Summer Outdoor 2017
Soccer Skills Development & Leagues for Youth (adults click here)
All sessions start on or after May 23, 2017 and are held at Lions Park Fields 1 and 2 and other centrally located parks (click here for facilities). We are no longer running our programs at the Croatian Park. Lions Park is central, with lots of parking and a good sanitary station. There is also a splash pad nearby.
Game schedules for U8s and up
Note that U4 and U6 play applied games in session as part of their development plan (see below for day of week).
Boys U8: all training on Tuesdays, games on Thursdays; click here -> BU8 Games
Girls U8: all training on Mondays, games on Wednesdays; click here -> GU8 Games
Boys & Girls U10 – U14: training at Lions, games and locations as per Escarpment Soccer League
What are the important dates to remember?
Season begins on or after May 23. There are no activities on holidays, which this year is on May 22nd and August 7th. Note that Canada Day is on a Saturday so we have soccer on Monday July 3rd.
Picture Day is Saturday June 3rd. Click here for your team’s time slot. Come 5-10 minutes prior fully dressed. You can order special packages from sales staff and take individual shots afterwards.
All U4 to U10 groups finish on Saturday, August 19th with a special festival day at Lions Park.
All U12 to U14 teams will finish with a tournament on August 26th-27th 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 mid-September. Winning teams will receive a player/team award.
Who is coaching my child?
We have a mix of volunteers and paid coaches, both of which have been trained through age appropriate Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) technical courses. 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.
What are training and games days? How much are the fees:
MU4s (2013-14;mixed^^): Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:15PM – $220
BU6s (2011-12;Boys): Mondays 6:30PM-7:30PM – $235
GU6s (2011-12;Girls): Thursdays 6:30PM-7:30PM – $235
BU8s (2009-10;Boys): Tuesdays training and Thursdays games 6:30PM-7:15PM – $250
GU8 (2009-10;Girls): Mondays training and Wednesdays games 6:30PM-7:15PM – $250
BU10 (2007-8;Boys): Mondays training and Wednesdays games* 7:15PM-8:15PM – $280
GU10 (2007-8;Girls): Mondays training and Wednesdays games* 7:15PM-8:15PM – $280
BU12 (2005-6;Boys): Tues. games** 6:30PM-7:45PM and Thurs. training 7:15PM-8:30PM – $295
GU12 (2005-6;Girls): Mon. games** 6:30PM-7:45PM and Thurs. training 7:15PM-8:30PM – $295
BU14 (2003-4;Boys): Tues. training 7:00PM-8:30PM and Thurs. games** 6:30PM start – $300
GU14 (2003-4;Girls): Monday training 7:15PM – 8:45PM and Wed. games ** 6:30PM start – $300
BU16 (2001-2;Boys): Monday games** 7 or 9PM start and Thurs. training 7:15PM-8:30PM – $300
GU18 (1999-2000;Girls): Monday games*** 7 or 9PM start – no training – $245
BU18 (1999-2000;Boys): Sunday games*** 2pm,4pm,6pm start – no training – $225
NOTE: All game times U10-U18 are approximate as determined by league.
Taxes, uniform, player photo, player award (for U4-U12), and OSA fees included.
^^= Child must be at least 3 years old on May 1st
* = league play with home games in Milton and away games within 30 mins drive
**= league play with home game sin 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.
What are MSA’s objectives for your child this summer?
U4s will focus on fundamental movement skills and touches with the ball, fun games.
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?