The primary focus of the program is to develop young players in a fun learning environment. The program follows Ontario Soccer's LTPD model utilizing the FIGC (Italian Soccer Federation) training methodology. At the younger ages, the major focus is on developing the coordination capacity and technical competency of the player.
The program is open to all players born from 2015 to 2008 and allows all players wishing to develop their skills a chance to do so in a professional learning environment. The program is in addition to the scheduled festival league on Sundays. If your child expresses an enthusiastic interest in soccer and has shown good skills or general coordination ability, then it is an excellent program for them. The program is overseen by our Technical Director, led by our Pre-Academy Head Coach, and support from our technical assistants.
If you have interest in participating in this program and want to learn more about what is involved, please contact Athletic Director Frank Iaizzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IFC Grassroots Training Program begins with our Talent Orientation and Assessment Day (TOAD) on
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Vaughan Sportsplex II.
The first week of training kicks off on Thursday, October 24, 2019 and ends on April 16, 2020, culminating with an
End-of-Season Clinic on Saturday, April 25, 2020.
Training Schedule - Thursday Evenings
Location: Vaughan Sportsplex II (VS2):
U4-U5-U6 (2015-2014) | 6:00-7:00pm
U7-U8 (2013-2012) | 7:00-8:00pm
U9-U10 (2011-2010) | 8:00-9:00pm
U11-U12 (2009-2008) | 8:00-9:00pm
Fall/Winter Training Dates:
November 7, 14, 21, 28;
December 5, 12;
January 16, 23, 30;
February 6, 13, 20, 27;
March 5, 12, 26;
April 2, 9, 16.
October 31 and March 19
The Grassroots Training Program will see U5-U12 players train once a week with our Academy technical staff.
Players will be assigned to a specific group for training sessions. These groups will be determined by chronological and developmental age.
We highly suggest that players also register for our festival league program. For festival season details, click here.
Each player will be provided with a training kit - jersey, shorts, socks and bag.
Early Bird Fee: $300 up to and including Sep-14-2019.
Regular Fee: $350
Sibling Discount: $25 discount per child.
2019-2020 Fall/Winter Training & Festival Season: