|Schedules - coming mid April
|| Tournament Options
|| Go Logowear Mini World Cup - TBD
|| Team Photos - Date TBA|
Welcome to the 2013 Outdoor Soccer Season!
U10 Boys, U10 Girls Advanced
|For Players Born in:
||2003, 2004 |
Note to Parents:
|U10 Development Program is in line with the CSA LTPD (Long Term Player Development) Wellness to World Cup Program. Training for ALL teams is provided by Licensed Coaches along with our team of qualified youth Staff Coaches. The emphasis of this program is on training and learning to train and is designed for the above average player who wants to commit more time to their own development with future opportunities in mind. Teams will be formed and competitive games played; however, stats will not be kept and these games will be used primarily as a measurement of individual improvement only. |
Training sessions will focus on:
Physical Improving agility and speed
Technical Building a greater repertoire of soccer skills
Tactical Develop space awareness, encouraging decision making, simple combination plays
Mental Developing intrinsic motivation, creativity, imagination and a desire to play
||One game and minimum 2 training sessions per week. Additional GK training Saturdays 9:30 a.m. Most teams enter a tournament|
|Game Day (revised):
||Friday evenings in May & June, moving to drop in format one evening per week in July (day of week to be determined). EIYSA teams play Saturdays and league runs until 3rd week of July|
||Girls: Mon/Wed 6:15 - 7:45 Boys: Tues/Thurs 6:15 - 7:45 Some Sundays possible. Training is at Flagstone.|
||April - July |
||$200 Early Bird Rate to Feb 28 Mar 1 - early bird ends, add $50|
$115 Program Fee dated April 15 also applies to cover licenced/qualified coaches for training sessions, equipment and extra field rental times for training.
$ 50 EIYSA League Fee applies if accepting a full time invitation to this team (note - season is also longer for players on this team)
||All U10 Development teams are formed using evaluations. Because of this, U10 Development registrants must attend Evaluations March 11 & 14 for boys, with a 3rd session on the 18th possible for some, March 12 & 18 for girls with a session the 19th possible for some. Players asked to attend the final session will be notified by email & names will be posted on our website. Dates and times have been added to the Impact Tryout schedule. Skill levels and the ability to balance teams within our internal league is a major consideration. For this reason - pairing requests are not possible. Players not able to attend ALL scheduled evaluations for their gender should contact email@example.com |
|Contact by Coach:
||Expect to be contacted by your coach mid April. It is imperative your email address is correct. Please provide updates|
||Outdoor soccer shoes, shin guards, soccer socks, royal blue socks, royal blue shorts. Players bring their own water bottle. |
Optional items that can be purchased at SASA: Customized string bag to carry gear ($15), size 4 ball ($13), Impact blue shorts ($25)
||Although training is provided by licensed Program Coaches, all teams with the exception of the external league teams are headed up by a volunteer parent coach for game day and for organizational purposes. Coaches look after game day, tournaments, and delegate/oversee the on-going management of the team. |
U10 Development Coaches and assistants should be positive role models, team players, and must be willing to work closely with, and under the direction of our Licened Program Coaches. 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. If you have questions in this area, please contact 780.458.8973. Melody ext 127, Graham ext 121
Applications to coach in this program will be accepted with priority given to coaches willing to, or already certified through NCCP Courses and having a sincere desire to seek additional learning/training experiences which will assist them in becoming better coaches. SASA's Head Coach and Technical Director will oversee final selection of coaches for this program. Note: U10 Development coaches are expected to pursue LTPD (NCCP) Certification courses seasonally when offered. SASA covers all costs.
||There will be one team from each gender, primarily 2nd year players, pulled out to play in an external league (EIYSA or EMSA). All other teams will play in-house with challenge games every 2nd week vs teams in Sherwood Park. This format for the program is not only to ensure the players showing the most advanced skills in the beginning are challenged, but also to ensure those needing extra time to develop, get the time on the ball that they need. Parents not willing or able to make the extra commitment of time and money required for the EIYSA/EMSA team ($50 more plus team fees & season runs into early August) may select to remain in-house with no concerns about this decision. |
NOTE: Although a core group will be invited to play on the EIYSA/EMSA team, room will be left for guest players from the SASA League. Guest players will be selected based on skill/effort/attitude, and may vary as players develop within the program through the season. All players in the program train with qualified staff coaches.
||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 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:
|U10 Development Teams play7v7 with a dedicated goalkeeper. |
|Home games will be scheduled at Morgan Park in St. Albert. Length of games - 2 x 30 minute halves with a short break for half time. Referee provided.|
|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. |
|A practice T shirt will be provided to players when they first enter this program (not every season). Optional size 4 ball, and custom string bag can also be purchased from SASA office if you wish. Tournaments are at the discretion/cost of individual teams. |
|Parents not volunteering, will be able to enjoy the games from the sidelines. Positive cheering of all players welcome! |
|Players during ALL training sessions are required to put their water bottles and bags on the sideline OPPOSITE the parents. This is to ensure training time remains focused. |
|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!
Coach Certification Courses
Once again this season, SASA will be offering LTPD (NCCP) Coach Certification Courses specific to various ages and skill levels. These 4 courses are hands on, interesting, and require prior registration. As a volunteer for SASA, we will cover the cost of your registration if you attend. Sorry, we cannot cover Register: firstname.lastname@example.org
|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 - Season Wrap Up will take place only if volunteer Parents step up to organize. |
If parent volunteers are willing to organize this, the Go Logowear Mini World Cup will once again be offered. This is a fantastic 3 v 3 event that you won't want to miss. Further details will be provided to coaches once volunteers step up to organize and run this fun wrap up event. Hot dog lunches provided to all players and coaches that day. Note: If parents are not available to organize this event, the season wrap up will follow the same format as the Tournament of Champions for U12 and U14 Leagues.
|Coach Appreciation Social - June 28, 2013 |
Dues to the fact our fields are out of commission this year, the Coach Appreciation Social will take the form of a simple drop in, with goodies, 'pops' and the opportunity to visit & meet other coaches & volunteers in the Association. Hope to see you there.
|We do not currently have a sponsor for this program, but are looking for one. |
How does this program relate to Impact Club Soccer which begins in U12?
Although participation in the U10 Development program assures a skilled player has the opportunity to develop to the best of their ability, and will likely see a number of these dedicated players “making the cut” on club teams when they reach tryouts for the U12 Impact teams, participation in this program does not guarantee a spot on an Impact club soccer team. Please ensure your child knows this.
Impact teams are formed through open tryouts with the assistance of licensed independent evaluators to help Impact Coaches with player selections each season. With players often developing at different ages, and some choosing to stay in the community program despite having advanced skills, we never pre-determine who will or will not be selected for an Impact team. That is always decided at the time of tryouts.
Note to parents: Players not selected to a club team should not be discouraged from trying out again in the future. If they have a sincere desire to continue learning, attending high performance camps is recommended as there are many cases at all ages, of players “blossoming” later and replacing those who were no longer doing so well, or were no longer willing to make the commitment.
If you have any questions about this or any other aspect of the U10 Development Program or the U12-U18 Impact Program, please feel free to contact us.
· U10 Dev Program Assistant Marj Ormiston email@example.com
· Program Coach - Boys Cam Leverman firstname.lastname@example.org
· Program Coach - Girls Greg MacIntosh email@example.com
· Head Coach Graham Wood firstname.lastname@example.org
· Executive Director Melody Martyn email@example.com
· Impact Director Gilles Prefontaine firstname.lastname@example.org
· Technical Director Jamie Rochat email@example.com
Created by: Executive Director -- Last updated:Mar 15, 2013