Development U8 - U15

Skill progression, foundations of team play and positions on the pitch are the focus.

Where and When?

The schedule is as follows :

U8-U9 Tuesdays & Thursdays, Location Millennium, 4:15-5:15pm

U10-U11 Tuesdays & Thursdays, Location Millennium, 5:30-6:45 pm

U12-U15 Tuesdays & Thursdays, Location Millennium, 5:30-7:00 pm

Required Items

Shin pads and soccer cleats are mandatory.
Volunteer coaches are required, if you are able to volunteer please email info@canmoresoccer.ca

What ?

Participants will be divided into three groups – U8/U9, U10/U11, U12/U17.
U8/U9 have 60min practices and are run with a 1 coach to 7 participant ratio.
U10/U11 have 75min practices and are run with a 1 coach to 12 participant ratio
U12-U15 have 90min practices and a run with a 1 coach to 15 participant ratio.

These age groups meet twice a week. The season starts on Tuesday May 3, 2022 and end Thursday June 23, 2022. There will be both practices and scrimmages, with the emphasis on scrimmages increasing as players get older.

Scrimmages should not be viewed as competitive and all players should be encouraged and given the opportunity to try a variety of positions, including goalkeeper.

These numbers are subject to change based on the number of players per team. If one team has fewer than the requisite number of players at the start of a scrimmage, the other team will reduce its numbers accordingly in order to ensure an evenly-matched game (this is preferable to one team giving the other one or more of its players).

Scrimmages will be refereed by young players from the club who have taken a short refereeing course. For many, this will be their first experience of refereeing. Coaches and players should respect this and not try to put undue pressure on our younger referees. In U8/9 there will be no offside rule and the referee should take time to explain to the players the reason for any fouls. Players will be allowed to kick the ball in to play in place of a throw-in. There will be no league standings for this age group.