|| Tournament Options
|| Go Logowear Mini World Cup - TBA
|| Team photos schedule - coming in October |
Welcome to the 2012-13 Indoor Soccer Season!
U10 Boys, U10 Girls Development Program
(revised Sept 4)
|For Players Born in:
||2003, 2004 |
||One game and minimum 2 training sessions per week. Additional GK training Saturday mornings. Teams enter at least 1 tournament|
||This is a training based program based on LTPD model. It is dedicated to developing proper technique/skills in players at a young age so they may compete at the highest possible level as they mature & are of the age to be selected for club teams, provincial teams, national teams, and scouted by colleges & universities. IE Focus is not on building the best team in U10, it is rightly focused on building the best player.|
Although teams are formed & placed in leagues, this is solely for the enjoyment of players & parents & in no way should game wins/losses become an indication of how well a player is doing. Focus is purely on perfecting individual technique, developing a strong set of skills & learning to train. Parents must understand that game tactics & positioning will be covered as players progress through the years & must come secondary at these younger ages so players have the opportunity to master the skills that remain the same no matter where a player is on the field. Trapping, receiving, striking, transition, 1v1 defending & attacking principles, etc.
There is a Technical Coach in charge of each gender. NEW The Technical Coach will lead training sessions & a selection of games for each team through the season. Our experienced team of youth Staff Coaches will also be involved during training & possibly some of the games.
A parent Coach is also required for each team. Applicants must be prepared to allow Technical Coaches to take the lead when they are present at games and training. Parent Coaches are also expected to pursue certification courses (paid for by SASA). We will endeavor to select the most qualified parent coaches wanting to work with us each season. Applications are now being accepted. If you are interested in mentoring/working with us in this program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org listing your experience/qualificiations/certification.
Teams play in EIYSA League
Evaluations Sept 19-22 will only be needed if 3 or more teams have to be formed and/or splitting to age specific teams is not possible due to numbers.
SASA will contact registrants September 17th at the latest by email to confirm whether evaluations will be needed
Teams will be formed based on the following principle:
1 primarily 1st year team (2004)
1 primarily 2nd year team (2003)
There may be some exceptions to age specificity based on the skill level of players & numbers in each birth year.
Additional teams, if needed, will be formed with remaining players in combined birth years & placed in the league that best meets their need for development. IE possibly EIYSA but could also be EMSA Community league which offers the flexibility of seeding up or down based on how well a team does. Training will be the same no matter which league they are in. This is simply a recognition that varying levels of skill will exist & having some success in league play is desired for all teams if possible.
||EIYSA has not yet announced playing days. They are offering a varied developmental program this year with 6 weeks of Futsal games, 6 weeks of Indoor Arena boarded soccer and a 5 - 6 week break in the middle where teams may choose to enter tournaments or use exhibition games to supplement their own development program. |
EMSA Community league plays Saturdays.
||Tentatively set for Wednesdays at 5:00, 5:30 or 6:30 and Fridays at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 With October also incorporating Saturday mornings for an additional session until league games begin for EIYSA teams. Training is at Servus Place. League schedules are provided mid October for EIYSA, Oct 10th for EMSA. If changes to training dates are needed once schedules are released - adjustments will be made. Additional training is possible in local school gyms. Particularly 1 up sessions in gyms at the beginning of each style of game providing coaches and/or players with an introduction to Futsal or Indoor Arena Soccer on an as needed basis.|
||October 12 - March 1 (based on league) EIYSA games begin Nov 3. EMSA games begin Oct 13. No scheduled training during Xmas break December 22 through January 5|
||$250 Early Bird Rate to Sept 17 + $250 Program Fee due Dec 1(covers practice field rentals, licenced coaches for training sessions & EIYSA league differential) Add $30 Sept 18 to base registration fee - early bird ends. |
NEW this season
Balls($14) U10 Dev String Bags ($15) are no longer included within fees as many players already have these items.
New players to the program may purchase these at registration or may drop by in October during business hours to purchase gear later.
|Contact by Coach:
||Expect to be contacted by your coach in early October. It is imperative your email address is correct. Please provide updates|
||Indoor soccer shoes, shin guards, soccer socks, royal blue socks and shorts. Players bring their own water bottle. |
Additional gear to purchase when entering program: Size 4 Soccer ball ($14) for additional practice at home, U10 Development String Bag ($15)
||Teams are gender specific & age specific for the first 2 teams (within reason) 3rd or subsequent teams will be formed on an as needed basis & evaluations used to determine where this mixed birth year team/s will play.|
||Although training is provided by licensed Technical Coaches, each team is headed up by a volunteer coach for game day and for organizational purposes. If you have coaching and/or high level playing experience, please sign up to coach. This is an excellent opportunity to mentor under licensed coaches with many years of playing and coaching experience. Volunteer parent coaches look after game day when the Technical Coach is not available, tournaments, and delegate/oversee the on-going management of their team. |
Note: U10 Development coaches are expected to pursue licensing courses as a minimum licensing is required for the EIYSA league.
