IFC's Grassroots Development Programs are focused on providing a nurturing environment for those players who are passionate about soccer and want a challenge above-and-beyond community house league programs. They are designed to help the development of every soccer player involved at a grassroots level (U5-U13 Boys & Girls), encouraging them to play freely, enhance basic skills and tactics in an enjoyable, supportive atmosphere. These development programs offer professional coaching from certified IFC Academy staff, and take a long-term approach to player development with the underlying aim for our young players to develop the foundation and fundamental skills required to succeed at whatever level of the game they aspire to reach.
Every player registered in IFC Grassroots programming deserves an enjoyable experience within the game, regardless of the role they play, their age, their level of experience or their ability. For a young soccer player at IFC, an enjoyable experience means having access to high-quality training programs where they can have fun with their friends, learn new skills and play the game in an appropriate format.
Goal 1 > Keep more young players involved in the game for longer by providing them with an enjoyable experience with the game.
Goal 2 > Produce clear training guidelines for coaches so that they can deliver the best possible environment for young players.
Goal 3 > Develop better players by increasing opportunity and access to better training and competition for more young players.
2021-22 Indoor Schedule
Location: Vaughan Sportsplex II
Age (Birth Year) and Times
2017 - 2016 (U5/6) @ 10:00-11:00am
2015 - 2014 (U7/8) @ 11:00-12:00pm
2013 - 2012 (U9/10) @ 12:00-1:00pm
2011 - 2009 (U11/12/13) @ 1:00-2:00pm
Oct 24, 31;
November 7, 14, 21, 28;
December 5, 12, 19; (Winter Break)
January 23, 30;
February 6, 13, 20, 27;
March 6, 13, 27;
April 3, 10.
Each player will be provided with a uniform kit - jersey, shorts, socks, bag & soccer ball.
The Grassroots Training and Festival program will run once a week this indoor season on Sundays.
Training is structured so that all players train together in stations led by four technical leads. Groups will be determined by chronological and developmental age.
Training will resemble the game and conclude with match-play, in Festival format. Open team rosters will be used to ensure competitive balance and opportunity to move between teams.
Training & Festival Officials:
Coaches (game field leaders), no referees.
Not applicable to U5-U12 age groups.
Early-Bird Price: $365 (Expires: Sept 6, 2021)
Regular Price: $395
Late Fee: $435 (In effect: Oct 18, 2021)
+ Sibling Discount: $20 (Available after 1 registered family member)
+ Withdrawal Deadline: Oct 1, 2021 (Subject to admin fee)
Give your friends an additional $25 off IFC Grassroots Indoor Season. Get rewarded with a $25 credit for each referral. Use code FRIENDRPKUPK at checkout. Restrictions may apply.*
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*Refer-a-friend conditions: 1. Members cannot use Refer-a-friend code for personal use. 2. Members can only be rewarded for up to three (3) NEW registered referred members, totaling up to $75.00. 3. Member credits can be applied to future IFC programming or account registrations on a deferred payment plan. 4. Only one (1) credit voucher is accepted per program registration.