U4 Timbits (Co-Ed)



 

U4 Indoor 2022/23 Program Outline

For players born in 2019

 

 

 

 

Philosophy: "Me and My Ball" 

We provide players the opportunity to develop basic movement skills in a FUN setting, built around informal play and positive reinforcement.

Coaching

Volunteer coaches run stations each week with assistance from technical coaches and at least three other parent volunteers. Coaches are required to submit a criminal record check (CRC) and complete Respect in Sport (RiS) online training. Additionally, at least one coach must complete Active Start coaching certification and complete the Making Ethical Decisions module. All certification costs are covered or reimbursed by SPDSA. Head coaches will receive a $100 credit toward their player's registration once all administrative tasks are completed and equipment is returned at the end of each season. (Only one head coach per team is eligible for the credit.)   

The best qualities of a U4 coach are:

  • Patience and good humour,
  • A willingness to see the world through a young person's eyes and,
  • The ability to accept that children's play may not look at all like soccer.

Only registered team officials and players are allowed on the field, benching area, and change rooms.

Technical Lead

All sessions will be overseen by a technical coach and assistants. Coaches receive age and stage appropriate session plans throughout the season.

Program Structure

Each 45-minute training session is built following the Canada Soccer and FIFA preferred training model. Players move through four, 10-minute stations at each session focusing on fundamental movement, soccer technique, coordination, and 1v1 games. Field Set Up - 1 Pitch at Millennium Place divided into 8 areas of approximately 15 x 15 yards. Players rotate through one set of four stations in groups of 8-10.

1

Fundamental Movement

2

Technical Activity

4

1v1 Game

3

Coordination

The Season

The season is 13 weeks long starting October 29 and ending February 11 (no sessions November 12, December 24 and 31). A 3v3 games festival will be run twice during the season (December 17 and February 11) in place of regular sessions. Regular sessions take place Saturday mornings at Millennium Place; dates, days and times of play are tentative.

Registration and Fees

Early Bird: $185 until August 31.

Regular Rate: $210 until September 15.

 

Fees include uniform (jersey, shorts, socks). Players are required to have their own shin pads and indoor shoes.

*Please note registrations received after September 15th may be waitlisted depending on program availability.*

 

Register ONLINE

 

Click on the following link for more information on the U4 Program Outline

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