“Football is for everyone and can be played everywhere and anywhere. Football is a school of life that is also fun. Let the kids be kids!” FIFA
The Blizzard grassroots program is for players of all skills and ability from U4 to U12. The program is 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. Blizzard provides 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!
Fun – Blizzard creates an environment for young players to fall in love with our beautiful game. Blizzard provides a first experience in soccer encouraging smiles, smiles and more smiles.
Mistakes are OK – Blizzard encourages young players to use their imagination, creativity and explore the game through trial and errors; mistakes are a welcome tool to learn from.
Build Confidence and Enjoyment of Soccer – Blizzard is focused on an approach of game play with ball, goal and field size appropriate for both age and developmental levels to build confidence and enjoyment of soccer.
Opportunities for All – Blizzard Grassroots is designed to create opportunities for all players to participate in soccer, through both our competitive and recreational programs. If a player wants to develop skills – Blizzard is committed to providing them with the opportunities to grow and develop.
Soccer for Life – Blizzard Grassroots’ ultimate goal is to encourage and enable all players, regardless of their ability, to develop their skills and understanding of the game in a positive, nurturing and yet challenging environment which leads to ‘Soccer for Life’.
Further details on the Blizzard Skills Centre, our Grassroots Philosophy and Player Pathway are available under our Technical Section.
Blizzard offers two-streams of programming for Grassroots players (U4 to U12)
Age groups and our programs are split by birth year as follows:
Please note that playing up is at the discretion of the Club GM or Technical Director.
Our 2018 Outdoor Fees have been posted. You can find them on our Registration page.
Registration for Grassroots program will open at the end of January. Please visit Registration for details.
Please note that we will endeavour to accommodate placement requests for players as much as possible to ensure friends stay with friends!
If you have any questions about our program, please consult our Grassroots Manager, Jens Lipper at firstname.lastname@example.org or (403) 863-3001.