Alba FC invites all eligible, Spring 2018, U-8 through U-12 boys to join us at open tryouts! Our tryouts will be held every Thursday & Friday from 4:30 - 6:00 pm @ PS 36. Address:1070 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx, NY 10472. We are looking for a select group of strong players for our premier club team. If your child seems to be a dominate player in his town or rec program, this is the challenging program he needs to be a part of. Parents of prospective players are asked to email us with their intention to join us for tryouts at [email protected] Please include the players name, age and telephone number. Why choose Alba FC?...because at Alba FC, our players are trained by an elite staff made up of trainers and coaches that formerly competed or coached at a professional level. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to play at their best and be part of a club that supports and encourages each and every player to strive to reach maximum potential both as a competitor and a person. The tryouts are run in an open session and your child will have the opportunity to train with our teams and trainers. There is NO FEE for tryouts. Here at Alba FC, we're not just a soccer Club, we're a family. We understand that the choice to join a new club can be filled with many questions and concerns and we welcome the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have with our directors and staff. Please bring a ball and water to your tryout. Shinguards are MANDATORY. Contact us at [email protected] with any questions.
AFC Travel is the most comprehensive program in the Bronx. Playing the Game, Teaching the Game - that's what Alba FC is all about. AFC offers the best Advanced Youth Training & Performance programs in the Bronx. Advanced training for young players throughout the year, both field players and goalies. This is a challenging environment for serious boy or girl players looking for additional training to become a quicker, stronger and more confident player. These courses are offered all year round.
Goalie Training - Foot-skills / Power Shooting - Foot-skills / Fakes & Feints - Foot-Skills & Air Control - Skills & Scrimmage
Alba FC provides a Travel Soccer program that is designed to develop a player’s skills to their fullest potential and to play in a supportive and appropriate competitive team structure. AFC emphasizes individual growth and sportsmanship: the goal is to have fun while learning.These policies have been formulated to protect the safety of the players, and to establish fair play. Three important components go into AFC’s adherence to policy decisions:
- Concern for the safety and well being of the players: If a player misses significant numbers of practices and games, their skills and their conditioning fall behind the level
- of the other players. This can pose physical risks to all involved.
- A need for the fair application of the rules to every player: If all players are to be expected to maintain their obligations, exceptions cannot be made for individuals. This is
- important to the discipline and health of the team.
- Given the limited nature of a team roster, slots on a roster should by rights go to those players who are willing to make a full commitment.
Tryouts/Admission to a team
AFC runs competitive teams. The coaching staff evaluates players during tryouts. Players must be observed at least twice during practices (more at the coach’s discretion) or the two tryout days. The decision to admit or not admit a player to a team will be based on the coaching staff’s assessment of that player’s physical abilities, their mental attitude, and their readiness for play at the competitive level. Participation on a team one year does not guarantee selection the next year. Selected players must honor the one full year commitment of fall, winter and spring seasons to the team. Players will not be released between the fall and spring seasons to play with another soccer club.
A coach may dismiss players from their team for unsportsmanlike conduct or disciplinary reasons, after first verbally warning the player and her parents of possible dismissal, and informing and discussing the situation with the team coordinator. A player with a serious injury may also be removed from the active roster to allow a healthy player her spot on the team. In the event of player loss, or other valid reason, a coach may add players before the 3 game of each season, in accordance with state and league rules and club guidelines.
Team practices are mandatory. It is a travel player’s responsibility to organize themselves and their schoolwork so that they can attend all practices. Homework is not a legitimate excuse for missing practice. All players have homework and are expected to organize their time to ensure that all their personal commitments can be kept. Soccer is a physical sport; a player with incomplete training has a greater likelihood of injury both to themselves and to their teammates. Since the coaches and club must assure the safety and the readiness of their players to play, poor practice attendance could negatively affect game playing time. Players must notify their coach or team coordinator of an absence before the start of practice. Players consistently missing practices without clear medical reasons or prior discussion will be first benched during games, then warned, then asked to leave the team. Players registered with (ASA) may not practice with other travel teams without permission from their coach.
Travel teams will be playing on Sundays. Attendance at games is mandatory. Circumstances that may interfere with scheduled games—such as special religious observances or important family occasions—should be discussed ahead of time with the team coordinator and coach.
Travel team players should play in an age-appropriate number of tournaments as determined by the coaching staff. Tournaments give players a chance to meet players from outside their league, and to keep their play sharp, especially during the winter season.
Decisions about a child’s team, their position, and their playing time are made by the coaching staff. Playing time during games will be determined by the coach according to (in part) a player’s attitude, game dynamics and commitment to the team measured by practices. A coach should make his or her policies clear at the beginning of the year; players should know what is expected of them. Questions about this may be addressed to your coach.
Player Code of Conduct
The following standards are established to govern the behavior of players before, during, and after soccer matches:
I will not address remarks to opposing players, referees, coaches or spectators. This doesn’t apply to genuine remarks of friendship, apology or acknowledgment of excellent play. I will not retaliate when fouled or ever engage in play with the intent to harm the opposition or a team mate. I will avoid comments or gestures that express disagreement with a referees call although I may ask for an explanation if I don’t understand. I will never argue with a referee’s decision. I will play against my opponents and not worry over calls made by the referee since these may distract I will control my temper at all times and will never use profanity during practice or games. I will control my temper at all times and will never use profanity during practice or games. I will convey a positive attitude towards my opponents and team mates and never belittle them. I will listen and be attentive when the coach is talking and ask questions if I don’t understand. I will inform the coach when I’m hurt or am limited by physical or mental stress.
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