Summer Outdoor 2018
Soccer Skills Development & Leagues for Youth
We use Lions Park field 1 and 2 for most age groups, using multi-coloured touchlines to mark age specific fields. Here are field layouts for Mondays&Wednesdays and Tuesdays&Thursdays. U12s play games at Drumquin Park or Bronte Meadow, due to their special field size.
What are the important dates to remember?
Season begins on or after Victoria Day. There are no activities on holidays.
All U4 to U10 groups finish on Saturday, August 25th with a special festival day at Lions Park.
All U14 teams will finish with a tournament on August 25-26th at one of the league member clubs.
All U12 and U16 teams will finish with a tournament on August 18-19th at one of the member clubs in the Escarpment Soccer League. Awards are presented at the tournament for every player.
All U18s will play in the MSA Adult league which ends end-August to mid-September. Winning teams will receive a player/team award.
Who is coaching my child?
We utilize volunteer and paid coaches, both of which have been trained through age appropriate courses delivered by the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA). Coaches have to have a soccer background in order to be able to demonstrate the skills they are teaching. MSA has developed a training plan for the season, which standardizes each training session across teams and provides coaches the proper pathway during the season. This training plan follows the Long-term Player Development (LTPD) guidelines put forth by the Canadian and Ontario Soccer Associations.
What are training and games days? How much are the fees:
MU4s (co-ed; 2015-14): Tuesdays 6:30-7:15PM – $220**
BU6s (2013-12;Boys): Mondays 6:30PM-7:30PM – $235
GU6s (2013-12;Girls): Thursdays 6:30PM-7:30PM – $235
BU8s (20011-10;Boys): Tuesdays training and Thursdays games 6:30PM-7:15PM – $250
GU8 (20011-10;Girls): Mondays training and Wednesdays games 6:30PM-7:15PM – $250
BU10 (2009-8;Boys): Mondays training and Wednesdays games* 7:15PM-8:15PM – $280
GU10 (2009-8;Girls): Mondays training and Wednesdays games* 7:15PM-8:15PM – $280
BU12 (2007-6;Boys): Tues. games** 6:30PM-7:45PM and Thurs. training 7:15PM-8:30PM – $295
GU12 (2007-6;Girls): Mon. games** 6:30PM-7:45PM and Wednesdays training 6:30PM-8:00PM – $295
BU14 (2005-4;Boys): Tues. training 7:00PM-8:30PM and Thurs. games** 6:30PM start – $300
GU14 (2005-4;Girls): Monday training 7:15PM – 8:45PM and Wed. games ** 6:30PM start – $300
BU16 (2003-2;Boys): Monday games** 7 or 9PM start and Wednesdays training – $300
GU18 (2001 or older;Girls): Monday games*** 7 or 9PM start – no training – $245
BU18 (2001 or older;Boys): Sunday games*** 2pm,4pm,6pm start – no training – $225
NOTE: All game times U10-U18 are approximate as determined by league.
Taxes, uniform and player award^, and OSA fees included.
* = league play with home games in Milton and away games within 30 mins drive
**= league play with home games in Milton and away games within 50 mins drive
***=all league games are in Milton as part of our adult league. Make-up games due to rain-outs may be scheduled during the week.
****= Must be 3 when program starts
^ = player awards for all U4-U12 players; awards for league and Cup winners in U14 and above
What are MSA’s objectives for your child this summer?
U6s will focus on more fundamental movement skills, touches with the ball and play 15 minutes of 3v3 games (boys and girls will be separated on different days).
U8s will start a two day a week program, with 45 minutes of training and 2*20 mins games. This is when training is paramount to work on ball skills. Games are 5v5 and serve as an introduction to the sport. Players will have fun and make friends on their team. The concept of winning and losing is carefully introduced (no scores – no standings).
U10s train for 60 minutes and play 7v7 games for 2*25 mins. We expect stronger participation in training sessions focussing on passing/receiving/shooting. Rudimentary formations will be introduced. SOme FIFA Laws of the Game will be explained.
U12s practice for 75 mins and play 9v9 in a 2*35 mins match. Training focusses on ball handling under pressure of the opponent, decision making, passing over distance, finishing. More complex FIFA Laws of the Game are explained (eg. offside).
U14s-U16s practice for 90 minutes and play 11v11 for 2*40 or 2*45 mins respectively. Main focus is moving the ball quickly and accurately, set plays, more complex play, full FIFA laws of the Game. This is when soccer begins. Friendships are ingrained among returning players and new kids make new friends. The concept of team work is introduced and becomes apparent to all.
U18s: It’s game time! Players in this age group are typically busy with other life-work events but still like to play and stay in shape. Players join the MSA Adult league and all games are on local fields.
Do you have an Adult League?