2020 Grassroots Development Program (U9-U12)



The Grassroots Development Program has been re-defined from our past U9 – U12 Target and Development Program. The Grassroots Development Program will place a higher emphasis on the individual player and ensure that the individual is placed into an appropriate training and competition environment. The changes will align WMSC with Ontario Soccer’s Development Matrix and Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development Plan.

U9 – U10
Boys Open House
U11 – U12
Boys Open House
U9 – U10
Girls Open House
U11 – U12
Girls Open House

Please review the following 2020 Program Outline that includes details on
program cost, what is included, and the training schedule:


When the goalkeeper has the ball in their possession at a goal kick, after making a save or when the ball is in their hands, the opposing team members would “retreat” to the predetermined area of the field.

The predetermined areas are as follows:

  • 5v5 – Halfway line. It is recommended the goalkeeper does not drop kick the ball
  • 7v7 – 1/3rds line
  • 9v9 – 1/3rds line

For more information on the retreat line, please click here.


Transformational Coaching What is talent Identification 
Early Specialization VS Multi-Sports Blocked VS Random Practices
Incorporating Physical Literacy In Grassroots Programming Beyond Skill And Tactics: The Importance Of Social-Emotional Development In Youth Soccer
Why Kids Quit Soccer Let The Game Be The Teacher
Retreat Line

To view all of the Grassroots Webinars from Ontario Soccer, Please click here.


Uniform Fitting FAQ

For any questions regarding registration assistance, please contact Reid Calder.