Indoor 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 program is open to soccer players from the ages of U5-U13. 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.

2020-21 Indoor Festival Schedule


Sunday Afternoons

Location: Vaughan Sportsplex II (VS2):


Age Groups & Times:

U5 - U6 (2016-2015) - 1:00-2:00PM

U7 - U9 (2014-2012) - 2:00-3:00PM

U10 - U13 (2011-2008) - 1:00-2:00PM


Fall/Winter Festival Dates:

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

December 6, 13, 20; 

January 10, 17, 24, 31;

February 7, 14, 21, 28;

March 7, 21, 28;

April 11, 18, 25.

Registration Fees:


Regular Price: $325

Early-Bird Price: $295 (Expires: Sept 18, 2020)

Sibling Discount: $25 off second child

Late Fee: $350 (In effect: Oct 19, 2020)

Structure & Format

Teams will be grouped together weekly on a number of factors, and will rotate to play different opponents in three 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.


Each player will be provided with a training kit - jersey, shorts, socks and bag.


Festival Officials: 

Game field leaders, no referees. 


Not applicable to U5-U12 age groups.

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