U10-U13 LEARN TO TRAIN OUTDOOR (2023)

The Learn to Train age groups are regarded as the “golden age of learning” as the players have a greater capacity to learn new skills. This is the beginning of the Learn to Train stage of the Long Term Player Development Model and a lot of the practices are spent working on technique, encouraging the players to “think the game” and improving their ability as movers. Our weekday programs are specifically geared for players born between 2010 – 2013.    Spaces are limited – register early to avoid disappointment.

 Players in the Skills Centre development program cannot register for this program.
As the guidelines surrounding COVID-19 are fluid,  recommendations could change at any time.


PROGRAM INFORMATION 
AGE GROUP BORN PLAY DAYS DATES START TIME (Parents Select) SESSION LENGTHS
U10/U11 Girls 2012/2013 Tuesdays
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Thursdays
May 30 – Aug 10 6pm or 7:15pm 60 min
U10/U11 Boys 2012/2013 Mondays
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Wednesdays
May 29 – Aug 9 6pm or 7:15pm 60 min
U12/U13 Girls 2010/2011 Mondays
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Wednesdays
May 29 Aug 9 6pm & 7:15pm 60 min
U12/U13 Boys 2010/2011 Tuesdays
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Thursdays
May 30- Aug 10 6pm & 7:15pm 60 min

** Players cannot register for a single day only **
** Dates and times subject to change based on field availability/registration numbers. Player Schedules will be released on or about May 16th and can be accessed via your Powerup Account **

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Waterloo United presents an outdoor recreational program led by a combination of Skill Instructors and volunteer coaches and following a curriculum developed by The Technical Director and approved by Canada Soccer. Our approach incorporates research-approved strategies to help keep kids engaged, develop coordination, adaptability and skill while having fun and building psych-social skills.

What can you expect:

DAY 1 – MONDAY/TUESDAY
    • Paid Coaching Staff
    • The first 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.
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
    • Sessions will commence with a warm-up.
    • Game format either 7v7 or 9v9 depending on age group, with match officials.
    • Volunteer/Parent coaches are required.

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.

If your child is registered in the House League Program, consider becoming the coach for their team! Our volunteer coaches do not need to have any formal soccer or coaching experience to be a part of the team. All that is needed is positivity, enthusiasm and a supportive attitude! Our volunteer coaches are assigned one team, and every week during the games, that individual helps get the team ready for their game with a quick warmup and provides guidance and support during the game. Match officials are provided for all games.

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 -> Team Official Application 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 2023


TEAMMATE REQUEST

WMSC will make every effort to accommodate placement on a team with ONE other registered player if submitted by the April 15th 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


FEE ASSISTANCE

The City of Waterloo Fee Assistance Leisure Access Program is a program of financial support for permanent residents with low income living in Waterloo, that helps individuals participate in the City of Waterloo recreational and affiliated minor sport and arts programs. The assistance is given in the form of a credit to eligible individuals. Eligibility is based on total family income.  Waterloo Minor Soccer Club wishes to acknowledge the contributions of the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families Jumpstart Program.



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