U3-U6 ACTIVE START OUTDOOR (2021)

The objective of the Active Start Program is to get children moving and keep them active. These Saturday morning programs are specifically geared for boys and girls born between 2018-2015. Parents of players in the U4-U6 age group will have the option to register for the Standard Program (1 day per week) or the Enhanced Program (2 days per week).  Spaces are limited – register early to avoid disappointment.


U3 PROGRAM INFORMATION

AGE GROUP YEAR BORN PLAY DAYS DATES TIMES SESSION LENGTH
U3 CO-ED 2018 Saturdays June 19th – August 28th 9:00 am 45 min

** Dates and times subject to change based on field availability/registration numbers. Player Schedules will be released on or about June 1st and can be accessed via your Powerup Account **

U3 PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our U3 Physical Literacy Program offers a fun and enjoyable experience for our youngest players. It provides an opportunity for players to use their imaginations, be creative and learn through trial and error. We offer age and stage appropriate development activities suitable to this physical and cognitive stage of development. Parent participation is required and encouraged for this age group.

Our skills development instructors will oversee each session, and Parent participation is required and strongly encouraged for this age group. Please come dressed to participate.


U4/U6 STANDARD PROGRAM INFORMATION (1 day per week)

AGE GROUP YEAR BORN DAYS DATES TIMES*
(Rotate Weekly)
SESSION LENGTH
U4/U5 CO-ED 2016/2017 Saturdays June 19th – August 28th 10:00 am-noon 50 min
U6 Boys 2015 Saturdays June 19th – August 28th noon – 2:00 pm 50 min
U6 Girls 2015 Saturdays June 19th – August 28th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 50 min

U4 – U6 ENHANCED PROGRAM INFORMATION (2 days per week)

AGE GROUP YEAR BORN DAY 1
(Standard Program)
Day 2
(Skills Program)
DAY 2 DATES DAY 2 TIMES SESSION LENGTH
U4/U5 CO-ED 2016/2017 Saturdays Wednesdays June 23rd – August 25th 5:00pm 50 min
U6 Boys
2015 Saturdays Thursdays June 24th – August 26th 5:00pm 50 min
U6 Girls 2015 Saturdays Thursdays June 24th – August 26th 5:00pm 50 min

** Players cannot register for Day 2 only **

** Dates and times subject to change based on field availability/registration numbers. Player Schedules will be released on or about June 1 and can be accessed via your Powerup Account. **

U4-U6 PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Waterloo United presents an outdoor recreational program led by our qualified skills instructors, and following a curriculum developed by professional staff and approved by Canada Soccer.  Volunteer parents are required as the team leader/coach who will help keep the game going and the children playing. Our approach incorporates research approved strategies to help keep kids engaged, having fun and learning some skills through implicit learning.

DAY 1
    • Sessions will commence with some physical literacy, fun and coordination. Players will be placed in situations where skill can emerge through careful manipulation of the environment, variable repetition and activities to promote confidence and domination of the ball.
    • A variety of games (approximately 20-25 min) will conclude each session, allowing players to learn through playing while applying skills in context.
    • Volunteer parent team leaders help facilitate the program along with our technical skills instructors.
DAY 2
    • Paid Coaching Staff
    • The second session will combine continued technical and physical literacy development before progressing into small group game formats to include all players. These small (2 v 2 – 5 v 5) formats have been shown in top European countries to accelerate growth through increased interactions within authentic settings, as players make more decisions and have more opportunities to find their game personality.

We are excited to be able to provide a safe and progressive recreational soccer program that will help keep your son and daughter engaged in physical activity, enjoying soccer with their peers and improving their competence and confidence over the summer months.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

WMSC relies on the generosity of volunteer coaches for our Recreational House League soccer programs. Volunteering is a terrific way to get involved in soccer, while at the same time supporting your club and your community. Coaches, if you are not the primary account holder in the Power Up registration system,  you are required to have an individual account with a unique email address. Once you have created your profile you can volunteer with the club by clicking the VOLUNTEER NOW in the main menu. Returning coaches – please use your current coaching profile.


WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Each player receives a full uniform (shirt, shorts, socks) Ontario Soccer Registration & Insurance Paid Coaching Staff – Day 2
Each player receives a ball Participation Medal   Field Costs
Year-End Festival: To be confirmed – if permitted in 2021

TEAMMATE REQUEST

WMSC will make every effort to accommodate placement on a team with ONE other registered player if submitted by the April 30th deadline.  All teammate requests must be one-to-one reciprocated requests. One-sided requests will not be considered. Should you have special circumstances or medical conditions that merit special consideration, please provide a note in writing once your registration has been completed. WMSC Teammate Request Policy


FACE MASKS

Players must wear a mask as they enter RIM Park and are led to the field as well as in any common areas (ie washrooms). During the program, players may continue to wear their face masks. At this time, it is not mandatory to wear a face mask during training. If your child will be removing their mask during training, the advice provided by medical practitioners is to ensure it is kept in a zip-locked bag or small
Tupperware container where it can be sealed. If this is decided for your player as an option, please have them bring one of the above with them to put their mask into whilst on the field.

** As the guidelines surrounding COVID-19 are fluid, these recommendations could change at any time **