The SPDSA would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring U4, U5 and U6
To give players the opportunity to develop basic movement skills in a FUN setting, built around informal play and positive reinforcement.
The focus is on fun and simple games that develop very basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis is on movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic movements within a fun but play setting. Everything at this age is FUN, FUN, FUN.
Parent/Volunteer Coaches (each team will ideally have at least 4 parent volunteers that can be on the field with the players) will be appointed for the season and will run the stations each week, with assistance from the technical staff. Head coaches will receive a $100 credit towards their child's registration, upon submission of required team information and a valid Criminal Record Check to the SPDSA by the specified deadline, and once team equipment has been returned at the end of the season. Only one head coach per team is eligible for the credit
The best qualities of a coach for 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.
All sessions will be overseen by a Master Coach from the SPDSA Technical Department and technical assistants. Age and stage appropriate session plans will be provided electronically throughout the season to all coaches.
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,
Each session will be 45 minutes in length, with 4 activities of 10 minutes each.
Field Set Up - 1 Pitch at Millennium Place divided into 8 areas of approximately 15 x 15 yards. 4 stations in 1 half of the field and the same 4 stations in the other half of the field. Players rotate through one set of 4 stations in groups of 8-10.
Season length 12 weeks, starting November 4th and ending February 10th (no sessions November 11th, December 23rd and 30th)
Two out of the 12 weeks will be a 3v3 games format (1 before the Christmas break and 1 after).
Saturday mornings at Millennium Place.
Early Bird by August 31st, 2017 - $175.00
Regular by September 18th, 2017 - $200.00
*Late after September 18th, 2017 - $225.00
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 waitlist, dependent on the program's availability.