Players Born January 1, 2003 and Dec 31, 2004 (Gender Specific play)
Philosophy - Play for Life
At this stage, players should participate in stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a challenging atmosphere. The effect of the coach is critical at this stage. Skill demonstration is very important, and the players learn best by doing. The players should have a good level of physical literacy. The community sessions will be focused on a challenging training session and their two 11 v 11 games.
Parent/Volunteer Coaches will be appointed for the season and will run the sessions each week. Head coaches will receive a $100 credit towards their child's registration at the end of the season after equipment has been returned & upon submission of required team information and a valid Criminal Record Check to the SPDSA by the specified deadline. Only one head coach per team is eligible for the credit
In-service coaching workshops will be held before and during the season.
9-week season starting May 1 ending June 28
Week 1 is weather dependent and will not be rescheduled. Remaining games that need to be rescheduled will be in accordance with the SPDSA rescheduling guidelines and subject to field availability.
Four hours of soccer per week - 2 x 90 minute matches plus 1 practice per week (Practice at discretion of the team) (Recommended 60 to 90-minute practice)
One tournament - 2017 Classic Tournament May 24 - 27, 2018
Fixtures may include interlocking games with St. Albert, Ft Saskatchewan and Ardrossan
The Top Sherwood Park team attends Tier 4 Rural Provincials July 6-8, 2018 (Location TBD)
Days/Nights of Play
Tuesday and Thursday evenings with 6:00pm and/or 7:30pm start times
Game days and start times are subject to change based on field availability.
*Dates and times subject to change-
Minimum 4 teams required to form a league
In the case where a league is not viable, team(s) will be entered into the Edmonton Minor Soccer League (EMSA).
Practice - 1 v 1 - 8 v 8 skill builders, small-sided games, and functional practices
Match Play - 11 v 11 (10 v 10 plus goalkeepers) with 2 x 45 minute halves
Registration and Fees
$270 Early Bird. Rates increase after March 1st by $25.00 and again after March 18th
Fee includes shorts, socks and jersey (Players are required to provide shin pads and footwear)
Classic Tournament is Included in Fees