U4 Timbits (Co-Ed)



U4 TIMBITS - OUTDOOR 2020 (Coed)

For Who?

For girls and boys (Mixed) Born January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

About - "Me and My Ball"


The purpose of this program is to give players the opportunity to develop basic movement skills in a FUN setting. Soccer contributes to the well-being of children by engaging them in a sport and teaching fundamental movements. The purpose of this program is to promote physical activity, specifically in soccer and promote positive reinforcement and engagement at a young age.

Fun activities should be used that encourage children to explore their physical abilities whilst including a ball with which to play. These should be activity-based games that emphasize exploration and experimentation with the rolling, spinning, and bouncing qualities of the ball.

The soccer ball should be considered a toy.


SPDSA will be following the strict guidelines set by Alberta Health Services and Alberta Soccer Association. Some of which include:


  • 50 or less players including staff and players
  • All cohort groups must be a minimum 30 feet apart
  • Maximum 1-hour sessions
  • Screening protocols and questionnaire
  • Only revisited team officials and players are allowed on the field, parents who are not volunteering will be able to watch from the sidelines 2 meters away from each other
  • No close greetings (hugs, handshakes, high-fives)
  • No sharing of water bottles/ equipment  
  • Physical distancing on the sidelines




This will be a technical lead program with SPDSA staff coaches, Parent/Volunteer Coaches will be appointed for the season and will run the stations each week.

A full season curriculum and individual session plans will be provided electronically for all coaches.

SPDSA is looking for the following qualities in a coach for U4:

  • Patience
  • Good Humor
  • A willingness to see the world through a child's eyes and speak their language.
  • The ability to accept that the children's play will not look at all like soccer.


Program Structure


Programs are structured following the Canada Soccer and FIFA Preferred Training Model. In this approach, each training session is built around 4 activity "stations" that the players move around at regular intervals. The 4 stations focus on:


  • Fundamental Movement
  • Soccer Technique
  • Coordination
  • 1v1 Games

Each session will be 45 minutes in length, with 4 activities of 10 minutes each.

The Season


  • Season Length - 8 weeks starting June 27 ending August 19 (Dates subject to change)
  • 1 x 45 minutes of soccer per week
  • Days/Nights of Play - Wednesday Nights - Sherwood Park (Field location to be determined)
  • Start times of 9:30am or 10:45am (Start times will be rotated as much as possible). There is no option to choose a start time), If we only have enough for one group the time will start at 10:00am

Cancelled Sessions

 Sessions may be made up until August 23 based on field availability. Sessions may be cancelled due to any weather-related issue, including Thunder, Lightning, Fields closed due to moisture, etc.).  SPDSA will two their best to make up for any cancelled sessions later in the summer.


Players MUST stay home if showing any kind of symptoms or signs of COVID-19. Players will be expected to follow a screening protocol and a questionnaire. If a player was to show any symptoms during a session they will be asked to go home and will NOT be able to return for 14 days. The safety of our players and staff is our biggest priority of SPDSA.


Registration and Fees




Fee includes shorts, socks and jersey (Players are required to provide shin pads and footwear)







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