Fall/Winter Program Information

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2017 FALL PROGRAMS

FIRST KICKS  (2011 – 2014)  Tim Hortons Sponsored

New Players             Limited Experience              Returning Fall Players               

This is an entry level program for new players & players with limited soccer experience.

All sessions are led by technical staff coaches who will provide players with physical literacy elements around agility, balance & coordination and the commencement of soccer-specific foundation skills. Each session affords the opportunity to participate in a series of small-sided games, which are designed to be both tutored & free-play.

An ASA/Tim Hortons shirt will be provided to each participant along with a pair of soccer socks.

While licenced technical staff coaches are overseeing the program, parent volunteer coaches are required to act as facilitators in small group sessions.  No previous soccer experience is necessary as staff coaches will provide activities for each session.  As the club’s way of thanking these parent volunteers we provide these ‘new coaches’ with some club gear.

 DISCOVERIES  (2008 – 2010)  Bank of Montreal Sponsored

Limited Experience          Recreational Players          Graduating from First Kicks

 

This recreation-based program is designed for players with some experience of organized soccer.

The program combines technical skills training and game play. Teams formed in the Discoveries program will be coached by a parent-volunteer coach, but will receive the oversight and management of a club staff coach. 

While licenced technical staff coaches are overseeing the program, parent volunteer coaches are required to act as facilitators in small group sessions. As the club’s way of thanking these parent volunteers, we offer free registration to those completing the commitment for the entire program along with some club gear.

Boys and Girls will train at the same time but will be divided by gender.  This program follows the format of the Fall 2016 program.

A uniform is provided for each participant.

FALL DISCOVERIES ACADEMY     (2008 – 2010)

All Players

                   2008 – 2010 Born Players    Boys and Girls          Mondays                   5:30 – 6:30 pm

For dedicated and aspiring players looking to enhance their individual technical proficiency & physical literacy.

This program will supplement the team program training, which takes place during the week.

 FALL PROSPECTS     (2008 – 2009)

‘Invitation Only’

Fall Prospects     Fall Discoveries       Identified New Players

 

Building on the 2016 Fall Prospects program, the 2017.2018 Fall/Winter phase of Prospects also introduces the 2009 birth year to this development program.

This ‘invitation only’ program offers a full-time staff coach to lead each team with attendance at all training & games. The training program will enhance individual skills/techniques and will also provide for the introduction of basic team play & positional understanding.

All players receive an ASA uniform.

FALL SELECTS     (2006 – 2007)

‘Invitation Only’

Fall Super 8 Players       Development/Graduating Prospects Players

 

Dedicated and aspiring U11 (07) & U12 (06) players will be a part of the Spring Selects program. This ‘invitation only’ program offers a full-time staff coach to lead each team, with attendance at all games. 

All players receive an ASA uniform.

FALL/WINTER DIVISIONAL TEAM     (2001 – 2005)

Full Field Players                   Graduating U12 Players

All Divisional teams will receive 2 training sessions/wk and a weekend game.  Traditionally, boys games are on Saturdays, girls games on Sundays.   All sessions will be run by the appointed parent-volunteer coach. While licenced technical staff coaches are overseeing the program, parent volunteer coaches are required to oversee the teams. As the club’s way of thanking these parent volunteers, we offer free registration to those completing the commitment for the entire program along with some club gear.

Divisional teams may have the option to ‘hire’ a staff coach, on a full-time basis, based on availability. (cost on application).

All players receive an ASA uniform.

 

GOALKEEPER ACADEMY     (2002 – 2007)

All Players

 

This specialized GK training program is available to those with a passion for the position. Dedicated GK’s are encouraged to participate in this development opportunity, which offers excellent training & coaching from our male & female GK coaches. Footwork, handling, throwing, kicking, diving and positioning are just some of the areas to be covered in this program.

FALL and WINTER ‘STREET SOCCER’ LEAGUE (2002 – 2007)

New Players          Limited Experience                 Recreational Div 3 and 4 Players

This popular recreation program has been extended from the 2016 Fall season and the 2017 Spring season.

Each week, both sessions of the Street Soccer League will be game-based, offering games throughout the course of the program. The program is designed to allow for player based, fun, creative, and free flowing sessions allowing players to experiment, learn, and develop new skills in a recreational setting. No formal coaching sessions are scheduled although a licenced club coach oversees all aspects of the program and helps guide ongoing development individually and in group settings.

This program will be overseen by a Club Coach.  A Parent Volunteer Facilitator may be required for each ‘team’ to ensure players get fair playing time and are subbed on and off in an expedient manner.  These volunteers will also work together to ensure teams are ‘fair’.  No real knowledge of soccer is required by the Facilitators, just a sense of fair play. 

The philosophy behind small-sided games allows each player more touches on the ball, free movement on a smaller pitch, and lots of opportunities to score.

Total registrations from each age group will determine how teams and age groups will be formed.

All players receive an ASA tshirt.