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Welcome to Coalpit Heath F.C.
We are a community club with links to over 11 schools locally. We were awarded the county winners shield for the development of our coaches & players by the FA in 2009. We continue to place a high importance on this as it is fundamental to our long term development.
We have links to Total Pro Soccer. TPS is looking to work closely with local clubs so they can work together for the benefit of the players in the region. Only CHFC have an official link & we are working closely with TPS & they have been very supportive in assisting our club.
What can you expect from CHFC.
CRB & FA approved coaches at all sessions. The coaches work on the Technical & Tactical aspects of the game as well as the style of play.
This means players are encouraged to learn by their own mistakes. The coaches refrain from criticising players for making mistakes, but instead guide them to make better decisions. They also refrain from shouting at players as they are playing during competition
â€œWhy should we give the solution for the children when the children can find the solution for themselvesâ€ - Nico Romeijn (KNVB - Dutch F.A.) & they reached the World Cup Final.
Players are given a variety of systems and tactics to learn so they can grow into competent and educated adult players who have the knowledge and flexibility to play in a variety of formations.
Style of Play
All teams are encouraged to play a positive attacking style of play through passing and retaining possession. However they are also taught a variety of styles of play around this base.
To give players an environment where they have the freedom to learn and make mistakes without fear of criticism, nor of failure. To educate the players and give them the knowledge and experience to play the game to a high standard whilst developing their own individual style of play. To encourage the participation of football through non-stressful competition so that players have fun and the motivation to stay in sport for the rest of their lives.
What we expect from players & parents.
Players, coaches and parents sign a set of Rules and Agreements when they join to ensure they behave in all aspects of the club. This allows a safe environment to play football in.
Parents are discouraged from coaching or shouting at players on the sidelines This is to be policed by a Parentâ€™s Liaison Officer. Coaches are encouraged to limit their instruction to when the ball is out of play or the opposite side of the field and not to commentate on play.
Aims for the club
The club aims to progress youngsters from the local area in their football career to move them onto a higher standard of football by educating them in the technical and tactical side of the game. There is also an opportunity to progress through to the senior sides of the club.
Rather than measuring success through the number of trophies we win, we purposely play in the most challenging standard available to give our players an environment where they can progress.
We instead measure success through how much each player has progressed and reached their potential whilst playing at the club
Charter Standard what does it mean.
Coalpit Heath F.C. wholeheartedly supports the principles of the F.A. Charter Standard Scheme which aims to set a minimum level of standards for clubs to provide the most suitable environment for children.
Our standards embrace those of the Football Associations and go further be ensuring every child receives a high standard of F.A. Licensed coaching in a friendly and professional environment. Our 'Rules and Agreements' set the highest of standards for players, parents and coaches to provide a suitable environment for children's football.
We achieved the F.A. Charter Standard at the first possible opportunity in 2006 & we were awarded the higher level Charter Standard status of 'Development Club' This helps demonstrate our long term strategy for providing a developmental environment for the players at the club. Our long term aim is to become a â€˜CHARTER STANDARD COMMUNITY CLUBâ€™ we hope to achieve this in the next 12 months.
We fully endorse the Football Associationâ€™s Respect Campaign and actively work to make sure the playing environment is safe and welcoming.
Barriers are placed at all matches to keep spectators a safe distance from the pitch. They must remain the opposite side of the field to the coaches and players who are restricted to separate technical areas.
Every Team Manager/Coach will not be allowed to select any player who has not paid his fees for that month. Players will be required to pay fees for that month in advance. E.g. for September 2010, fees must be paid by 31st August 2010. As soon as the Treasurer has details of the payment being paid, the player status will be updated. As soon as it is updated, the Team Manager/Coach will be advised that he is able to select the player.
It is up to each player to ensure money has been paid for that month in advance and that the Treasurer knows that the money has been paid.
If money is paid during that month, players will be eligible to play once the Treasurer receives the payment.
All money must either be paid by standing order or go direct to the Treasurer at: -
187 Badminton Road,
Tel. No. (01454) 851423
Mobile: - (07784) 397964
All cheques must be made payable to Coalpit Heath F.C.
Standing order details available from the treasurer on request.
Roles within a team
must be CRB checked
must be CRB checked & FA certified, minimum 1 per age group.
is a person that liaises between the manager/coach & the parents or from the club to the parents, in order to communicate and coordinate their activities. The Parent liaison officer serves as the primary contact for the manager/coach/club in responding to situations or information.
Match day helpers-
Check the playing surface, put up or take down goals, flags etc. Important as the coach & manager need to be in control of the players pre & post match.
Web page administrator-
To keep the team page up to date at the earliest opportunity after a match.
Referees (mini soccer)
The pre-season period will run through July and August 2010. Training sessions are on grass usually at the Manor playing fields.
Shinpads must be worn by all players at all training sessions.
The Winter Season Training sessions start in October 2010 on astro-turf at: -
Chipping Sodbury School, Mangotsfield School & The Ridings Winterbourne.
Shinpads must be worn by all players at all training sessions.
Players must wear trainers, astro turf trainers or moulded studs on the astro-turf surface only.
Blades or screw in studs of any kind are not allowed on this surface.
The winter evening sessions where provided are the main sessions & priority for grass training at weekends will go those who donâ€™t have the astro turf option offered. Next priority for grass training will go to the league teams.
If you are unable to attend your own age groups session, you can train on a different night with another age group.
However we recommend that where possible you train with your own age group. You must inform your manager/coach if you are training with another age group.
Following our AGM, we require help with fund raising & sponsorship, the role is more aimed at developing sponsorships opportunities. Please speak to Alistair (07702 275835) or Adrian (07778 799116) if you are interested.
To be available by 25th September 2010. It will include fixtures, club rules & agreements, constitution. It will be the same standard as the Festival programme. We are looking for advertisers, anyone interested in advertising should speak to Alistair.
We have a number of sponsorship options available.
1. Pitch side banner at cricket club or Hortham. £200 (Sept-April @ cc), all year at Hortham. Renewals £20 per season.
Advertise your business to many visiting clubs as well as our own members.
2. Club handbook Â½ page £20, full page £35. Deadline date 15th September 2010. (same standard as football for life).
Great opportunity to advertise your business to club members from as little as £20.
3. Add your business link to our website for £12 a year.
Many, many people visit our website add your link for a £1 a month. Over 30k in the last year.
4. Kit sponsorships from £200.
Options available are front of shirt, back of shirt above no, track suits, rain wear, coaches etc.
If you are interested in any form of sponsorship please ask Alistair or Adrian.
GREAT NEWS, we have had our application to launch girls football accepted. This means we will be able to use the £5,000 grant monies over the 3 years specifically to develop girls football. We aim to have 1 team playing in 2011-12 & growing in numbers from there onwards.
Initially we aim to attract girls aged 7-11 years of age initially so please spread the word.
For further details please speak to Clare or Steve (07981 372880).