U9 (2011 Born) Information

Program Description:

Our U9 program operates during the winter and summer seasons. Program accepts all players. Players will receive 3 training sessions per week plus a game as part of their program. Program last between 36-38 weeks a year between summer and winter season. Registration is paid prior to the start of the season. Entrance into this program is done through assessment sessions.

At the U9 age group, children gradually begin to change from being self-centered to self-critical and develop the need for group games. The motivation to learn basic skills is very high at this age. The game itself should be central to all technical training. Small-sided games, which provide the right amount of pressure for the child’s level of development, are more appropriate. These players start to move from the how (technique) to when, where, with whom and against whom (skill – tactics).

The U9 program overall objective is to create a developmental environment for every player that matches their individual playing needs and abilities.

Cost: Communicated by the program leader prior to the start of the season

What does the fee include:

  • Club registration
  • Field costs
  • Coaching costs
  • League entry costs
  • Referee costs
  • Uniform
  • Pictures
  • End of season banquet

Parents to provide:

  • Soccer equipment
  • Contributions to team budget for extra tournaments/festivals and team events

Coaches:

Boys

Program Leader – Jarek Whiteman – jarek.whiteman@hotmail.com

Girls

Program Leader – Haley Walsh – haley.w_616@hotmail.com

Age group Objectives:

  • Have Fun
  • Learn to compete
  • Develop technique and skill
  • Perform skill under pressure
  • Basic attacking and defending tactics 1 v 1 up to 3 v 3