Summer Outdoor 2020
Soccer Skills Development & Leagues for Youth
(we have extended registration until May 15th during the COVID-19 situation and eliminated the $20 late fee)
Always contact your coach for details and potential changes to plan. Coaches will contact you 7 days before start of season (send us an email if you haven’t been contacted)
|Age||Birth Year||Day of week||Fee||Start Date||End Date||Start time / duration||League|
|MU4 (co-ed)*||2016||Tuesday||210||May 26, 2020||July 28, 2020||6:30PM / 45 mins||House league/Lions Park|
|MU6 (co-ed)*||2014-15||Thursday||220||May 28, 2020||July 30, 2020||6:30PM / 55 mins||House league/Lions Park|
|MU8 (co-ed)*||2012-13||Monday +|
|265||May 25, 2020||Aug 19, 2020||6:30PM / 45 mins||House league/Lions Park|
|MU10 (co-ed)*||2010-11||Monday +|
|280||May 25, 2020||Aug 19, 2020||7:30PM / 55 mins||Escarpment Soccer League|
|MU12 (co-ed)*||2008-9||Tuesday +|
|305||May 28, 2020||Aug 28, 2020||6:30 or 7:30PM / 70 mins ||Escarpment Soccer League|
|BU14 (Boys)||2006-7||Tuesday +|
|320||May 28, 2020||Aug 28, 2020||7:00 or 7:30PM / 80 mins||Escarpment Soccer League|
|NOTE: No games/training at Lions Park 1 and 2 from Aug 3rd until 7th because Town closes fields for maintenance. No sessions on holidays.|
|* co-ed groups: if enough girls register, we may create a girls only group. This will not be known until season starts, so be prepared to play co-ed.|
|Save 5% credit card processing fee if you pay by etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (set secret answer to MSA2020)|
|%5 Credit Card processing fee will be added to online payments. Avoid fee by EFT (ètransfer`) to email@example.com; set secret answer to MSA2020; state child`s name and birth date in EFT;
EFT payment must be sent immediately - timestamps of EFT are used to prioritize registrations . Paying online with a credit card incurs 5% additional fee
What are the important dates to remember?
Season begins on or after Victoria Day, May 18, 2020. There are no activities on holidays, and on Lions Park field 1 and 2 during Aug 3-7th, 2020 because town closes fields for maintenance. Rain-outs (if Town closes fields) in U4-U12 cannot be made up; league games in U14+ will be, if possible.
All U8 to U12 groups finish with a festival.
All U14-16 teams will finish with a tournament on a week-end in August or September at one of the league member clubs. Dates are determined by hosting club and are known in May. Details will be posted on the league website Escarpment Soccer League.
Teams in U10 – U16 will play home and away games. Away games are at clubs north of the 401 and you will need transportation to and from these clubs.
All U18s will play in the MSA Adult league
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.
Taxes, uniform and player award^, and all governance fees included.
Credit card processing fee of 5% will be added unless you pay by etransfer.
What are MSA’s objectives for your child this summer?
U4s will focus on more fundamental movement skills, touches with the ball, and being part of a team.
U6s will focus on more fundamental movement skills, touches with the ball and 3v3 games.
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 55 minutes and play 7v7 games for 2*25 mins. We expect stronger participation in training sessions focusing on passing/receiving/shooting. Rudimentary formations will be introduced. Some FIFA Laws of the Game will be explained.
U12s practice for 70 mins and play 9v9 in a 2*30 mins match. Training focuses 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 practice for 80 minutes and play 11v11 for 2*40 mins. 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?