Outdoor Festival Season
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 environment. The Festival Season is open to soccer players from the ages of U5-U12. The aim of the program is to instil 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.
Festival Schedule - Monday Evenings
Location: St. Joan of Arc Turf Field (SJA):
U5-U6 (2016-2015) | 2v2 | 6:15-7:15pm
U7-U8-U9 (2014 to 2012) | 5v5 | 6:15-7:15pm
U10-U11-U12 (2011 to 2008) | 7v7 | 7:30-8:30pm
2020 Outdoor Festival Dates:
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
July 6, 13, 20, 27;
August 10, 17, 24, 31* (End-of-season tournament)*
What is 'Fast-Tracking'?
Aligned with IFC's Strategic Plan, IFC Grassroots Outdoor Festival Seasons' will be classified as a seasonal year ahead to promote the growth and development of its commitment to grassroots soccer. To determine your child's age-category this coming spring/summer season, see birth-year chart below:
Teams will be grouped together weekly on a number of factors, and will rotate to play different opponents in three 12-minute games (U5-U6) & three 16-minute games (U7-U12). These games are designed to:
*Game field leaders (IFC Technical Staff)
*Scores/standings are not applicable to U5-U12 ages in accordance with Ontario Soccer Guidelines.
Each player will be provided with a training kit - jersey, shorts, socks and bag.
Early-Bird Fee: $150 up to and including March 1st, 2020
Regular Fee: $200
Sibling Discount: $25 discount per child.
Late Fee: $225 after May 1st, 2020