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 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.

Spring/Summer Festivals - St. Joan of Arc

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:


  • 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 St. Joan of Arc High School.

Festival Fees:

Early Bird Fee: $150 up to and including March 1, 2019.

Regular Fee: $200

Sibling Discount: $25 discount per child.

Festival Officials: 

Game field leaders, no referees. 

Spring/Summer Festival Dates:

May 27

June 3, 10, 17, 24

July 8, 15, 22, 29

August 12

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.

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