Reach (U12 – U19)

Blizzard Reach (U12 – U19)

Indoor 2018/19

The Blizzard Reach Program is for all players U12 to U19 that have graduated from our Core Program and any other players that want to compete in the Calgary Minor Soccer League (CMSA).

Overview:

  • Participation in Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) Indoor Soccer League for Tiers 1 – 6.
  • Participants receive a combination of CMSA organized games, team practices and Blizzard technical training (Tiers 1 – 3).
  • The technical training for tiers 1 through 3 is developed and directed by our Boys Technical Director Brendan O’Connell and our Girls Technical Director Glenn Ramsay. Technical training for lower tiers is optional and at an additional cost.
  • All technical training programs are held on Blizzard Field 4 (turf) at the Calgary West Soccer Center.
  • Program runs from early October to late March, and dependent upon the player’s tier, games can be scheduled any day of the week.

What is Blizzard Reach?

  • The Blizzard Reach program builds on the key fundamental skills learnt in our Core program.
  • Players will now look to be comfortable with our specific game model where learning around the 4 key moments of the game in synergy with the Orange Way of Playing. Group Situations into a more adult orientated version of the game. 11v11

Purpose of developing players that:

  • Can deal with various situations that arise in the ebb and flow of the game
  • Create & score in a variety of ways
  • Play in a fast paced and purposeful style
  • The Reach program will prepare our players to reach towards higher levels of playing whether in club programing or the various high-performance streams that Canada Soccer offers and hopefully transitioning to play university soccer.
  • Team coaches are provided direction and guidance on the Reach curriculum through our Orange Way development philosophy. For curriculum details and our information on our player pathway please download our program guide.

Calendar and CMSA League Structure:

Official CMSA Indoor Calendar – For specific dates for all ages and tiers please click here: CMSA Indoor Calendar

Official CMSA Indoor League Structure – For specific league game days and number of games for each age group and tier please click here: CMSA Indoor League Structure

 

Game Structure

Age Tier Game
U12 – U13 Tier 1 Futsal
U12 – U13 Tier 2 – 6 Boarded Indoor
U15 – U17 Tier 1 7v7
U15 – U17 Tier 2 – 6 Boarded Indoor 
U19 Tier 2-6 Boarded Indoor

Player Time Commitment

Age Tier Practices / Week Games / Week (approx.) Technical Sessions
U12 – U19 Tier 1 1 1 20
U12 – U19 Tier 2 1 1 16
U12 – U19 Tier 3 1 1 12
U12 – U19 Tier 4 – 6 1 1 Optional
Keepers All Minimum 2 Free Sessions/month

Registration and Fees

For information on fees and to join our Club please visit our website under Registration.  

Blizzard wants every child to have the opportunity to play soccer, regardless of a family’s economic situation and encourages anyone requiring financial assistance to apply to Kidsport Calgary prior to registration at www.kidsport.ab.ca.  Parents should also feel free to contact Alan Rickwood, our general manager at gm@calgaryblizzard.com to discuss other financial options.

Where We Train

During the indoor season Blizzard teamshave their technical training at Field 4(Turf)at the Calgary West Soccer Centre on Bearspaw Dam Road NW. Teams will also utilize various practice gyms throughout NW Calgary depending on their age group and tier.

All games within the CMSA league are held at city owned facilities such as the Subway Soccer Centre, Calgary West Soccer Centre and the Genesis Soccer Centre. Some games may also be scheduled at facilities in Cochrane, Airdrie and Okotoks