2017 Fall Skill Centre Now Open

2017 Fall Skills Centre

Registration is now Open


  • 7 weeks, 6 sessions total
  • 1 hour session per week for U6 and U8 players (4-5pm)
  • 75 minute session for U10 to U14 players (5:15-6:30pm)
  • All sessions at Millennium Place Outdoor Fields August 20 - October 1
  • **Age groups are based on 2017 Outdoor Season

      Open to all SPDSA players


  • August 20th, Aug 27th, September 10th, Sept 17th, Sept 24th, October 1st
  • U5 - U8 Sundays 3:00-4:00 pm
  • U9 - U14 Community Players - 4:15-5:30pm
  • U9 - U12 Phoenix Players - 5:45-7:00pm
  • U9 - U18 Goalkeepers - 4:15-5:30pm or 5:45-7:00pm
    • Dependent on registrations


  • $70 for U6 to U8 players (includes a T-shirt)
  • $85 for U9 to U14 players (includes a T-shirt)
  • $100 for Goalkeepers (includes a T-shirt)

Skill Centre Program Outline

For Who?

U6 Players  - Active Start Program, Me and My Ball

U7-U8 Players -  FUNdamentals Program, Me and My Friend

U9-U10 Players - Learning to Train Program, The Start of Us

U11-U12 Players - Learning to Train Program, The Start of Us

U13-U14 Players - Soccer for Life Program, "Active for Life"


The Skill Centre focus is on individual player development.

The programs are designed for keen players to get more training hours, in a structured environment, with skilled coaches.

The Skill Centre provides an age and stage appropriate learning environment for all players, regardless of their baseline skill levels and game understanding.

The Skill Centre is not intended to replace other grassroots programs, rather training at the Skill Centre complements these programs by enriching each players learning and development.


Sessions are run by the SPDSA Technical Department.

Parent coaches may assist at stations, as a coaching development opportunity.

Program Structure

Programs are structured following the Canada Soccer and FIFA Preferred Training Model. In this approach each training session is built around 4 activity stations that the players move around at regular intervals.

The 4 stations focus on, Fundamental Movement, Soccer Technique, Coordination, and Small Sided Games.

Each age and stage of development has a technical curriculum that follows the guidelines set out in Canada Soccer's LTPD.

Benefits of Skill Centre

A training curriculum that respects the developmental age of players and recognizes the differences in baseline skill levels of players

Consistency in the quality of coaching and training curriculum

Extra training hours and individualized attention for players who possess a keen interest in the game.

Focus on all of the 4 Pillars of Player Development shown below

Upcoming Events

Jan. 18, 2018 to May. 02, 2018

Classic Tournament Registration Deadline
Early Bird Classic Tournament Registration

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Mar. 23, 2018 to Mar. 25, 2018

ASA Senior Indoor Provincials
ASA Senior Indoor Provincials

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Apr. 07, 2018 9:00 AM to Apr. 08, 2018 4:00 PM

2018 Outdoor Referee Course - Entry Level
Millennium Place
Referee Courses for 2018 are confirmed

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