Our ACTIV Mini-Academy program (U5-U8) incorporates Canada’s Soccer Pathway to promote a love for the game at an early age. This program is a twice-a-week programme for players ages 4 – 7. “Fun” is the central theme at all training sessions as we believe that soccer development at this age will occur expeditiously when players are enjoying themselves. As such, the curriculum is filled with games and activities that are enjoyable and foster a strong desire for the sport.
Practices consist of timed stations (roughly 10-12 minutes each) falling into the 3 categories for development: soccer technique, athletic development, and small-sided games. Within the stations, players are encouraged to be creative in their exploration of all aspects of the sport: