U8

The Under 8s team is for players who, from 1st September 2017, will be in Year 3 at school. 

Our training starts on the 2nd of September this year, for any new players looking to come along. 

Manager: Matt Rowley (07568 598 716)
Sponsor:

The Datek Group

 

Ethos
Risborough Rangers coach girls and boys of ALL footballing abilities so if your child has never played but wants to come and have a go they will be made very welcome.  Players benefit from qualified instruction using the latest soccer methodologies, regulated by The FA and they will also 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 see what it’s all about.
 
Training
 
Training is held every Saturday morning starting at 9:30am sharp at Wades Park HP27 9AX We aim to finish at around 11am.
 
What to wear/bring
 
Players should wear suitable shirts, shorts, socks and football boots on training days with warm clothing depending on weather conditions. Players are expected to wear studded boots. SHIN PADS are compulsory. Please also bring a soft drink.
 
Important Notes to Parents
 
Any player that has a medical condition such as asthma must bring their own personnel medication to all training/matches and have it within easy access at all times.
 
Also
 
The U8s training is not a ‘drop and run’ so we ask that parents or guardians remain in attendance during the session or have someone there who is responsible for the player and encourage the players at every opportunity.
 
New Players
 
We are always on the lookout for new players to come and join, so if your child has a healthy interest in playing football and having fun then please feel free to come and have taster session prior to joining our great club.
 
Matches
 
Roughly every other Sunday we will be playing matches against other local teams. We are in the U8 West League in the South Bucks Mini Soccer Conference, Home matches will be played at Wades Park HP27 9AX  each ‘team’ tends to consists of 2 ‘squads’ of 5-a-side plus up to 2 subs.
 
Tournaments
 
From time to time, usually at the end of the season, we will be invited to play in football tournaments across the local area. Selection for these tournaments is at the discretion of the manager but is largely on a rotational basis and depends on how many teams we are allowed to enter. Fees are usually between £4-£5 per player and tournaments usually involve between 4 to 5 short 8 to 10 minute matches.