U7 - Players born January 1st 2013 - December 31st 2013
Gender specific play unless not enough players registered in an age group, then genders will be mixed
Philosophy - "Me and My Friend"
To give players the opportunity to develop their movement ABC's and learn the basics of the game while emphasizing FUN, cooperation, and maximum time on the ball.
To develop player's individual relationship with the ball, to want it, how to find it, deal with it, feel comfortable with it, keep it close. We will encourage all players to dribble and â€œstay on the ballâ€ during activities and play.
The main focus is individual development, ball mastery and physical literacy, whilst beginning to learn to cooperate with a teammate.
Volunteer coaches are appointed for the season, and are supported on a regular basis by the SPDSA Technical Department. Head coaches will receive a $100 credit towards their child's registration, upon submission of required team information, a valid Criminal Record Check and equipment returned to the SPDSA by the specified deadlines. Only one head coach per team is eligible for the credit.
In-service coaching workshops will be held before and during the season.
NEW AS OF 2019/2020 INDOOR - 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 email@example.com There is NO CHARGE for our members and fees are covered by the SPDSA.
The best qualities for a coach of this age player are;
Only registered team officials and players are allowed on the field, benching area, change rooms or in the hallways. Parents not volunteering, will be able to enjoy the games from the stands only.
Technical Led Program
Sessions will be overseen by a Master Coach from the SPDSA Technical Department. Age and stage appropriate session plans will be provided electronically throughout the season to all coaches.
Practices will be provided based on the availability of facilities. Two teams may share the gym space.
Age and stage appropriate session plans will be provided electronically throughout the season to all coaches.
1 game per week at Millennium Place. 5v5 (4v4 plus a sweeper keeper).
10 minutes warm up (all players with a ball), 2x20 minute halves (5 minute half time)
Season length 15 weeks, starting October 24th and ending February 23rd (no sessions on October 31st, November 10, December 22 - Jan 4, Feb 16)
Days of Play
Thursday Night Games (*early evening), Alternate day Sunday (*morning to mid afternoon)
*Game and practice Day, dates, and times are tentative and subject to change.
Registration and Fees
Early Bird by August 31, 2018 - $235.00
Regular by September 18, 2018 - $255.00
*Late September 19, 2018 - $280.00
Fee includes uniform (jersey, shorts, socks). Players are required to have their own shin pads and indoor shoes.
*Please note that registrations received after September 18th, may have players put on a wait list, dependent on the program's availability.