U7 & U8/U9 FUNdamentals OUTDOOR (2023)

The objective of the FUNdamentals Program is to get children moving, develop fundamental movement skills and enjoying being physically active. Skill development at this stage should be well structured, positive and FUN and should concentrate on developing the ABCs of Agility, Balance and Coordination plus speed. Our weekday programs are specifically geared for players born between 2014 – 2016.    Spaces are limited – register early to avoid disappointment.

 ** Due to the double cohort rules, 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 DAYS OF PLAY DATES START TIME (parents select) SESSION LENGTHS
U7 Girls 2016 Mondays    &
Wednesdays
May 29 – Aug 9 6:00 pm 60 min
U7 Boys 2016 Mondays    & Wednesdays May 29 – Aug 9 6:00 pm 60 min
U8/U9 Girls 2014/2015 Tuesdays
&
Thursdays
May 30 – Aug 10 6:00 pm
or
7:15 pm
60 min
U8/U9 Boys 2014/2015 Tuesdays
&
Thursdays
May 30 – Aug 10 6:00 pm
or
7:15 pm
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 16 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.

DAY 1 – MONDAY/TUESDAY
    • 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.
    • Game play (approximately 40 min) will conclude each session, allowing players to learn through playing while applying skills in context. There are no scores or standings kept at these age groups.
    • Volunteer/Parent game leaders are required to lead the program on Day 1.
DAY 2 –  WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
    • 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 2022


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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