U8 – U10(Boys)/U9(Girls) Prospects

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Fall registration: mid May to end of July.

Spring registration: mid December to end of February.

Goals
  • Provide high quality, competitive Rep team programs which will further the development of players and coaches towards as high a skill and proficiency level as they can achieve.
  • Encourage excellence and sportsmanship among Rep team players and coaches.
  • Enhance each player’s enjoyment of the game of soccer.
Age Group Breakdowns


Evaluations

This is a high performance training program where a small group of players will be formed by way of scouting and recommendation.

For returning players, the identification of these players is done through a (past) season-ending assessment by the player’s team Head Coach and/or an independent evaluation process incorporating two or three evaluation sessions observed by independent evaluators and the rep team coaches.

Evaluations for new players finished in early May for the fall season. Kristin/Mark, this is not consistent with the above paragraph that indicates identification is done at the end of the season.

Players who are not initially identified for this program will play in the club’s recreational (i.e., house) program where their progress will be monitored for possible participation in the program some time in the future. Player recommendations from the recreational program can be made for any player at any time.

Recreational players will undergo constant season long evaluations by their team coaches. Players identified as having the potential to participate in the Prospects program will be recommended to the Prospects staff. Thereafter, players will be invited for further assessment within Prospects training sessions.

Cost

Base fee*: $375
Project fee*: $25
Refundable volunteer bond*: $100
Total maximum fee: $500

*Includes registration in Academy.

**For additional information about the volunteer bond and project fee, please refer to the Registration FAQs section under Programs.

Training Sessions

Players will train two times per week, one with their own team and another in the Club Academy.

Note. Players are not required to register or pay for the Academy, as it is included in the main registration and players will be automatically added.

Details on the Academy.

Games

Games consist of a weekly game in the Prospect Development Series (PDS), as well as exhibition games and participation in local tournaments.

Curriculum

The program is designed to meet the learning objectives of Learning to Train (Stage 3) of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development Pathway. Players must demonstrate an age appropriate, superior level of technical, tactical, and physical ability in addition to high levels of motivation, concentration and ability to follow instructions. Players thought to be proficient in these areas will be recommended by the house coach and thereafter evaluated by the Prospects coaches and Club Staff during games or training sessions.

The Prospects Program is overseen by the Club Technical Director, Mark McQueen, and the Head of Player Advancement, Greg Berry. This includes the preparation of a seasonal plan and working with staff coaches on the delivery of a club curriculum. Volunteer coaches are also involved and will train the team once per week under the supervision of the professional staff.

2015 Prospects Coaches

Boys

Age Group Coach
U8 Mark Finnan
U8 Geoff Pegg
U8 Barry Spence
U9 Richard Chin
U9 Nick Martino
U9 Kevin Shulze
U10 Matt Pritchard
U10 Andy Nevison
U10 Peter Singh

Girls

Age Group Coach
U8 Kevyn Oyhenart
U8 Vern Douglas
U9 Jason Beker
U9 Jaideep Tung
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