Aquinas School training cancelled Sat 14 Jan 17
There will be no training for the 2010s at Aquinas School on Saturday 14th January; the pitches are closed that morning due to the school open day taking place.
Winter training arrangements
Training times are detailed below. Please note that these days and times are subject to change as we move to the darker evenings, so please keep watch out.
2006s Wednesdays at 7pm to 8pm at Aquinas School (front pitch)
2007s Tuesday at 6pm to 7pm at Aquinas School (Back pitch)
2008s Thursday at 6pm to 7pm at Aquinas School (Back pitch)
2009s Thursday at 6pm to 7pm at Aquinas School (Front pitch)
2010s Wednesday at 6pm to 7pm at Aquinas School (Front pitch)
2010s Saturday at 9.30 to 10.30am at Aquinas School (Front pitch)
2011s Wednesday at 6pm to 7pm at Rosario Youth Centre
Anyone who wishes to join Rosario mini-soccer should initially attend the relevant training session for their age group and introduce themselves to the coaches.
Registration for 2016/17 season
The value of the Small-Sided Games programme is to provide children (6-11 years old) with an opportunity to showcase their newly acquired skills and creativity. The small-sided games model is an effective method for developing ball skills and game awareness because it increases opportunities for players to have contact with the ball and to both attack and defend without the tactical regimentation that can occur in 11 v 11 football.
Competition is a central element in a player’s development. However a competitive environment should not be a result-orientated environment. A competitive environment at this level should encourage decisions from players and coach alike that focus on performance rather than outcome (favouring ball skills and inventiveness).
Remember none of these children are professional football players. As such, they are out there because they love the competition and the game of football. Let them have fun and let the coaches do their jobs.
We would be grateful if all parents/ guardians do not coach from the sidelines and please view games from the opposite side of the pitch from the coaches and inside the designated spectator area.
Sports drinks and energy drinks
We strongly advise that our players drink water only at fixtures and training - fizzy/energy drinks should be avoided.
There is a very good reason for this. We hope it never happens but if your child is injured and requires treatment (ie anesthetic) the sugar from the energy drinks lasts longer in their system, delaying when the treatment can take place. This has happened to a child in the Castlereagh programme, who had to wait 5 hours before they could be treated.
There are a number kids at various age groups within the club who have nut allergies. When attending tournaments or other events which require your child to bring a packed lunch, we would appreciate if you do not include items which may contain nuts.
All players MUST wear shinpads at training and fixtures! No exceptions.