IFC 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 un-pressured game environment. The Festival Season is open to soccer players from the ages of U5-U13. The aim of the program is to instill a sense of enjoyment for playing soccer with a commitment to grassroots development.
Grassroots Festivals are comprised of small sided games working in formats of 2v2, 5v5, and 7v7 soccer. 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.
Location: Dufferin District Park
Age (Birth Year)
2017 - 2013 @ 6:30-7:30pm
2012 - 2009 @ 7:30-8:30pm
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
July 7, 14, 21, 28;
August 4, 11, 18, 25;
September 1* (End-of-season tournament).
Each player will be provided with a training kit - jersey, shorts, socks, bag & soccer ball.
Open team rosters will rotate to play different opponents in 3 x 12-minute games (U5-U6) & 3 x 16-minute games (U7-U13). These games are designed to:
Open Enrollment Registration
Early-Bird Fee: $250 (Ends March 14, 2022)
Regular Fee: $300
Late Fee: $325 (After May 1, 2022)
Sibling Discount: $20 discount per child. (Available after 1 registered family member)
+ Withdrawal Deadline: May 1, 2022 (Subject to admin fee)