CEO message

Our main objective at Amman FC is to lead the evolution of youth football in Jordan by providing access to unparalleled opportunities for football and personal development.

We firmly believe football is a journey towards success, the foundation and pathway we have in place allow young players to progress with a holistic approach that will produce young footballers and individuals we can all be proud of.

ISSA MARTO

ISSA MARTO
CEO

History

Amman FC began its journey in 2008 by establishing a first class grassroots Football Academy with the main objective of generating a local “Hero”. Soon after, the Academy’s potential and football objectives attracted a few notable investors to build and elevate Amman FC into a full competitive club.

Mission

Provide a superior football education within a professional club environment, where young, talented athletes can realize their potential by embracing the philosophy, values, and culture of Amman FC, in the process growing into quality individuals, respected teammates, and outstanding players with the opportunity to compete at the collegiate and professional level.

Philosophy

  • Develop players through a clear and consistent style and pattern of play. To achieve this goal, we teach creative, attacking, and possession-style football built on a foundation of strong technical skills.

 

  • In adopting this style of football, we foster an environment free from the “fear of failure”, where our players can explore and be creative without the fear of making mistakes. Such an environment allows our players to grow and realize their potential both as players and people.

 

  • Create an environment where players develop a love for football and continue to participate in the sport throughout their lifetime.

 

  • Foster a commitment to the club above all and an understanding that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

 

  • To develop our players psychologically, we teach our players valuable lessons through competition and prepare them for the challenges they will face both on the field and in life. While we stress that ‘winning is not always important,’ we also emphasize that ‘wanting to win’ is very important. Ultimately, we are a competitive football club and strive to win every game, BUT we always aim to do so in a manner that is consistent with our philosophy and values.

Vision

To become the most respected and successful youth football club in Jordan and the region.

Code of Conduct

Players

Players are encouraged to:

  • Do their best – put in their best effort
  • Improve and develop their skills
  • Make friends
  • Play by the rules
  • Appreciate/accept everyone in the group, regardless of ability, race, religion or gender

Players are entitled to:

  • Be safe
  • Be treated with dignity, sensitivity and respect
  • Participate in football on an equal basis, appropriate to their ability and stage of development
  • Be happy, have fun and enjoy football
  • Be heard and encouraged

Players should not:

  • Cheat
  • Use abusive language, or argue with, the referee, officials, team mates or opponents
  • Use violence or bully
  • Tell lies about adults or other children

 

Coaches

Coaches should:

  • Provide a safe and enjoyable environment
  • Act as good role models
  • Encourage and be positive during sessions so that players leave with a sense of achievement
  • Set challenging, realistic but achievable goals
  • Plan and prepare each session appropriately and ensure proper levels of supervision
  • Ensure that all activities are inclusive and allow all players to participate
  • Enforce the principles of fair play,  treating each player equally, with dignity and respect and ensure that all players play within the rules
  • Be aware of the developmental stages and needs of players
  • Involve parents/guardians and other club members in what we do
  • Be qualified and up-to-date with the latest coaching knowledge and skills

Safety:

  • Regular safety checks are carried out in relation to premises, training facilities and equipment
  • Appropriate safety rules are adopted and implemented
  • Parents are informed of the starting and finishing times of training sessions and matches
  • A Physiotherapist and first aid kit are available at all training sessions /matches and injuries are recorded, with a note of action taken in relation to each one.
  • Promote the development of skills as opposed to winning at all costs
  • Be aware of children’s feelings

Parents

Parents should:

  • Help the coach when asked and show appreciation for a job well done.
  • Refrain from contacting the coach unless it is necessary, respect they have a private life.
  • Inform the coach about any illness, injury, holidays, etc.
  • Make an effort to attend training and games.
  • Communicate any concerns they may have to the coach.
  • Make sure the child has appropriate equipment/clothing/refreshments.
  • Be positive and refrain from negative comments that are counter productive.

Support and encouragement will contribute to children having:

  • A sense of personal achievement.
  • An enjoyment of football.
  • Improved physical fitness.
  • Higher self-esteem.
  • A greater level of skill.
  • Improved social skills.

Important to:

  • Encourage but not force children to be active.
  • Attend training and games when possible.
  • Encourage healthy lifestyle habits.
  • Promote and teach FAIR PLAY.
  • Help children to set realistic targets.
  • Help children with decision making.