The SPDSA would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring U4, U5 and U6
To give players the opportunity to develop basic movement and ball mastery skills in a FUN setting, built around informal play and positive reinforcement.
At this 1st stage of development the emphasis is on
Children at this age love to use their imagination when they play so games are designed with this in mind. There should aim to be no activities where players wait in lines to perform a pre-determined movement or required action.
Parent/Volunteer Coaches will be appointed for the season and will run the activities each week, with assistance from the SPDSA Technical Department. 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.
Planting the seed of passion for soccer is the most important goal in this age group. All players must be active during activities and equal amounts of playing time given during fun games and 3 v 3 games.
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
The Program is adapted from the Canada Soccer and FIFA Preferred Training Model. In this approach each training session is built around encompassing the four areas shown below
Each session will be 55 minutes in length, split as shown below
As shown below, 1 pitch at Millennium Place will be divided into 4 areas of 18 x 30 yards. Teams will warm up in their area and go through their 1st station, then teams 1 and 2 (and 3 and 4) will rotate position to go through the 2nd station. They then all end with 3v3 games against the other team.
|Team 1 |
3v3 Game Team 1 v Team 2
|Team 2 |
3v3 Game Team 1 v Team 2
|Team 4 |
3v3 Game Team 3 v Team 4
Season length 15 weeks, starting October 21st and ending February 10th (no sessions November 11th, December 23rd and 30th)
Two out of the 15 weeks will be a 3v3 games format (1 before the Christmas break and 1 after).
Saturday mornings & early afternoons at Millennium Place
Early Bird by August 31, 2017 - $215.00
Regular by September 18, 2017 - $240.00
*Late after September 18, 2017 - $265.00
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 18 may have players put on a waitlist, dependent on the program's availability.