Fall 2015 Grassroots Recreational Soccer Season
Helpful Information and Important Dates:
Click here for Gilbert Game Field Map @ Discovery Park
Click here for Chandler Game Field Map - https://bsbproduction.s3.amazonaws.com/portals/6250/docs/pima park field map.pdf @ Pima Park
Fall Picture Day –
Gilbert - Saturday September 19th - NEW DATES
Chandler - Saturday September 26th - NEW DATES
Chandler - The Grass area by the fields. Look for white tents.
Gilbert - The grass area between the public restrooms and basketball courts. Look for white tents.
Picture Packet: Coming Soon
Please read through these simple steps to help make picture day a success.
1) Photo Time: Please have your players arrive one (1) hour prior to your game time.
2) Picture Packet: Coaches have been given picture packets for their team(s) and will distribute them at the team practice prior to Saturday’s picture day.
PARENTS: Please COMPLETE (form completed & payment enclosed) a picture packet for your child prior to arriving.
COACHES: If a child is not in attendance; please complete a picture packet form for that child so that they receive a team picture. If a picture packet is not completed the player will not receive a team picture.
3) Team Instructions: Please line up your players from tallest to shortest.
4) COACHES: Coaches you will receive one (1) picture with your child. Please remember to have your picture taken.
5) Remind parents to stay away from behind the photography area, so that they don't they end up in the back of your photos.
6) Families are not permitted to take photos of the players having their photos taken.
Make Up Picture Day – Gilbert & Chandler - All Make-up Photos will be taken at Discovery Park ONLY.
- Date: Saturday October 17th
- Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
- Photo Location: See Picture Day location above
Bye-Week – NO GAMES Gilbert & Chandler
Saturday October 10th
Free Player Clinics - Each clinic is a great way for your player(s) to learn new skills, techniques and receive valuable instructions from the AZSC Thunder Pro-coaching staff. We suggest to our coaches to use the clinic as your team's practice for the week. Coaches are highly encouraged to attend the clinic and offer their assistance to the Thunder Pro-coaching staff, as extra coaches training during the season. All coaches who do help out will receive a free coach’s tee shirt!
Each player & coach should come prepared to practice for the 1 1/2 hr. training and bring with them a soccer ball, cleats, comfortable athletic clothing and water.
Gilbert: All Age Brackets
- Tuesday Sept. 22nd @ Discovery Park from 5:45pm - 7:00pm NEW TIMES
- Tuesday Oct. 27th @ Discovery Park from 5:45pm - 7:00pm NEW TIMES
Chandler: All Age Brackets
- Tuesday Sept. 29th @ Tumbleweed Park from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
- Tuesday Oct. 20th @ Tumbleweed Park from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Coaches Continuing Education - Coach Clinic - Coaches receive a FREE coaches tee shirt for participating in the clinic. Additional Coaching Education: Please attend a FREE Player Clinic during the season for extra coach training with our Thunder Pro-Coaches, see dates above for Player Clinics.
When: Tuesday August 25th
Location: AZSC Office & Crossroads Park
First Session - U4 - U8 Age Brackets - Training Clinic 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ park - TBD
U9 - U14 Age Brackets - Coaches Meeting 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm @ AZSC Office
Second Session - U9 - U14 Age Brackets - Training Clinic 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm @ park - TBD
U4 - U8 Age Brackets - Coaches Meeting 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm @ AZSC Office
Picture & Trophy/Medal Distribution - All coaches will be emailed closer to the end of the season regarding pick dates & field distribution.
Additional Game Day Resources and Field Layout/Map
Savor the Good Things | Enjoy the experience of youth sports.
Learn to Stop Being a Sideline Coach and Just Enjoy the Game
10 Tips for Soccer Parents on the Sidelines