Saturday, May 27, 2017
Whitchurch Stouffviille SC - Stouffville Arena Field
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Vaughan SC - Cransten Park
Saturday, June 24, 2017 CANCELLED!
Markham SC - Mt Joy and Brother Andre
Saturday, July 8, 2017
King SC - Osin Lions Field
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Woodbridge SC - Holy Cross fields
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Oak Ridges SC - Russell Tilt/Bette Stephenson
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Unionville Milliken SC - Miliken Mills Complex
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Glen Shields FC - Concord/Thornhill Regional Park
In support of Long-Term Player Development, “Festivals” will be the
form of competition for both male and female players in the Under-8 age group. The festival playing format is of greater benefit to individual player development and, most importantly ensures all
young players have fun.
“No Scores, No Standings and No Trophies”
At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches and teachers should create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “Freedom and Fun” . The philosophy underlying the Festival format is to focus on FUNdamentals and emphasize skill development and movement through games and activities that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting.
A comprehensive guide to help planners ensure successful Festivals.
The Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) is leading this change and all provinces and territories are making the transition to implementing Long Term Player Development (LTPD).