collecting money & registration forms, setting up or clearing away, please let them know ~ all offers of help are always very gratefully received!
Training for the Youth Team will start on Saturday 4th September 2021 from 10:00am - 11:45am at Mannings Field in Downley (see map and directions on the 'How to find us' page)
Training is held every Saturday morning during term time, starting at 10:00am sharp at the Desborough Rec on grass pitches. Sessions finish at 11:45am. 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.
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 Players
Being part of a team means supporting your team mates and those involved in your club. Make sure you read the club code of conduct and understand it. You should also make sure your parents read it too!
Important Note to Parents
Parents are encouraged to stay at each training session but may drop their children if direct notification to the coaches is agreed by both parties. Parents must have left emergency contact details and have arranged to collect children promptly when the session finishes. Having parents/guardians on site supporting the players during training encourages them to develop their skills and practice at home. The encouragement you have given to date is the envy of many other clubs.
If you are interested in joining the Youth Team please register your interest by sending an email to email@example.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 2021-22 season are £125.00 which can either be paid in full or in two installments of £62.50 at the start of the season and 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 in 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.
Match days fees are now INCLUDED in the annual 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.
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.
U14s - 2017/2018 Season Honours
The Youth Team is sponsored by Hill Climb Garage. http://www.hillclimbgarage.co.uk/