Developmental U4 Clinic

Last Edited: Jan, 2017

Program Description

This Program will focus on the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Stage 1: Active Start.

  • Physical – Provide the environment for learning proper fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching.
  • Technical – The player and the ball: Running with the ball, dribbling, controlling, kicking and shooting.
  • Tactical – None.
  • Mental – Fun, fascination, and passion for play.

Soccer contributes to the well-being of children by engaging them in the sport while teaching them basic movements. At this introductory level, the objective is to build young athletes using soccer.


Program Details

Soccer Age:

U4

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Level of Play:

No competitive games.

Player Assessments: None.  Open to all.
Season Length: May 26th to August 18th
Weekly Commitment:

Sessions are approximately 45 minutes in length per week, run in station format.  No soccer games are played at U4.

Friday evenings 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM at Millennium Sports Park

NOTE: A parent or guardian must remain at the field for the duration of each session and exercise.

Costs:

Registration Fee: $135. Soccer ball and t-shirt are included.

Player Requirements:
  • Players are required to wear protective shin guards and shoes at all games and practices.  Soccer cleats are allowed and recommended at all age groups.
  • No jewelry, hair clips or bracelets (excluding Medical Alerts) are allowed to be worn on the soccer field.  Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) Policy states that all jewelry including, but not limited to earrings and watches must be removed.  Taping earrings is also not allowed.  Jewelry poses an unnecessary risk to all players. 
  • Casts – Hard casts are not permitted.
  • Medical Alerts – Medical Alerts are allowed, but must be taped down.
  • Eyeglasses – The club strongly recommends that players who wear eyeglasses, wear sports glasses during games and practices for everyone's safety.
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