Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How will the club communicate with its players and parents? The weekly newsletter is the best and most accurate source of updated information. It contains details on training times, upcoming events and club issues that have arisen. It will be emailed out to all members of the club early in the week for the duration of the season.

How will the team coach divide his time between the A & B squads at tournaments?

While the coach will spend the majority of time with the A squad, he will also spend as much as possible with the B squad, as the fixture schedules dictates. In the event of a clash in schedules, the A squad will take precedence. Where possible we will provide additional coaching assistance, such as a Parent Assistant Coach.

How will the team coach divide his time between the A & B squads at friendly matches?

Time with the head coach will be split equally between the two squads.

How will the team coach divide his time between the A and B squads at training?

Time with the head coach will be split equally between the two squads. In most cases the two squads will train as one team, but in some instances the squads will be train separately to work on specific areas of development.

What will a typical training session look like?

0 – 5 mins – Stretching and dynamic warm up.

5 – 15 mins – Agility, Co-ordination, speed, balance and fitness training

15 – 60 mins – Technical skills-based practice.

60 – 90mins - Small sided games.

* The above is a general guide that coaches can deviate from as they see fit.

How are the A and B squads selected?

Players are placed on a squad according to a range of criteria including, attitude, ability and commitment. For more information please see the Club and Team Philosophies. NB – the A and B squads are in no way fixed and players will move between the two at the team coach’s discretion. No players are guaranteed of a spot in either squad.

How many players are in each squad?

No squad sizes are fixed. We have formulated an optimum number for each age group, but the squad may expand or shrink according to players arriving or departing over the course of the season.

How do I know if practices or Tournaments / Matches are cancelled?

Please refer to our inclement weather policy on the web site (Dragonet)

Where can I find a practice and game schedule for my team?

The full practice and match schedule will be posted on the web site for your reference. However, the schedule is subject to change, so it is recommended that you check it on a regular basis. Any changes will also be communicated in the weekly newsletter.

What can I expect for my subscription fees?

TTJFC is a non-profit club. Your fees will cover:

•           50 to 60 practice sessions (twice weekly during the season)

•           League matches/tournaments/friendlies almost every Saturday from Sept to May

•           2 playing shirts, 1 training shirt (for boys), 1 pair of shorts and 2 pairs of socks,

•           Coaches and administration fees and field costs

•           League costs such as Registration Fees, medals and trophies, referee fees, etc