Players Born January 1, 2001 and Dec 31, 2002 (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 29 ending June 28
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 policy.
Four hours of soccer per week - 2 x 90 minute games plus practice per week (Practice at the discretion of the team) (recommended 60 to 90 minute practice)
One tournament - 2018 Classic Tournament May 24-27, 2018
Fixtures may include interlocking games with St. Albert, Ft Saskatchewan and Ardrossan
The Top Sherwood Park team attends Tier 4 Rural Provincials July 6-8, 2018 (Location TBD)
Days/Nights of Play
Sunday Afternoons (1:00pm or later Start times) and Thursday Evenings evenings with 6:00pm or 7:30pm start times
Game days and start times may be subject to change, pending field availability.
* Dates and times subject to change-
Minimum 4 teams required to form a league
In the case where a league is not viable, team(s) will be entered into the Edmonton Minor Soccer League (EMSA).
Practice - 1 v 1 - 8 v 8 skill builders, small-sided games, and functional practices
Match Play - 11 v 11 (10 v 10 plus goalkeepers) with 2 x 45 minute halves
Registration and Fees
$285 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