Roots Phase

Highlights

  • Be a part of Calgary Blizzard Soccer Club Roots Phase, a club that follows Canada Soccer’s Player Pathway which includes adherence to the Long Term Player Development Model;
  • Led by our Boys Technical Director/Foundation Phase Director and UEFA A License Holder Craig Angus & Girls Technical Director, National B License Holder Diogo Raposo, the Roots Phase of programming aligns with the Active Start and FUNdamentals best practices outlined by Canada Soccer;
  • Use of Canada Soccer’s Preferred Training Method (PTM) will see our youngest players partake in a fun, engaging and developmentally appropriate activities designed to foster a love for soccer, a love for the ball, whilst at the same time improving key motor skills. All delivered by staff coaches in a mass practice, station style & vibrant training environment.
  • New players to the Roots Phase programming will receive a complimentary training kit thus ensuring our youngest players introduction to the game of soccer is in line with best practice. 

Calendar:

Roots Age Group Days Times Indoor 2019-2020 Season
U4 Co-Ed 2016 born Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. October 21st – February 24th
U5/U6 Co-Ed 2015 born & 2014 born Monday 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. October 21st – February 24th
U7 Co-Ed 2013 born Wednesday 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. October 23rd – February 26th
U8 Boys & Girls  2012 born Tuesday 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. October 22nd – February 25th
U8 Boys & Girls
  • 1 Skill Centre Training Session Per Week using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • 1 Competitive CMSA Game Day Per Week
    • Players placed in teams using a form of bio-banding (day & month of birth)
    • Aligned with a Game Day Coach who manages game day operations only
    • All other training delivered by staff coaches
  • Optional Additional Academy 67 Training Session Per Week*
    • * Additional Cost Associated to Academy 67 Training. Players must be Registered in the Roots Phase Program & born in 2012 to be eligible for Academy 67 programming with Nick Koev. Please refer to Academy 67 website for programming details in respect to this additional training opportunity.

When: Tuesday’s 5:15pm – 6:30pm

Where: Calgary West Soccer Centre, 11014 Bearspaw Dam Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3L 1S4

Skill Centre Dates (16 Total) Calgary WEST Soccer Centre

  • October: 22nd, 29th
  • November: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 
  • December: 3th, 10th
  • January: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • February: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

CMSA Game Day Dates: 

To be confirmed by CMSA closer to the season start

U7 Boys & Girls
  • 1 Skill Centre Training Session Per Week using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • 6 Blizzard League Jamboree Festivals 
    • Players placed in teams using a form of bio-banding (day & month of birth)

When: Wednesday’s 5:15pm – 6:30pm

Where: Calgary West Soccer Centre, 11014 Bearspaw Dam Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3L 1S4

Skill Centre Dates (16 Total) – Calgary WEST Soccer Centre

  • October: 23rd, 30th
  • November: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 
  • December: 4th, 11th
  • January: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • February: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Blizzard League Jamboree Festivals – (Calgary NORTH Soccer Centre)

  • November: 2nd, 23rd
  • December: 14th 
  • January: 11th
  • February: 1st, 22nd
U5 & U6 Boys & Girls
  • 1 Skill Centre Training Session Per Week using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • 6 Blizzard League Jamboree Festivals 
    • Players placed in teams using a form of bio-banding (day & month of birth)

When: Monday’s 5:15pm – 6:30pm

Where: Calgary West Soccer Centre, 11014 Bearspaw Dam Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3L 1S4

Skill Centre Dates (16 Total) Calgary WEST Soccer Centre

  • October: 21st, 28th
  • November: 4th, 18th, 25th 
  • December: 2nd, 9th, 16th
  • January: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • February: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Blizzard League Jamboree Festivals (Calgary NORTH Soccer Centre)

  • November: 2nd, 23rd
  • December: 14th 
  • January: 11th
  • February: 1st, 22nd
U4 Boys & Girls
  • 1 Skill Centre Training Session Per Week using Canada Soccer’s PTM

When: Wednesday’s 10:00-11:00am

Where: Calgary West Soccer Centre, 11014 Bearspaw Dam Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3L 1S4

Skill Centre Dates (16 Total) Calgary WEST Soccer Centre

  • October: 23rd, 30th
  • November: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • December: 4th, 11th
  • January: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • February: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Fees:

Program

Fees 

What it Includes

U4 $90
  • 8 Skill Development Centre Sessions Per Block (16 Total if you sign up for both Blocks)
  • Block #1Oct – Dec || Block #2Jan – Mar
  • Training Kit Included
U5/U6/U7 $150 per block ($300)
  • 8 Skill Development Centre Sessions Per Block (16 Total if you sign up for both Blocks)
  • 3 Blizzard League Games Program Jamboree Days Per Block (6 Total if you sign up for both Blocks)
  • Block #1Oct – Dec || Block #2Jan – Mar
  • Training Kit Included
U8 $350
  • 16 Skill Development Centre Sessions
  • CMSA League Game Days (as outlined by CMSA – TBD)
  • Training Kit Included
Spaces are limited so get registered now!