U7 Boys



 

U7 - Indoor 2022/2023 Program Outline

For players born in 2016

 

Philosophy: "Me and My Ball"

We provide players the opportunity to develop basic movement and ball mastery skills in a FUN setting, built around informal play and positive reinforcement.

At this first stage of development, the emphasis is on:

  • Physical Literacy - Building players body control and developing ABCs (agility, balance, coordination & speed). Running, jumping, and landing are the focus.
  • Ball Mastery - Players develop a basic understanding of ball manipulation (dribbling, turning, throwing, catching, and striking).
  • FUN ACTIVITIES - Fostering a love for the game! Children at this age love to use their imagination when they play, so games are designed with this in mind. We aim to limit activities where players wait in lines to perform a pre-determined movement or required action. 

Coaching

Volunteer coaches run stations each week with assistance from technical coaches and at least three other parent volunteers. Coaches are required to submit a criminal record check (CRC) and complete Respect in Sport (RiS) online training. Additionally, at least one coach must complete Active Start or FUNdamentals coaching certification and complete the Making Ethical Decisions module. All certification costs are covered or reimbursed by SPDSA. Head coaches will receive a $100 credit toward their player's registration once all administrative tasks are completed and equipment is returned at the end of each season. (Only one head coach per team is eligible for the credit.)   

The best qualities of a U7 coach are:

  • Patience and good humour,
  • A willingness to see the world through a young person's eyes and,
  • The ability to accept that children's play may not look at all like soccer.

Only registered team officials and players are allowed on the field, benching area, and change rooms.

Technical Lead

All sessions will be overseen by a technical coach and assistants. Coaches receive age and stage appropriate session plans throughout the season.

Program Structure

Training sessions are built based on Canada Soccer and FIFA preferred training model encompassing: fundamental movement/coordination, soccer technique, 1v1/2v1 games, and small-sided games.


Each session is 55 minutes in length, split as shown below:

  1. Warm up activity focusing on fundamental movement/coordination (8-10 minutes),
  2. Two stations focusing on technique and 1v1/2v1 activities (10 minutes each) and,
  3. 3v3 games against another team (20-25 minutes).

Team 1

 

Warm Up

Technique Station

 

3v3 Game
Team 1 v Team 2

Team 2

 

Warm Up

1v1-2v1 station

 

3v3 Game
Team 1 v Team 2

Team 3

 

Warm Up

Technique Station

 

3v3 Game
Team 3 v Team 4

 

Team 4

 

Warm Up

1v1-2v1 station

 

3v3 Game
Team 3 v Team 4

The Season

The season is 17 weeks (32 sessions) long starting October 15 and ending February 15 (no sessions November 12/13, December 24/25, 28, 31, and January 1). Regular sessions will take place two days per week on Wednesday evenings at Millennium Place and Saturday or Sunday mornings/ afternoons at Millennium Place or SPDSA Training Facility; dates, days and times are tentative.

Registration and Fees

Early Bird: $295 until August 31.

Regular Rate: $320 until September 15.

 

Fees include uniform (jersey, shorts, socks). Players are required to have their own shin pads and indoor shoes.

*Please note registrations received after September 15th may be waitlisted depending on program availability.*

 

Register ONLINE

 

For more information click on the following link U7 Program Outline. 

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