EmsaWEST Mini Coaches Info(U4-U9)

U4 & U5 Community Soccer Program

Teams play once a week from the end of April thru end of June. (Weather Permitting)

U5 – some communities play twice a week.

The development of any athlete starts with physical literacy and their ability to run, skip and jump. So, the first 30 minutes of each game consist of skills and drills, including, Physical Literacy – The ABCs of movement (Agility, Balance and Coordination). These are key components to focus on, and help teach utilizing the ball. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child.

Volunteer coaches are supplied a coaching course, free of charge, for this age group. They will be shown age appropriate drills and skills, often done through game play with the ball.

A 30-minute game is then played, with two 15-minute halves. Field dimensions are reduced and rules of the game are limited to enable the players to continue to focus their attention on developing movement patters, rather then game and tactics.

EMSA U5 Mini Fest

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 (Rain Out Date is Sun. Jun 10)

Location: EMSA WEST Complex, 10058 – 231 Street NW
Cost: $20.00 per team (entries will not have a confirmed spot until payment has been made). Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.
Deadline for Entries: May 23, 2018 (space is limited and the Mini Fest may fill up prior to the deadline).

 

 

 

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U7 Community Soccer Program

Teams play two evenings (Monday & Wednesday at 6:15 pm, subject to change) a week from the beginning of May thru end of June. (Weather Permitting)

The development of any athlete starts with physical literacy and their ability to run, skip and jump. So, the first 30 minutes of each game consist of skills and drills, including, Physical Literacy – The ABCs of movement (Agility, Balance and Coordination).

A 30-minute game is then played, with two 15-minute halves. Field dimensions are reduced and rules of the game are limited to enable the players to continue to focus their attention on developing movement patters, rather then game and tactics.

The U7 program is sponsored by Tim Hortons.

TimBits Jamboree:

Saturday, June 16th, 2018 (Rain Out Date is Sat. Jun 23)

Location: EMSA WEST Complex, 10058 – 231 Street NW
Deadline for Entries: June 1, 2018 (space is limited and the Jamboree may fill up prior to the deadline).

To register your team click here.  This event is for U7 teams only.

 

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U9 Community Soccer Program

Teams play two evenings (Tuesday & Thursday at 6:15 pm, subject to change) a week from the beginning of May thru end of June. (Weather Permitting)

First 20 minutes consist of skills and drills. Physical Literacy is the ABCs of movement (Agility, Balance and Coordination). The development of any athlete starts with physical literacy and their ability to run, hip, skip and jump.

Volunteer coaches are supplied a coaching course, free of charge, for this age group. They will be shown age appropriate drills and skills, often done through game play with the ball.

Then a 40-minute game will be played, with two 20-minute halves. Field dimensions increase from U7 field, but are still reduced from full field size. Rules of the game are limited to enable the players to continue to focus their attention on developing movement patters, opposed to game and tactics.