U7 Boys






For Who?

U5 - Players Born January 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

U6 - Players Born January 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

U7 - Players Born January 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013

Gender specific play unless not enough players register, then genders will be mixed. Players must be registered in their respective age group, based on birth date.

About- "Me and My Ball"

The purpose of this program is to give players the opportunity to develop basic movement and ball mastery skills in a FUN setting, built around informal play and positive reinforcement.


At this stage of development, the emphasis is on Physical Literacy - Building players body control and developing the ABCs (agility, balance, coordination & speed)


Ball Mastery - players develop an understanding on how to manipulate the ball. The ball is their friend!


FUN ACTIVITIES - Foster a love for the game.


Children at this age love to use their imagination when they play so games are designed with this in mind. There should aim to be no activities where players wait in lines to perform a pre-determined movement or required action.


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 metres 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 looks for the following qualities for coaching of this age group:

  • Good Humor.
  • A willingness to see the world through a child's eyes and speak their language.

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.


Program Structure


The program is structured following the Canada Soccer and FIFA Preferred Training Model. In this approach, each training session is built around 4 activity station's that the players move through at regular intervals.  The SPDSA will be following strict AHS and ASA guidelines during this season


The 4 stations focus on, Fundamental Movement/Coordination, Soccer Technique, 1v1 games, and Small Sided Games. Addressing all 4 of these at each session will help develop well-rounded young players with a foundation in physical literacy, solid soccer skills and, ideally, an enduring love for the game.


Each session is 60 minutes in length, with three activities of 10 minutes each (Fundamental Movement/Coordination, Soccer Technique, and 1v1 games) in 1 area of the field, followed by a 25-minute 3v3 game against another team.


The Season

  • 2 x 60-minute sessions per week
  • 8 weeks starting the week of June 22, 2020 and ending the week of August 13th, 2020
  • U5 - Tues/Thursday
  • U6 - Monday/Wednesday (Due to missing July 1 and Aug 3, season will end Aug 19)
  • U7 - Tues/Thursday
  • Game days and start times may be subject to change, pending field availability.
  • Games will be played in Sherwood Park. Field location to be determined. 

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


$210.00 for U5 and U6

$215.00 for U7


Fee includes a training kit consisting of black shorts, black socks and a jersey (Players are required to provide shin pads and footwear)








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