Building the skills and confidence of young players, in a socially connected environment filled with moments of joy and growth.
Program: Recreational Grassroots
Age Group: U8 (Birth Year - 2016)
Recreational Grassroots Soccer Program Overview:
Welcome to our Recreational Soccer Program, designed for young players in the U8 age group (Birth Year - 2016). Our goal is to create a lively and exciting learning atmosphere for families. We emphasize skill development and aim to foster a genuine love for the beautiful game. Through our game-based curriculum, we encourage players to embrace mistakes, express creativity, and grow into confident and brave athletes. Player development is the heart of our program, guided by our 4 Pillars of Coaching.
Our 4 Pillars of Coaching:
1) Players Experience FUN: Emphasizing the joy of the game while instilling a strong work ethic.
2) Players Connect through Positive Team Spirit: Fostering camaraderie and teamwork through shared experiences.
3) Players demonstrate growth with Positive Coaching: Encouraging personal and skill development through positive reinforcement.
4) Player commitment increases when Learning and Improving is frequent: Nurturing a culture of continuous improvement and dedication to the sport.
The program spans approximately 8 weeks
League season Tuesday & Thursday evenings, May through June.
2 potential preseason sessions with technical staff in April (weather and space permitting - these will be bonus sessions for players)
Season end Jamboree on June 22 & 23!
*(Jamboree will have food, bouncy castles, other activities and options for the whole family to take part, while the kids play multiple games over the two days.)*
Technical Overview and Commitment:
Frequency: Two sessions per week: one training day (cohort led by technical staff) and one game day.
Session Duration: Both games and training sessions are approximately 60 minutes each.
Match Play: 5v5 (4v4 plus Keeper) on U9 fields.
Approximately 16 sessions (8 training sessions and 8 games) for the season.
All sessions will be within Sherwood Park
There is no Alberta Soccer Association provincial championship and scores/standings are not kept.
Parents play a big role in our programs by taking on available volunteer roles! Coaches will receive a rebate towards future season fees should they volunteer as coach for their child's team. Weekly session plans are provided to coaches based on a centralized curriculum. On-field support from our Technical Staff, Jr. Coaches, Jr. Technical coaches and Program Director will also be given at sessions.
Equipment and Fees:
Your registration covers a team kit (jerseys, shorts, socks), training costs, field rental, team equipment, coach rebate, ASA membership, and insurance.
Schedule and Changes:
Cancellations may occur due to inclement weather, poor air quality and extreme heat. We will try to reschedule when we can on the same days as much as possible, but it's not always guaranteed.