Players Born January 1, 2005 and Dec 31, 2006 (Gender Specific play)
Philosophy - Play for Life
At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a challenging atmosphere. The effect of the coach is critical at this stage. Skill demonstration is very important, and the players learn best by doing. The players should have a good level of physical literacy. The community sessions will be focused on a challenging training session and their two 11 v 11 games.
Parent/Volunteer Coaches will be appointed for the season and will run the sessions each week. Head coaches will receive a $100 credit towards their child's registration at the end of the season after equipment has been returned & upon submission of required team information and a valid Criminal Record Check to the SPDSA by the specified deadline. Only one head coach per team is eligible for the credit
In-service coaching workshops will be held before and during the season.
9-week season starting April 30 ending June 27
Week 1 is weather dependent and will not be rescheduled. Remaining games that need to be rescheduled will be in accordance with the SPDSA rescheduling guidelines and subject to field availability.
Four hours of soccer per week - 2 x 80 minute games plus 1 practice per week (Practice at Team discretion). (Recommended 60 to 80 minutes for practice)
One tournament - 2018 Classic Tournament May 24-27, 2018
Games may include interlocking games with St. Albert, Ft Saskatchewan and Ardrossan
The Top Sherwood Park team attends Tier 4 Rural Provincials July 6-8th (Location TBD)
Days/Nights of Play
Monday and Wednesday evenings with 6:00pm or 7:30pm start times
Start times and game days may be subject to change, based on field availability
Practice - 1 v 1 - 8 v 8 skill builders and small-sided games
Match Play - 11 v 11 (10 v 10 plus goalkeepers) with 2x40 minute halves
Registration and Fees
$270 Early Bird. Rates increase after March 1st by $25.00 and again after March 18th.
Fee includes shorts, socks and jersey (Players are required to provide shin pads and footwear)
Classic Tournament is included in Fees