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 U12. 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, 5v5, and now 7v7 for the outdoor season. 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.
Schedule and Formats:
U5-U6 (2014-2013) will play 2v2 from 6:15-7:15pm
U7-U8 (2012-2011) will play 5v5 from 6:15-7:15pm
U9-U12 (2010 to 2007) will play 7v7 from 7:30-8:30pm
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:
All games will be played at St. Joan of Arc High School.
Early Bird Fee: $150 up to and including March 1, 2019.
Regular Fee: $200
Sibling Discount: $25 discount per child.
Game field leaders, no referees.
Spring/Summer Festival Dates:
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 8, 15, 22, 29
Festival Season Notes:
-End of Season Tournament will run on Thursday Aug-15th and Monday Aug-19th.
-No Festivals on Mondays of long-weekend.
Each player will be provided with a training kit - jersey, shorts, socks and bag.
2019 Summer Training & Festival Season:
Limited Spots Available. Registration closes May 21st.