Joining Saxons

Joining the Saxon’s Family

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TEAMS:

If you have an existing team and you would be interested in joining the Saxon’s family, please contact our Club Development Officer at Dev@RSFC.co.uk . Teams that are looking to join Saxons ranks will be invited to meet members of the committee, to discuss our Club, our Playing Philosophy and all parties expectations.

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PLAYERS:

As part of our growth & participation targets we are looking to establish one new U7s boys and girls team each year, with new teams being formed over the spring and summer months. If your son or daughter would like to join Saxons, or if you’re a parent that’s also interested in becoming a football coach of your child’s team, please contact our Club Development Officer at Dev@RSFC.co.uk.

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COACHES:

Being a football coach is an extremely rewarding thing to do. Teaching children how to improve their sporting abilities while having fun, offers the coach a great deal of personal satisfaction.  However, there are certain courses and checks required by the club and the FA for anybody who is thinking of volunteering or being involved in regulated activity.

Our Welfare Officer will help you through each process and keep a record of qualifications of each manager/coach/volunteer involved in kids football to ensure all qualifications required are kept up to date. You may receive an email from the FA when any of your coaching requirements are due for renewal, but you’ll also receive an email from your Welfare Officer as a gentle reminder.

How to become a Coach

Before anything, you will need to be able to pass an online DBS check. Once that’s complete we will help set you on your path to becoming a junior coach at the club. We will invest in you and cover the financial cost so that you can achieve the FAs 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football qualification, this is the first stepping-stone on the FAs core coaching pathway. We consider the FA Level 1 certification to be an essential requirement for you to coach children at the Club. Newbie coaches will have a 6 month window to complete the course to comply. The FA Level 1 course will provide you with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 to open age.

To become a RSFC coach the basic requirements are:

  • DBS Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the CRB check) – A legal requirement to work with U18s and renewed every 3 years
  • FA’s 1st4sport Level 1 Coaching course (Includes FA Safeguarding & FA 1st Aid modules) – One off course
  • FA Safeguarding Children Course – Requires completion, then updating every 3 years
  • FA First Aid Certificate – Requires completion, then updating every 3 years

If you would like further information please contact our Club Development Officer at Dev@RSFC.co.uk.

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Coach Development

The club commits to financially supporting all coaches by paying in full for their FA 1st4sport Level 1 coaching badge. In return, volunteer coaches commit to developing children and the running of their own team.

If you are an existing RSFC coach and you need to book onto your FA 1st4sport Level 1 or update your FA Safeguarding and/or FA 1st Aid certificates please contact the Club Development Officer.

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