U5 - U6 - U7 - U9 Program Information

Program Information and Structure

The Mini Program (U5-U9) follows the Canada Soccer Pathway to promote a love for the game at an early age.  In doing so, practices will consist of timed stations (roughly 6-10 minutes each) falling into the 4 categories for development:  Soccer technique, General Movement, Coordination, and Small-Sided Games.  
  • Soccer technique involves drills that teach dribbling, control, passing, and shooting.  This is where the kids develop basic skills they will use for the rest of their soccer careers.
  • General Movement involves drills designed to promote physical activity.  The kids will learn speed, agility, and balance while participating in very active tasks.
  • Coordination involves drills that combine different movements, and serve to promote better control of their bodies with and without a ball. 
  • Small-Sided Games are where the kids are able to apply some of the skills they learn in “real” game scenarios.  This can include scrimmages, or other variations of games with a ball.  
Throughout the season, there will also be a couple of tournament days where the kids play for the whole practice to promote fun and healthy competition (without keeping score).

Age Divisions

U5 - born in 2017
U6 - born in 2016
U7 - born in 2015
U9 - born in 2013-2014
Season schedule
**All practices and games will be held at the Stratford Outdoor Soccer Complex at the end of Myrtle St**


 Boys Group 1 Mondays from 5:30-6:15  
 Boys Group 2 Mondays from 6:30-7:15 
 Girls Group 1 Tuesdays from  5:30-6:15 
Girls Group 2 Tuesdays from 6:30-7:15 


 Boys Tuesdays from 5:30-6:15
 Girls Tuesdays from 6:30-7:15
Girls Thursdays from 5:30-6:15
Boys Thursdays from  6:30-7:15


Girls  Mondays from 5:30-6:15
Boys Mondays from 6:30-7:15
Wednesdays are game nights for travel teams with a schedule to be released once the season starts.
Practice times for players who do not wish to play on a travel team
 Boys  Wednesdays from 5:30-6:15 
Girls Wednesdays from  6:30-7:15 


End Dates:

U5/U6 Boys Monday, August 8

U5/U6 Girls Tuesday, August 9

U7 Boys & Girls Thursday, August 11

U9 Boys & Girls Wednesday, August 10

*U9's travel teams have a game on their last day. Medals will be given to coaches on Monday to be handed out after your game on Wednesday August 10th.


Activities on last day:

Arrive/Warm Up

Game Players VS Parents


Team Pictures


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