NOTE: There is no program on August long weekend. Program start and end dates may be affected by Covid restrictions. All registrants will be contacted and offered a choice of time slot in order of date of registration
Session #2 was changed from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning by popular demand.
Teams practise and play on the same day.
Practice time/skills development – all players have a ball supplied for practice. RFC Technical Director, former pro Aaron ‘AZZA’ Kerr, has designed a training program that will introduce them to basic soccer and physical literacy concepts – parents are always welcome to participate! Session are led by professional coaches. Our coach volunteers participate in working with their teams.
Long Term Player Development, U4 play 3v3 with no goal keeper-meaning more playing time, more ‘touches’ for each player with the ball during a game atmosphere. We do not keep scores – the players are all encouraged to have fun and the only rules enforced are which direction to run and reminders of “feet only”.
Each player will be placed on a team with two coach volunteers, depending on numbers. Each week after the practice portion, they will participate in a game against another team from the same age group.
By implementing the LTPD philosophy, supported by good coaching methodology, players will benefit from and enjoy practice sessions more. All sessions will focus on player development in a low stress, supportive, positive, fun‐filled and safe environment.
During the practices, players will spend an allotted time at each station having fun, being introduced to and developing specific skills and qualities before moving onto the next station. By using station work, we create an environment where players are continually motivated and that they are continually challenged.
All sessions take a holistic approach to developing our young athletes focusing on the Four Corner LTPD model which consists of technical, psychological, physical and social/emotional components. The Four Corner approach places the player at the center of the development process with soccer experiences that meet the four key needs of the player.