2017 Fall Skills Centre
Registration is now Open
Open to all SPDSA players
Dates/Times - UPDATED AUGUST 16
U6 Players - Active Start Program, â€œMe and My Ballâ€
U7-U8 Players - FUNdamentals Program, â€œMe and My Friendâ€
U9-U10 Players - Learning to Train Program, â€œThe Start of Usâ€
U11-U12 Players - Learning to Train Program, â€œThe Start of Usâ€
U13-U14 Players - Soccer for Life Program, "Active for Life"
The Skill Centre focus is on individual player development.
The programs are designed for keen players to get more training hours, in a structured environment, with skilled coaches.
The Skill Centre provides an age and stage appropriate learning environment for all players, regardless of their baseline skill levels and game understanding.
The Skill Centre is not intended to replace other grassroots programs, rather training at the Skill Centre complements these programs by enriching each playerâ€™s learning and development.
Sessions are run by the SPDSA Technical Department.
Parent coaches may assist at stations, as a coaching development opportunity.
Programs are structured following the Canada Soccer and FIFA Preferred Training Model. In this approach each training session is built around 4 activity â€œstationsâ€ that the players move around at regular intervals.
The 4 stations focus on, Fundamental Movement, Soccer Technique, Coordination, and Small Sided Games.
Each age and stage of development has a technical curriculum that follows the guidelines set out in Canada Soccerâ€™s LTPD.
Benefits of Skill Centre
A training curriculum that respects the developmental age of players and recognizes the differences in baseline skill levels of players
Consistency in the quality of coaching and training curriculum
Extra training hours and individualized attention for players who possess a keen interest in the game.
Focus on all of the â€œ4 Pillars of Player Developmentâ€ shown below