Shine Saints JFC - U8 (Year 3 in September 2022)

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The Shine Junior Football Club's coaching team will deliver a combination of training sessions, friendly fixtures and Bristol Saturday Youth league matches that will develop children’s skills, techniques and knowledge of the game in a supportive and professional environment.

Shine JFC Under 8 Squad is eligible for boys and girls starting Year 3 in September 2022.  Book the season and pay £32.50 monthly by Direct Debit or in full upfront. Your payment includes:

  • Training is usually Friday evenings from 17:00-18:00 at the Shine Community Sports Ground, BS6 7XW starting on Friday 9th September.
  • Training sessions or matches as advised:  Saturdays at various times between 08:45-11:45 at the Shine Community Sports Ground, or away at your opposition's location.  Your coach will inform you of the time you need to be there each week. 
  • Shine Saints kit including top, shorts and socks.
  • 20% off 'Football Academy' at Shine Holiday Clubs.

You can purchase Shine Kit here.

Venue:
Shine Sports Ground, Lime Trees Road, BS6 7XWShine Sports Ground, Lime Trees Road, BS6 7XW View on map
Dates:
Fri 9 Sep 2022 - Sat 22 Apr 2023
Times:
00.00 - 00.00
Age range:
Year 3 in September 2022
Eligibility:
Open to children from any school
Essential kit:
  • Shin Pads (Available in The Shine Shop)
  • Boots and Trainers
  • Official Shine JFC Football Shirt (provided)
  • Water Bottle (Available in The Shine Shop)
  • Training shirt, socks, shorts and rain Jacket (Available in The Shine Shop)

Matchday and Training Facilities

Shine Saints JFC’s home ground is located at the Shine Community Sports Ground, Lime Trees Road, BS6 7XW which provides an excellent grass & Sand based astro playing surfaces with marked pitches and Football Association approved goals. 

Start date Friday 9th September 2022.  Season ends Saturday 22nd April 2023.

Please note the dates training will NOT be running:

  • Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th October (Half Term)
  • 24th/31 December (Christmas break)
  • 17th/19th February (Half Term)
  • 14th & 15th/16th April (Easter break)
  • Your coach will inform you of any further dates not running.
Season Overview

Players will get the chance to improve their technique in all the essential skills through fun games. These skills will be age appropriate as part of a progression through the age groups from Under 6 to Under 14. 

The focus of the weekly sessions for the U8 squad will include:

  • Attacking (Shooting, Crossing)
  • Defending (Tackling, Positions, Goal side)
  • Pattern of play (E.g. playing out from the back, wing play and pressing the ball)
  • Communication and team work
  • Free kicks, penalties and other set play pieces
  • Ball control (Dribbling, turning, skills)
  • Matches and rules
  • Learning to win and lose
  • Long, short, lofted and driven passing
  • Team Formations 

In addition to improving the participant’s knowledge of the game and helping them to work as part of a team, sessions will also incorporate fundamental skills such as; 

  • Balance
  • Speed
  • Communication
  • Co-ordination
  • Agility
Travelling to Shine

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