For girls and boys (Mixed) Born January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Philosophy - "Me and My Ball"
To give players the opportunity to develop basic movement skills in a FUN setting, built around informal play and positive reinforcement.
Soccer contributes to the well-being of children by engaging them in the sport while teaching them basic movements. At this introductory level, the objective is to get moving and to keep active.
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.
Parent/Volunteer Coaches will be appointed for the season and will run the stations each week, with assistance from the technical staff. Head coaches will receive a $100 credit towards their child's registration, upon submission of required team information and a valid Criminal Record Check to the SPDSA by the specified deadline, and equipment returned at the end of the year. Only one head coach per team is eligible for the credit
All head coaches and assistant coaches are required to complete the MANDATORY online Respect in Sports training. If you have one from another sport and was completed within the last 5 years, there is no need to redo the training. Please contact our office for the link to complete the RIS training and once complete, please email a PDF copy of your RIS Certificate to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org There is NO CHARGE for our members and fees are covered by the SPDSA.
A full season curriculum and individual session plans will be provided electronically for all coaches.
The best qualities of a coach for this age player are,
Only registered team officials and players are allowed on the field, benching area. Parents not volunteering, will be able to enjoy the games from the stands only.
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,
Each session will be 45 minutes in length, with 4 activities of 10 minutes each.
Season Length - 8 weeks starting May 2 ending June 27 (Dates subject to change)
1 x 45 minutes of soccer per week
Jamboree - June 6th and June 7th
Days/Nights of Play - Saturday mornings - Sherwood Park (Field location to be determined)
Start times of 9:30am or 10:30am (Start times will be rotated as much as possible. There is no option to choose a start time)
Registration and Fees
$155 Early Bird. Rates increase after March 1st by $25.00. Registration Deadline is March 18th, registration can still take place after this date if space is available.
Fee includes shorts, socks and jersey (Players are required to provide shin pads and footwear)
Fees include a Jamboree on: June 6th and 7th