U9s

Manager:  Paul Graham
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The Under 9s team is for players who, from 1st September 2017, will be in Year 4 at school.

The squad is managed by Paul Graham (FA Level 1 Qualified Coach)

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 Note to Parents

The U9s training is not a ‘drop and run’ so we ask that parents or guardians remain on the field during the session 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 Sunday we will be playing matches against other local teams. Due to the number of players we have on our books we have again entered one team into the South Bucks Mini Soccer Conference Red League which is the local top division.  This team consists of 2 ‘squads’ of 7-a-side plus up to 2 subs.

We have also entered one squad into the Yellow league again which is buddied with Haddenham.  This will help provide matches for players who at this stage may not be comfortable with playing in the top division in the Red League.  More and more clubs have what is called a development team which provides football for players who will benefit from a slower paced game allowing more time on the ball and increased time to make decisions and develop their skills.

It is also important to state that any player who may play in the development team can still be selected for the other team. All players, especially younger age groups, develop at different rates and this is not a move to divide our age group but to provide the best level of football to suit players at their own stage of their development.

Home matches will be played at Wades Park HP27 9AX.  Yellow League home matches may be also played at Haddenham.

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.

Sponsorship

Our football kit is sponsored by Independent Mercedes Specialist Ltd.  Many thanks for their support.