These Saturday afternoon, coed, programs are specifically geared for boys and girls born in 2012, 2013 or 2014. Children aged 4 will play in the U4 program and children aged 5 and 6 will participate in the U6 program. All sessions will be hosted at Bechtel Park indoor field
Our program aligns with Ontario Soccer’s LTPD Active Start program. The sessions will be lead by Parent volunteers and supported with Skill Instructors under the leadership of the Technical Director.
|Year of Birth||Division||Day*||Time* (Rotates Weekly)||Session Length||Dates||Location||Early Bird Fee until Sept 22||Fee after Sept 22|
|2014||U4||Saturday||12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm||50 minutes||Oct 21, 2017 to Feb 3, 2018||Bechtel||$150||$175|
|2013 – 2012||U6||Saturday||12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm||50 minutes||Oct 21, 2017 to Feb 3, 2018||Bechtel||$150||$175|
*days and times subject to change based on field availability/registration numbers
The objective of the Active Start program is to get children moving and keep them active. The physical curriculum involves adults and children in play activities that builds basic fundamental movement skills such as: running- jumping- twisting- throwing- catching. Children are encouraged to enjoy becoming “friends with the ball” through fun and imaginative games and experiencing the following: running with the ball, stopping and changing direction with the ball, dribbling, kicking, shooting. More information regarding the program curriculum can be found here.
Long Term Player Development is Canada’s structure for athletic development broadly adopted by youth sports. Players in the Active Start phase should participate in a variety of activities. Swimming and well-structured gymnastics programs are recommended to enhance the full range of basic movement skills and physical literacy.
- Volunteer coach directed session;
- Technical Skill Instructors leadership at each session;
- Each player receives a jersey;
- Each player receives a participation medal at the end of the season;
- Quality indoor facilities;
- Curriculum to support volunteer coaches.