"As many as possible, for as long as possible, in the best environment possible" Mark Sullivan Coach consultant and Coach Educator Swedish FA for Stockholm District
We offer a unique, diverse, vibrant, dynamic and questioning coaching culture. Our mission is to create the best environment we can for all children.
Our Saturday sessions are delivered by a dedicated team of DBS checked, FA qualified coaches who have FA Safeguarding and FA Emergency Aid Certificates, This includes our enthusiastic DBS-checked volunteers. REGISTRATION 2020-21
Due to significant growth, sadly our club is currently full save for the u14 and u15 age groups.
We will not be accepting new members and we don't want to place children on the waiting list as this is unfair. We will update our website if and when new places arise.
Any new members in our older age groups must:
1. Complete and return a new club session form and confidential medical information form for next season.
2. Pay a registration fee of £15 per child. Payment should be made by online banking using your child's surname as a reference. Details are:
Account name: Salisbury Rovers FC Account number:59774468 Sort code:30-97-41
A standing order of £15 per month must then be set up from 1 September to end of June. Again please use your child's surname as a reference.
Please contact Debbie - firstname.lastname@example.org or 07543654971 if you have any questions. VENUE Our club sessions are held at Five Rivers Leisure Centre right in the heart of Salisbury! Indoor sessions are in the sports hall and outdoor sessions are on the pitches.
SESSION DATES Sept 12 19 26
Oct 3 10 17
Nov 7 14 21 28
Dec 5 12
Jan 9 16 23 30
Feb 6 27
March 5 12 19 26
May 14 21
June 11 18 25
SESSION TIMES Our sessions run from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Ages are based on school years for 2020-210. Proposed times for the new season (to be confirmed) are: ⚽9-10. for u7s to u9s ⚽10-11 for u9s to u10s ⚽11 to 12 for u11s and u12s ⚽ 12-1 for u13s and above
Please arrive promptly for the start of these sessions.
Parents/guardians remain responsible for the children at all times and should remain onsite. If you need to leave the venue then you must arrange for another adult to take responsibility and agree this arrangement with the club secretary.
SESSION DATES 2020-21
Dates will be confirmed as soon as the return to football is agreed.
All parents are asked to sign up to Whatsapp so we can keep you up to date with club communications. Information is also posted on our website, Facebook page and Twitter.
How we coach
We have a very clear and specific way of coaching.
We do not have kids standing being lectured at by coaches or waiting for a turn of the ball. Nor do we constantly direct play, telling children how and what to do on the ball.
We use a facilitative and child-centred approach to coaching and we produce coaching documents to explain this.
We use an evidence-based, long-term approach to designing sessions. Early talent identification is flawed. We include all children. We listen to children.
We try and be as transparent as we can about our approach. Our session plans are always available and we welcome your questions on how we deliver..
One of our core aims is to run an inclusive club where no child is 'priced out' of football.
To ensure this happens, we'd love to discuss sponsorship opportunities with you! We very much want to work with local businesses to make sure our club stays community focussed. We are very proud of our Salisbury roots and want to include kids from all over the city!
Our aim is to provide safe, fun, affordable, accessible football to all kids. Football is our national game and we want to encourage all kids to play it and love it while staying healthy and active. We aim to help kids reach their potential by developing their footballing skills and abilities and ensuring that talent pathways are available to them as they progress. But we also want to provide opportunities for kids to make friends in a safe space where they feel their ideas and opinions genuinely matter. We want the kids to feel part of their community - this club is their club.
Sponsorship opportunities come in all shapes and sizes and it really doesn't have to cost the earth. For example, we will offer:
kit sponsorship for teams or individuals
funding for qualified coaches on an individual, monthly or seasonal basis
sponsorship of basic equipment like balls, goals, bibs
pitch hire, again on a monthly or seasonal basis.
We are also open to discussing partial funding of any of the above. All sponsors will be listed on our website, Facebook page and in our annual reports. We are also very active on social media.