Indoor Academy



Technical, Physical, Mental and Social player development

For Who?

  • U7-U13 Players
  • Phoenix Players
  • Community Players
  • All Registered Players in the Region


  • The Academy focus is on individual player development.
  • Keen players need a program designed to deliver more training hours, in a structured environment, with skilled coaches.
  • The Academy provides an age and stage appropriate learning environment for all players, regardless of their baseline skill levels and game understanding.
  • The Academy is not to replace other grassroots programs, rather training at the Academy complements these programs by enriching each players learning and development.


  • Sessions are led by the SPDSA Academy Staff.
  • Parent coaches may assist at stations, as a coaching development opportunity.

Program Structure

  • Program is structured following the Canada Soccer and FIFA Preferred Training Model. In this approach each training session is built around activity "stations" that the players move around at regular intervals.
  • The 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 Soccer's LTPD.
  • Players are grouped based on age and stage of development.
  • Registration details are on the SPDSA website

Benefits of the SPDSA Academy

  • 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.
  • Development of the Player's Technical (Ball Mastery, Ball Progression and Decision-making), Social (Respect and Values, Communication), Physical (Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed) and Mental (Creativity, confidence, and concentration) skills.

Program Cost

  • U7 - U9 - $175.00
  • U11-U13 - $175.00


  • Registration is completed online under 2019/20 Indoor Skill Academy Season.
  • Registration Deadline November 3rd, 2019, unless otherwise noted.

Dates, Times & Locations

        U7 - U9

        Millennium Place - Indoor Fields on Sundays

Dates:   November 17, 24  December 1, 8, 15  January 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2

Time:  12:30pm to 1:30pm

        U10 - U13

        Millennium Place - Indoor Fields on Sundays

Dates:   November 17, 24  December 1, 8, 15  January 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2

Time:  1:30pm to 2:30pm

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