The SPDSA would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring U4, U5 and U6
For Girls and Boys (Mixed) Born January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016
Philosophy - "Me and My Ball"
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, 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.
NEW AS OF 2019/2020 INDOOR - All head coaches and assistant coaches are required to complete the MANDITORY 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 firstname.lastname@example.org There is NO CHARGE for our members and fees are covered by the SPDSA.
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.
Technical Led Program
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 13 weeks, starting October 26th and ending of February 8th, (no sessions November 9th, November 30th, December 28th)
A 3v3 games festival will be run twice during the season (December 14th and February 8th)
Players may be put on a waitlist, dependent on the program's availability.
Days of Play
Saturday mornings at Millennium Place. Dates, days and times are tentative.
Registration and Fees
Regular Rate - $180.00
Fee includes uniform (jersey, shorts, socks). Players are require 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.