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).
U5 - born in 2017
U6 - born in 2016
U7 - born in 2015
U9 - born in 2013-2014
**All practices and games will be held at the Stratford Outdoor Soccer Complex at the end of Myrtle St**
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
END OF SEASON
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:
Game Players VS Parents