How To Join

How to Join a Sheen Lions Team 

 

League football starts in September but we select and register our squads for the coming season in May, June and July at the end of the previous season. 

Players that will be U6 or U7 in the following season often join the Club for September but players in these age groups frequently join at any time during the season. You can consider attending our Summer Soccer Six program. Existing members of the club will be automatically invited to SS6, new members should contact us by the first week in May (SoccerSix@sheenlions.org) at the latest to request an invite. 

Players that will be U8 in the following season are best to register for our Summer Soccer Six program but could join the Club at the end of August. U8 match squads are chosen and registered by the Autumn half term. U8 may join to train with the Club at any time during the season but it is most unlikely that there will be any places in the match squads once these are decided. We do arrange some round robin tournaments for the training players during the season.

Players that will be U9, U10, U11 or U12 in the following season should join our Summer Soccer Six program to trial. It may be possible to add a few players during the season, you should contact the team manager for your age group directly.

For U13 age groups and above you should contact the team manager(s) in the relevant age group to enquire about possible openings. These squads trial in May, June and July and register their players ready for September. It may be possible to add a few players during the season.

All current initiatives in relation to recruitment and open days will be announced in the News section of our website.


 

 

How Teams Work 

A few words about how teams work:

  • In pretty much all age groups we run two teams which will be playing at different divisional levels suited to squad strength.
  • Where possible we aim to arrange for both teams in an age group to train next to each other and often do joint sessions. The idea is that all players in an age group get to know each other as some will likely switch squad as they develop over the seasons.
  • Prospective joiners will normally first participate in a few training sessions and/or take part in open days before a place is offered.
  • Training for U7-U11 age groups takes place at Palewell Common on Saturday mornings whereas training for the U12-U18 teams takes place on weekdays in the evening under floodlights.
  • Matches are played on Sundays.
  • The official season runs from September to early May.

Do You Want to Get Involved and Support an U6 or U7 Development Squad? 

Sheen Lions FC exists exclusively for the benefit of children. To get your boy and other young boys into football perhaps running a young development squad might be something for you? Youth football is entirely based on the active involvement of parent volunteers.

If you would like to help starting a development squad we would like to hear from you. Sheen Lions will provide the coaching setup just as long as you will take an active role in recruiting and organising your squad. For inquiries please contact:

 Geoff Parmiter, Director of Football (Contact Details)

 

Coaching

  Coaching Qualifications At Sheen Lions all of our coaches hold FA coaching qualifications, typically FA Level 2 and higher. Several team managers also hold FA Level 1 or 2 coaching badges. Many of our older teams are managed on match days by their coach. We also have a specialist goal keeping coach to take sessions for …