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
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) - 2:00-3:00PM
Fall/Winter Festival Dates:
October 29 (Orientation);
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.
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:
Each player will be provided with a training kit - jersey, shorts, socks and bag.
Game field leaders, no referees.
Not applicable to U5-U12 age groups.