U7 & U8 FUNdamentals

These weekday sessions are specifically geared for boys and girls born in 2011 and 2010.  All sessions will be hosted at Bechtel Park outdoor facilities.

This program aligns with Ontario Soccer’s FUNdamentals program. The sessions will be lead by Parent volunteers and supported with Skill Instructors under the leadership of the Technical Director. At this stage, coaches and teachers should create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “Freedom and Fun.”

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Schedules will be available on or about April 23rd.

Age GroupDivisionDay* and TimesSession LengthDatesLocationEarly Bird Fee Fee after March 31
2011U7 Boys

Mon/Wed at 7:15pm
Or
Tues/Thurs at 6pm

1 hour

May 7 – July 14

May 8 – July 14

Bechtel $235$260
2011U7 Girls

Mon/Wed at 6pm
Or
Tues/Thurs at 7:15pm

1 hour

May 7 – July 14

May 8 – July 14

Bechtel $235$260
2010U8 Boys

Mon/Wed at 7:15pm
Or
Tues/Thurs at 6pm

1 hour

May 7 – July 14

May 8 – July 14

Bechtel $235$260
2010U8 Girls

Mon/Wed at 6pm
Or
Tues/Thurs at 7:15pm

1 hour

May 7 – July 14

May 8 – July 14

Bechtel $235$260

*days and times subject to change based on field availability/registration numbers

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The physical curriculum emphasizes the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, coordination and speed, as well as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching. Technical instruction is introduced through movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball. This includes gaining ball control in receiving passes, dribbling, passing less than 25m, kicking the ball forward, and shooting on goal.

Keeping in mind that small children are naturally egocentric, basic tactical concepts involving basic cooperation between players can be introduced. Playing situations work best for teaching understanding of the game and building basic game intelligence and decision making.

Waterloo United encourages children to continue to participate in a variety of additional activities. Swimming and well-structured gymnastics programs are recommended, along with ball sports

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Volunteer coach directed session;
  • Technical Skill Instructors leadership at each session;
  • Each player receives a complete uniform (shirt, shorts, jersey);
  • U7’s play 4v4 without goalkeeper;
  • U8’s play 5v5 with goalkeeper;
  • Each player receives a soccer ball;
  • Each player receives a participation medal at the end of the season;
  • End of season Festival;
  • Quality outdoor facility;

Curriculum to support volunteer coaches.

REGISTRATION INFO | I WANT TO VOLUNTEER!