Welcome to Summer Soccer
**Please note this is a parent and child class – each child must have an adult accompany and
participate with them each week **
Please arrive a few minutes early so your player is ready to participate at the scheduled program start time.
*Program Dates may be affected by situations beyond our control (for example Covid, or inclement weather/field closures by township). Although we do our best to run all weeks, the total number number of sessions is not guaranteed.
*U3 Programming will not occur Sunday July 3 and Sunday July 31
Please join us for a high energy, fun filled session for your little one that will kick off their journey in
sport and will introduce the beginning concepts within soccer. We use songs and fun games to develop
players’ balance, coordination, movement, ability to follow simple instructions, and increase their
independence and confidence.
This is a parent and tot class. You will be your child’s sporting partner for each session. You are directly involved in each class led by our enthusiastic soccer coaches. Sessions are 45 min in length.
All sessions take a holistic approach to developing our young athletes focusing on the Four Corner Long
Term Player Development (LTPD) model which consists of technical, psychological, physical, and
social/emotional components. The Four Corner approach places the player at the centre of the
development process with soccer experiences that meet their four key needs. By implementing the
LTPD philosophy, supported by good coaching methodology, players will benefit from, and enjoy their
practice sessions. All sessions will focus on player development in a low stress, supportive, positive, fun,
and safe environment.
Please note small-sided soccer games will not be introduced until our U6 program.
Registration includes a tshirt. These will be handed out on the first day when players will meet their coaches and program leader. Players should wear clothing suitable for physical activity.
Shin guards are not mandatory equipment for your player. Players must wear either running
shoes, we do not recommend cleats for this age. All players are provided with a ball to use during each session.
Each player needs a medical form on file in case of emergencies.
Photo Day- June 18, 2022
Each registered player will receive one free group and one free individual photo. The schedule will be posted on the RFC website and will be sent via email to all registrants. Please note there are no retake or alternate days.
Our soccer program runs rain or shine. Please check our RFC website home page, your email and club social media sites for up-to-date information on cancellations and field closures. Soccer can be cancelled for the following reasons:
- Thunder and/or Lightning at the field. In the event of thunder and/or lightning, RFC adheres to the Canada Soccer Lightning Safety / Severe Weather Policy. The decision to suspend a session and/or game will be made by senior referees (for matches) and head coaches (for training), and they are advised to take a “better safe than sorry” approach during electrical storms. All parties are advised to take shelter in a safe location right away and club activities must not resume until 30 minutes after the last thunder or lightning.
- Excessive rain (our township determines field status daily by 2pm – and may opt to close fields as necessary to prevent damage to the playing surfaces)
Training sessions suspended or cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled.
This age group requires that a parent/guardian MUST participate with their child each week.
For safety, all jewelry, except for medical alert bracelets and necklaces, must be removed prior
to soccer, including piercings. Activity Trackers or ‘Fit Bits’ may not be worn.