The new season begins this weekend (11th and 12th September) for our Young Daniels, with teams from U7s through to U18s all eagerly anticipating their first 2021/22 fixtures.
Over the summer, the club has been busy ensuring that more than 400 youngsters are registered in time to play for their Young Daniels’ side. Having seen the last couple of seasons curtailed prematurely due to the pandemic, it is fair to say that everyone at the club is hugely excited ahead of what we hope will be a memorable season.
All Young Daniels coaches have made a pledge to maintain the highest standards of play and behaviour both on and off the field at all times, including training sessions and match days. Everyone at the club works to ensure a positive environment in which players can fall in love with the game and form friendships that will last a lifetime.
Aims and Objectives:
- To teach and encourage our players to play and fall in love with the beautiful game!
- To provide a football education that places an emphasis on their development as creative and intelligent players.
- To develop The Young Daniels philosophy in all our players and coaches, and provide CPD sessions for all staff to develop their understanding of the game.
- To provide a footballing pathway that embraces appropriate challenge for every player. Players will generally not be encouraged to ‘play up’ a year unless under exceptional circumstances and, even then, at the discretion of the Executive Board.
- To encourage our players to set goals and empower them to achieve through guided learning.
- To participate with strict discipline, respect and fair play whilst remaining competitive with a thirst to win and mentality to manage defeat, but to enjoy and be positive on the ball in all situations of the game.
- To maintain and improve upon our Charter Standard Development Club accreditation.
Please remember ‘Children play for FUN’ and it is important that every child that plays should be able to do so with a smile.
- Please communicate with the club through email or text and let coaches know in plenty of time if your child is unable to attend a match and/or training to allow the coach to take appropriate action.
- Please remember transport is the responsibility of the parent and not SAFC.
- Coaches are advised not to take other parents’ children on any journey.
- PLEASE do not coach your child during matches this only confuses the player. SAFC coaches are all FA qualified and if you have any questions about our coaching please talk to the coach after the match when they have free time.
- Do not criticise players – making mistakes is part of the learning process, be positive and encouragement for all payers.
- Stamford AFC Young Daniels is run by volunteers. PLEASE offer to help when appropriate. Offer to ‘run the line’, make tea, put out the ‘respect’ tapes and nets or take them in. Coaches are very busy on match days and would appreciate any help with minor tasks, this is part of what makes Stamford a family club.
- You will be asked to agree to your child being photographed during matches. If you have any problems with this, please speak to the club’s welfare officer or ensure you do not sign players contact forms photography consent section.
- Please provide UP TO DATE emergency contact numbers to coaches. If your child is injured and you cannot be contacted, the coach, as the ‘responsible adult’, will be expected to give permission for the emergency services to act, this is extremely important for all coaches to have please provide two numbers.
- Provide accurate and up to date medical information on your child including all current medication and allergies. Coaches cannot administer medication and will ask parents to assist if the player is unable to self-medicate for any reason.
Good Luck to all Teams!
Looking ahead to the new season, director Guy Walton said: “The Daniels has developed our reputation creating a safe, friendly, educational and enjoyable football experience for young footballers to flourish and enjoy their football.
“Success is achieved by achieving our objectives. It is important that the club is seen as a focus for football provision In the local community.
“We wish everyone associated with The Young Daniels a successful and enjoyable season.”
We would like to wish all Young Daniels’ teams the very best of luck ahead of the new season and, most of all, that they enjoy every second of it.
Up the Daniels!