Grassroots (U4-U10)

What is Grassroots Soccer?

Northwest Calgary’s Premier Grassroots Program

Grassroots programs are designed with Canada Soccer and Alberta Soccer’s long-term player development plan as well as Canadian Sport for Life’s long-term athlete development plan in mind.  We strive to provide age-appropriate programming to allow our players to develop at the proper pace while maintaining and enhancing their love for the ball and the game!

For the Outdoor 2017, Blizzard will be offering two program streams for players in younger age groups. We will be offering both Developmental House League and CMSA League Programs for the U7-U10 ages, as well as a Developmental House League program for U3-U6 players. (There is no CMSA League at U6 in Outdoor Soccer). We will also accept U12 players into the House League grouping if there is enough interest!

Age Groups

Age groups are split by birth year. In the CMSA league programs, teams will be split into U7/U8/U9/U10 ages, though you will register in either U8 or U10. The chart below lets you know which age group you register into:

Age Group Birth Year Programs Available
U3 / U4 2013 / 2014 House League
U5 / U6 2011 / 2012 House League
U7 / U8 2009 / 2010 House League/CMSA Program
U9 / U10 2007 / 2008 House League/CMSA Program
House League Program (April 24 – June 24)

The House League program is twice a week for U6-U10 (Wednesday & Saturdays) and runs on Saturday mornings for the U3/U4 ages.  The sessions are focused on individual skill development with fun games at the end.

Sessions will be held at the following days/times at St. Ambrose School (1500 Arbour Lake Road NW)

Age Group Time Day
U3/U4 9:30am – 10:15am Saturday
U5/U6

6:15pm – 7:15pm

10:30am – 11:30am

Wednesday

Saturday

U7/U8

6:15pm – 7:15pm

11:30am – 12:30pm

Wednesday

Saturday

U9-U12

6:15pm – 7:15pm

11:30am – 12:30pm

Wednesday

Saturday

CMSA League Program

The CMSA league program for U7/U8 runs with one team practice and one game a week. For U9 & U10 players, the commitment depends on what team they are placed on, It can vary from 2-3 days a week.

For the CMSA League programs, the weekend games are centrally scheduled by Calgary Minor Soccer and as such we do not control the times, nor the locations, though the games will all be scheduled in the NW. These schedules are released in mid-April.

Practice dates/times for the U7/U8 programs are listed below. Games are on Saturdays for the U7/U8’s.

U7/U8 (Girls) 6:00pm – Tuesday
U7/U8 (Boys) 6:00pm – Thursday
Registration and Fees

To register for our Grassroots program please visit our website under Registration. Fees for the Grassroots program are as follows:

U4 Grassroots $100.00
U6 Grassroots $115.00
U8/U10 Grassroots $140.00
U8 CMSA $200.00
U9 CMSA $250.00

Please note that we will endeavour to accomodate placement requests for players as much as possible to ensure friends stay with friends!

Contact

If you have any questions about our program, please consult our Grassroots Manager, Andy Fleming at cbscgrassroots@gmail.com
or (403) 903-7237.