To assist members, we have set up a room in our clubhouse with donated soccer shoes, socks, shorts. Please visit this room when you register and help yourself to anything that fits. This is a free service. Donations of gently used equipment also welcome.
SDI Photographers have been booked for team photos. Times are limited so teams are asked to make sure to attend their scheduled session. Purchase is optional.
General Program Information:
|This program is for the more dedicated player with above average skills. It is training based and requires a much larger commitment of time and resources. All training sessions are under the direction of a licensed Technical Coach with the assistance of Youth Staff Coaches who play soccer at a high level. A practice T shirt is provided to players when they first enter this program (not every season). Players may also purchase additional customized gear or soccer balls from SASA directly as they see fit. Tournaments are at the discretion/cost of individual teams.|
|U10 Development Teams in EIYSA play a split season with 6 weeks of Futsal a 5 to 6 week break and 6 weeks of Indoor Arena Boarded Soccer. (order may be reversed)|
|Each team needs a minimum of 1 volunteer coach, 1 team manager, plus a volunteer bench mom or dad if the coaches are not the same gender as the team. 1 volunteer assistant coach or co-coach is also helpful. |
|All teams playing in Edmonton facilities - spectator fee applies|
As Edmonton Soccer facilities are not subsidized by the government, a spectator fee applies for all games. Season passes can be purchased at any of the 3 Edmonton facilities when they are open for games. Full details for the EMSA league can be found at www.edmontonsoccer.com Full details for the EIYSA league can be found at www.eiysa.org Coaches and parents are encouraged to visit these websites regularly for schedules and updates all season long.
|Time slots are 55 minutes long. Teams play 2 x 25 minute halves with a brief half time. The last 5 minutes of each hour between time slots is for transition of teams coming on to the field and teams leaving the field. |
|Training is in St. Albert, however the majority of league games will be played in Edmonton with the occasional game in Spruce Grove or Sherwood Park also possible.|
|Teams placed in the EIYSA League - game dates have not yet been set. Training days, if affected, will be moved to complement whatever schedule is determined by EIYSA. If there are 3 or more teams in a gender, Evaluations determine how many teams will play in EIYSA and how many will play in the EMSA. Both are excellent leagues with the EMSA Saturday league providing flexibilility for teams to move up and down depending on how well they are doing. (Initial round is random teams assigned in groups of 5 or 6. This is followed by 3 seeding rounds) NOTE: As Spruce Grove is also a member of EMSA, there is a possibility of games in Spruce Grove. |
|EIYSA Player Cards |
Players will be required to obtain an EIYSA Player Card prior to their first game. Details will be provided through your team's coach. Proof of birthdate is required. Must be legal document such as a birth certificate, passport, etc.
|Parents not volunteering, will only be able to enjoy the games from the upstairs stands as only registered team officials and players are allowed on the field. |
|Referee Liaison Program is Mandatory|
Referees for U10 Development will be a mix of youth in training with more experienced mentors. As this is a mentor program as much for the young referees as it is for the players on the field learning the game, Parents and Coaches - please be kind. If you have feedback on a referee, good or bad - put them in writing to EMSA. Please - no negative comments during a game. If we all work together, these young refs will continue to improve with experience and training to become an asset for all programs. Thanks in advance for doing your part!
|Volunteer Coaches are required. If you have coaching and/or high level playing experience, please sign up to help. |
This is an excellent mentor program for coaches too, as they will be working under the direction of a licensed Program Coach with the assistance of youth staff coaches who have played soccer at a high level.
|A Criminal Records Check is required for all coaches|
Please pick up your volunteer letter of introduction for the RCMP or EPS when you sign up at registration.
|Go Logowear Mini World Cup - Tentatively set for Friday February 24th as long as parents step up to organize. |
If parent volunteers are willing to organize this, the Go Logowear Mini World Cup will once again be offered on the final Friday training day. This is a fantastic 3 v 3 event that you won't want to miss. Further details will be provided to coaches in early January.
|Coach Appreciation Social - tentatively set for Servus Place, March 10, 2012 |
The evening begins with a drop in soccer game for coaches followed by a social upstairs in the restaurant/lounge. Snacks, drinks, and prizes provided!
|A sponsor is needed for this program. |
Interested sponsors could provide custom logo'd soccer balls and/or training shirts. Jersey logo options are also available.
Do you have an empty warehouse not currently in use? We are looking for ways to reduce facility costs as field rentals are the #1 cost in the indoor program.
Please contact email@example.com if you can help.
Created by: Executive Director -- Last updated:Sep 05, 2012