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Each of our divisions is designed to teach players in their developmental stage of growth.  Children will cognitively develop at different rates and different ages. Spacial awareness and perception is one such development that will be gained between the ages of 3 & 10.  This gives them the ability to ‘see’ the field and play in position.

We play small sided games at our in-house program.  This is done for technical & tactical development & engagement in the game.  Small fields allow for more touches on the ball for players. This engages both new players and experienced players making games faster and more fun for all.  It also allows for more creative thinking on the fields, touches of the ball, coachable moments and team work.


Bitty Soccer 

Our U4 & U5 Divisions meet once a week on WEDNESDAY evenings.  A lot of development happens at this age for these children and we work to speak directly to them in a fashion that they can understand.      

U4/Playground Division

The Playground (U4) Division is an individual skill building division.  This is specifically designed to work with children in this stage of development.  Children in this age group are physically capable to jump, kick a ball, stand on one foot.  They need to learn by doing and often have not learned the concept of sharing yet. We design these ‘practices’ to work with the players one-on-one with their ball in a group setting using simple gaming.  When they complete a session they will be able to rudimentary dribble, shoot on goal, turn the ball and will be introduced to passing and teamwork.


U5/Schoolyard Division

The U5 Division is an individual skill building division.  This is specifically designed to work with children in their developmental stage of life.  Children in this age group are physically capable to jump, kick a ball, stand on one foot. They need to learn by doing and have just learned the concept of sharing.  We design these ‘practices’ to work with the players one-on-one and two-on-one with their ball in a group setting using simple gaming. When they complete a session they will be able to rudimentary dribble, shoot on goal, turn the ball, pass, 2 person pass.


Recreation Gaming Divisions

The Team Division is structured with one practice and one game a week - Played on the Same Night.  Practices are run in a Division format and technically designed & executed  by the Division Coordinator.  Games IMMEDIATELY follow Practice.

U6 Division

Players will be introduced to basic laws of soccer,  sportsmanship, teamwork, soccer etiquette and more. Upon completion of a session players will have stronger ball control, understand 'first touch', familiarity with the game field, understand speed control, begin understanding 'pass to space' and working as a team.    
There will be a 30m practice followed by a 30 min game on WEDNESDAYS.


U8 Division

In this Division you will start seeing players move from the ‘swarm’ to a ‘spread’.  Upon completion of the session players will have a stronger knowledge of ball control, use of body, defense, offense, laws of the game, movement, they will begin to conceive of the field and make 'soccer moves'.   
There will be a 1hr practice followed by a 30min game on THURSDAYS.

U10 Division

With the use of the small sided game format players will further develop their ability to move, create opportunity, create space, think creatively and more.   They will ‘see’ the field and communicate with their teammates. We encourage players to try new things, whether they work or not, as this is how they develop their creative eye.  Ball skills will be stronger with every touch, 'first touch' is emphasized, movement on and off ball will grow stronger, they will begin integrating their individual skills with their team skills (this happens as they have greater field awareness which happens at about this age).  
There will be a 1hr practice followed by a 30min game on TUESDAYS.


U13 Division - FUTSAL

FUTSAL allows for a fun element in this division.  The heavier ball and rules keep a quick game with lots of touches.  Players will ‘see’ the field and communicate with their teammates. In this division you will see players learn how to be creative with the game, trying new things (whether they work or do not work) is strongly encouraged.  Ball skills will be stronger with every touch, 'first touch' is heavily emphasized, movement on and off ball will grow stronger, they will begin integrating their individual skills with their team skills.
There will be a 1hr practice followed by a 30min game on MONDAYS.


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