2023 Outdoor Program Information


GRASSROOTS includes U5 and U7.

The Grassroots program is all about getting the youngest players out and playing with others in an atmosphere that encourages fun and ultimately developing a love for the game. With these age groups, basic skills are taught through various games.

The program is delivered in a “festival” format where a Canada Soccer licensed coach develops, provides and delivers the sessions with the help of volunteers. This allows for the development of the players and future coaches. At the end of each session, the players will be put into teams to have small sided games which will be used to implement the skills used during the training sessions.

The session plans are based on the Canada Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) and the Preferred Training Model. These are proven programs with formatting specific to the various age groups.

In the LTPD model, this age group is referred to as “Active Start”. For more information on the LTPD, please refer to

Alberta Soccer Association also provides the Preferred Training Method with additional information
for the various age groups:

U5 players have the choice of choosing (ONE) sessions on either Monday or Wednesday for the outdoor season.

U7 players will have (TWO) sessions a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the duration of the outdoor season.

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