U9-U12 Learn to Train

These weekday sessions are specifically geared for boys and girls born from 2007 to 2010. 

This program aligns with Ontario Soccer’s Learn to Train program and is supervised by WMSC’s Technical Staff. Parent volunteers are needed to coach at these ages. The Club will provide 2 Club Led coaching sessions by our qualified technical staff throughout the season at the U9/10 and U12 age groups.

WMSC utilizes volunteer coaches for our Recreational 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 PowerUp 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.


Age Group Division Day* and Times Session Length Dates Location Early Bird Fee until Fee after March 31
2009-2010 U9/U10 Boys Mon/Wed at 6 pm
Tues/Thurs at 7:15 pm
1 hour

May 13 – July 27

May 14 – July 27

or Waterloo Pk
 $235  $260
2009-2010 U9/U10 Girls Mon/Wed at 7:15 pm
Tues/Thurs at 6 pm
1 hour

May 13 – July 27

May 14 – July 27

or Waterloo Pk
 $235  $260
2007-2008 U11/U12
Tue/Thurs at both 6 pm and 7:15 pm 1 hour May 14– July 27 Creekside  $235  $260
2007-2008 U11/U12
Mon/Wed at both 6 pm and 7:15 pm 1 hour

May 13 – July 27


Creekside  $235  $260

*Dates and times subject to change based on field availability/registration numbers*
*Sessions will not be held on long weekends*
Schedules will be available through your PowerUp account on or about May 1st, 2019*


Session One Session Two Session Three
Session Four Session Five Session Six
Session Seven Session Eight Session Nine
Session Ten Session Eleven Session Twelve
Session Thirteen

This stage is an optimal window for train-ability of speed, flexibility, and skills. Physical training should focus on developing these qualities. Technical training focuses on building a greater repertoire of soccer-related movements within the context of basic soccer games. Skill demonstration is very important, and the players learn best by “doing.” Players move from being self-centered to self-critical, and they have a high arousal level during basic skills training.

This is also an important time to teach basic principles of play and to establish a training ethic and discipline. Repetitions are important to develop technical excellence, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still essential for stimulating learning

Playing situations work best for teaching understanding and building basic game sense.

  • Emphasis is on fun, exercise, teamwork, continued skill development
  • Encourage decision making
  • Teach basic principles of play, teach simple combinations
  • During games, everyone must play equal time
  • Try all team positions, including goalkeeping
  • No scores or standings are kept

U9 – U10 Learn To Train 
U11 – U12 Learn To Train

To celebrate the involvement of our players who have been playing in the U9 – U12 Learn to Train division, the annual Waterloo United Soccer Festival is scheduled to take place at RIM Park on Saturday, July 27th, 2019. The dates and times are in your Family Calendar in PowerUp. Activities planned for the day include mini soccer games, food services, and sponsor demonstrations. All players will receive a medal to celebrate the season. The end of season festival is an excellent way to round off the season. It’s always a lively event and sure to be great fun.

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


  • Volunteer coach directed session
  • 2 Club Led coaching sessions by our qualified technical staff;
  • Each player receives a complete uniform (shirt, shorts, jersey)
  • U9/10’s play 7v7 with goalkeeper;
  • U12’s play 9v9 with goalkeeper
  • Each player receives a soccer ball
  • Referees on game days
  • Each player receives a participation medal at the end of the season
  • End of Season Festival July 27, 2019
  • Quality outdoor facility
  • The U9/10 & U11/12 programs run for 11 weeks
  • No item of jewellery may be worn on the field (medic alert excluded). Earrings must be removed; taping of earrings is not permitted.

Curriculum to support volunteer coaches.


Creating The Best Environment

4 Corner Holistic Development Model

Ontario Soccer Player Development Model