U3-U6 ACTIVE START OUTDOOR (2023)

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 2020-2017. 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 2020 Saturdays  May 27 – Aug 12 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 May 15 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  SESSION LENGTH
U4/U5 CO-ED 2018/2019 Saturdays May 27-Aug 12 10am & 11:15am (times rotate weekly) 50 min
U6 Boys 2017 Saturdays May 27 – Aug 12 12:30pm-1:30pm 50 min
U6 Girls 2017 Saturdays May 27 – Aug 12 1:45pm-2:45pm 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 2018/2019 Saturdays (as above) Wednesdays May 31 – Aug 9 5:00pm 50 min
U6 Boys
2017 Saturdays (as above) Thursdays June – Aug 10 5:00pm 50 min
U6 Girls 2017 Saturdays (as above) Thursdays June 1 – Aug 10 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 May 16th 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 game leaders 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 game 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.


Volunteer Now – Game Leaders Needed!

The Game Leader program creates opportunities for parents to get involved with their child’s sport, and has been designed by Ontario Soccer Grassroots, Referee and Coaching departments. It is supported and endorsed by the Canadian Soccer Association.

The Game Leader will be trained to achieve a few objectives on the field:

  • Enable children to have a fun and rewarding experience while competing in small sided games.
  • Ensure player safety.
  • Implement simplified rules while keeping the game moving — limiting stoppages and assisting the young players with all restarts.

Completing the Game Leader training is very simple. The entire online process of watching the video, completing the quiz, printing your Game Leader Certificate and printing/saving your Game Leader booklet should take no longer than 35 minutes.

Game Leaders, 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 volunteers – 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.


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


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