U8 Development Program 2017

Waterloo Minor Soccer will be running a 2017 U8 (2009) Development Program. Club members born in 2009 are invited to join the program. The program offers skills instruction conducted by WMSC Club Staff under the supervision of the Grassroots Technical Coach. Teams are able to sign up to participate in a number of soccer festivals held in the Waterloo region and surrounding areas. Festivals are soccer competitions for younger players. Team rosters are kept small to ensure maximum playing time. Scores and wins are not recorded at this age.

We are launching the U8 Development Program in April as stated below. Players are invited to attend the April sessions prior to program registration in May. The sessions in April will allow players and parents the opportunity to experience the training and gain a better understanding of the program. For registered players, practice will continue outdoors on Fridays starting mid-May. Festivals take place on Saturday mornings and, on average, there will be one festival per week, running from approximately mid-June to end of August for approximately 8 festivals for the season. U8 Festivals will not conflict with the U8 Recreational schedules.

The program is intended for children that enjoy playing the game and want to both learn more skills and augment their season with additional play. Attention is placed on the introduction and development of fundamental skills that are applied in soccer.

Participants must be registered to and playing on a WMSC Outdoor 2017 Recreational team. Underage players (2010) may be considered but limited and at the discretion of the Club Technical Coach – colin@waterloounited.com 

Program Cost: $90 (includes uniform)
*Players must first sign up (free of charge) for the practice sessions below. An invite to register to the program will be sent out in April. 

Program Date, Time & Location
(Please arrive 15 minutes before session start time)

  • April 2, 2017 Indoor Bechtel
    • Girls 4 PM to 5 PM
    • Boys 5 PM to 6 PM
  • April 9, 2017 Indoor Bechtel
    • Girls 12 PM to 1 PM
    • Boys 1 PM to 2 PM
  • April 23, 2017 Indoor Bechtel
    • Girls 4 PM to 5 PM
    • Boys 5 PM to 6 PM
  • April 30, 2017 Outdoor RIM artificial field 2
    • Girls 12 PM to 1 PM
    • Boys 1 PM to 2 PM
  • May 12, 26 Bechtel Field 3/4
    • Girls 6 PM to 7 PM
    • Boys 7 PM to 8 PM
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23 Bechtel Field 3/4
    • Girls 6 PM to 7 PM
    • Boys 7 PM to 8 PM
  • July 7, 21, 28 Bechtel Field 3/4
    • Girls 6 PM to 7 PM
    • Boys 7 PM to 8 PM
  • August 11, 18 Bechtel Field 3/4
    • Girls 6 PM to 7 PM
    • Boys 7 PM to 8 PM

Coaching in the U8 Development Program: We are seeking interested coaches for the Girls and Boys U8 program. Coaches will have the opportunity to take part in training offered by Ontario Soccer and will received full support from Waterloo Minor Soccer Technical coaches who will run and oversee all practice content.

OSA requires the following courses to be completed in order to be certified to coach in the U8 Development Program:

If you are interested in coaching in the U8 Program, please contact Colin Foy, Grassroots Technical Coach:  colin@waterloounited.com

 


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