Grassroots Festival Season

International FC's Grassroots festival season is the initial stage of the IFC Academy program, establishing a focus on the development and fundamentals of a soccer player in an unpressured environment. The Festival program is open to soccer players from the ages of U5 to U10. The aim of the program is to instill a sense of enjoyment for playing soccer with a commitment to grassroots.


Grassroots Festivals are comprised of small sided games working in formats of 2v2, 4v4 and 5v5. By using these small sided games players are encouraged to touch the ball more frequently which is a key stepping stone on their pathway to becoming a better soccer player. They will gradually become more comfortable and confident with the soccer ball at their feet as well as becoming more technically competent players. The IFC Grassroots program operates under both the Grassroots Training and Academy formats.

Fall/Winter Festivals - Vaughan Sportsplex II

Schedule and Formats:

U5-U6 (2014-2013) will play 2v2 from 9:00-10:00am

U7-U8 (2012-2011) will play 4v4 from 10:00-11:00am

U9-U10 (2010-2009) will play 5v5 from 11:00-12:00pm



Teams will be grouped together weekly on a number of factors, and will rotate to play different opponents in three 16-minute games. These games are designed to:


  • Provide accelerated player development within an enjoyable atmosphere.
  • Education of the game while allowing the player to be creative, explore and make mistakes.
  • Participate in a level of soccer that the player may engage in and is comfortable with.


All games will be played at the Vaughan Sportsplex II.

Festival Fees:

Early Bird Fee: $250 up to and including September 15, 2018.

Regular Fee: $300

Sibling Discount: $25 discount per child.

Festival Officials: 

Game field leaders, no referees. 

Fall/Winter Festival Dates:

October 14, 21, 28

November 4, 11, 18, 25

December 2, 9, 16

January 13, 20, 27

February 3, 10, 24

March 3, 10, 24, 31

April 7, 14


Each player will be provided with a training kit - jersey, shorts and socks.

2018-2019 Fall Training & Festival Season:

Limited Spots Available. Registration closes October 13th.

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