***The information below is what would occur during a "normal" fall/winter season, but due to COVID-19 the 2020 fall season may have some changes in certain areas***
2020 Fall Season: The U9 Boys and U10/11 Boys will be in separate cohorts. The U9/10/11 Girls will be in the same cohort.
The U9/10/11 Boys & Girls season usually begins the second weekend of September. Information will be confirmed during the week leading up to the start, and the season ends with the Graham Branton Jamboree in early March.
This schedule has been developed to allow 10 minutes between groups. All games MUST no later than 10 minutes to the hour in order to allow groups to start moving out before the next group arrives. When games run late, this creates parking issues and adds stress on the neighbourhood, as other groups coming in have no place to park and are forced to park deeper into the residential areas. Please help us to respect our neighbours!
- Parents should refrain from yelling instructions at the players during games - especially when they have the ball. Decision making and creativity are an important part of a young player's cognitive development, and shouting instructions such as "Shoot!" and "Go!" hinder this decision making process - and limits their technical repertoire. Please leave the coaching to the coaches.
- Parents, family and friends are to position themselves around the outside of the Braefoot Upper field. The central channels are for players and coaches only.
- Due to the side-to-side and unpredictable movements associated with dribbling, it is a great tool in the developing of physical literacy. Dribbling and ball control are an essential part of a young player's development, and should be balanced with passing technique at this age.
- Physical literacy is of the utmost importance at these young ages, and activities which require agility, balance and coordination are essential. "Drills" with long lines or standing are strongly discouraged.
- Constantly telling the players with the ball what to do during games(what we refer to as "remote controlling") is strongly discouraged at our club.
- Practice times: Boys U10/11: Tuesdays 5:00-5:50pm, Boys U9: Thursdays 5:00-5:50pm, Girls: Mondays 6:00-6:50pm.
- 2 x 22 minute halves. Please do your best to end all activities on time.
- A maximum of 5v5 on each field - including goalkeepers.
- Even playing time for everybody, and all players should be playing different positions.
- Pass-ins (kick-ins) to restart play from the sides. *A goal cannot be scored directly from a pass-in.
Complete U9/10 Game Schedules can be viewed and downloaded through the registration system. The field map is below.