Roots Phase – Outdoor 2020 U4-U8 Roots Now OPEN!

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 and Catherine Fox, our Foundation Stream Manager. 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 Outdoor 2020 Season
U4/U5 Co-Ed 2016 born & 2015 born Monday 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. May 4th – June 29th
U6 Co-Ed 2014 born Thursday 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. May 4th – June 29th
U7 Co-Ed 2013 born Wednesday 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. May 4th – June 29th
U8 Boys & Girls  2012 born

Tuesday

5:15 – 6:30 p.m.

April 28th – June 29th

U8 Boys & Girls
  • 9 Skill Centre Training Session using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • 1 Competitive CMSA Game Day Per Week
    • Saturday Game Days – Time and Location TBD by CMSA 
    • Aligned with a Game Day Coach who manages game day operations only
    • All other training delivered by staff coaches
  • CMSA Grassroots Festival – Saturday, June 6th
  • 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. website: academy67.ca

When: Tuesday’s 5:15pm – 6:30pm

Where: Inland Athletic Park 

Skill Centre Dates (9 Total) Inland Athletic Park 

  • April 28th
  • May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • June 9th, 10th, 16th, 23rd

CMSA Game Day Dates: 

  • Saturdays 
    • Time and Location to be determined by CMSA
U7 Boys & Girls
  • 8 Skill Centre Training Sessions using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • 3 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: Inland Athletic Park

Skill Centre Dates (8 Total) – Inland Athletic Park

  • May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Blizzard League Jamboree Festivals – Inland Athletic Park

  • May 23rd
  • June 13th, 20th 
U6 Boys & Girls
  • 8 Skill Centre Training Sessions using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • 3 Blizzard League Jamboree Festivals
    • Players placed in teams using a form of bio-banding (day & month of birth)

When:  Thursdays 5:15pm – 6:30pm

Where: Inland Athletic Park

Skill Centre Dates (8 Total) – Inland Athletic Park

  • May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Blizzard League Jamboree Festivals – Inland Athletic Park

  • May 23rd
  • June 13th, 20th 
U4 & U5 Boys & Girls
  • 8 Skill Centre Training Sessions using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • 3 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: Inland Athletic Park 

Skill Centre Dates (8 Total) Inland Athletic Park

  • May 4th, 11th, 25th
  • June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Blizzard League Jamboree Festivals (Inland Athletic Park)

  • May 23rd
  • June 13th, 20th
Fees:

Program

Fees 

What it Includes

U4/U5 $150
  • 8 Skill Development Centre Sessions 
  • 3 Games Program Jamboree Days  
  • Block #3 –
    • U4/U5 combined – Mondays May-June
  • Training Kit Included for New Players
U6/U7 $150
  • 8 Skill Development Centre Sessions 
  • 3 Games Program Jamboree Days 
  • Block #3
    • U6 – Thursdays May-June
    • U7 – Wednesdays May-June
  • Training Kit Included for New Players
U8 $200
  • 9 Skill Development Centre Sessions
    • Block #3 – Tuesdays May-June
  • CMSA League Game Days (as outlined by CMSA – TBD)
  • Training Kit Included for New Players
  • Games Day Kit Included
  • Volunteer fee applicable 
Spaces are limited so get registered now!