Roots Phase – 2020-21 Indoor U4-U7 Roots & U8 CMSA 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 Foundation Phase Director, Catherine Fox of Leicester City. 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 jersey, ensuring our youngest players introduction to the game of soccer is in line with best practice. 

 

Calendar:

Roots Age Group Days Times 2020-21 Indoor Season
U4/U5 Co-Ed 2017 & 2016 born Monday 4:30-5:30 p.m. October 19 – March 1st
U6 Co-Ed 2015 born Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m October 15 – February 25th
U7 Co-Ed 2014 born Wednesday 4:30-5:30 p.m October 14 – February 24th

U8 Boys & Girls 

2013 born

Tuesday

Group 1 4:30-5:45pm

Group 2 5:45-7:oopm

October 16 – February 26th

 

U8 Boys & Girls
  • 18 Skill Centre Training Session using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • 1 Competitive CMSA Game Day Per Week
    • Sunday 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

When: Tuesday – Group 1 – 4:30-5:45pm; Group 2 – 5:45-7:00pm (Group placement by Foundations Phase TD)

Where: Calgary West Soccer Centre

CMSA Game Day Dates:

  • Sundays 
    • Time and Location to be determined by CMSA
U7 Boys & Girls
  • 18 Skill Centre Training Sessions using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • Blizzard League Goal Fests
    • Players placed in teams using a form of bio-banding (day & month of birth)

When: Wednesday’s 4:30-5:30pm

Where: Calgary West Soccer Centre

U6 Boys & Girls
  • 18 Skill Centre Training Sessions using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • Blizzard League Goal Fests
    • Players placed in teams using a form of bio-banding (day & month of birth)

When:  Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm

Where: Calgary West Soccer Centre

U4 & U5 Boys & Girls
  • 18 Skill Centre Training Sessions using Canada Soccer’s PTM
  • Blizzard League Goal Fests
    • Players placed in teams using a form of bio-banding (day & month of birth)

When: Monday’s 4:30-5:30pm

Where: Calgary West Soccer Centre

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 2013 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
Fees:

Program

Fees 

What it Includes

U4/U5 $300
  • 18 Skill Development Centre Sessions 
  • 6 Games Program Jamboree Days  
  • Training Jersey Included 
U6/U7 $300
  • 18 Skill Development Centre Sessions 
  • 6 Games Program Jamboree Days 
  • Training Jersey Included 
U8 $500
  • 18 Skill Development Centre Sessions
  • Weekly team training 
  • CMSA League Game Days (as outlined by CMSA – TBD)
  • Training Kit Included (jersey, shorts & socks)
  • Games Day Kit Included
  • Volunteer fee applicable 
Spaces are limited so get registered now!