Winter soccer is finally happening. This program, which is offered at no cost, is designed to help youth soccer players develop ball control and decision making skills, and improves reaction time. Indoor soccer uses a heavier ball than traditional outdoor soccer so it helps develop power in players kicking ability. Playing in an indoor space 5v5 also allows players to be creative in getting around opposition, and improves confidence in players in 1v1 challenges.
The SDSA/SDU indoor soccer program will begin November 30, and run Wednesday nights through to mid-February 2023 at Morrisburg Public School (16 Second Street, Morrisburg, ON). (Excluding Christmas holidays)
Two nightly sessions (70 minute) are planned:
- 8 to 12 year old girls – 6:15 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.
- 8 to 12 year old co-ed – 7:35 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Up to 40 players per session are allowed each week.
There are no teams. The first 40 minutes of each session will focus on skills development with our co-ed youth coaches. Those attending will then break into two or four teams and put the skills to use in a friendly match.
Registration is at the door. Players under 10 must have a parent or guardian remain at the school during the playing time.
Players require clean indoor running shoes and shin guards. Appropriate clothing to wear are shorts or athletic pants that allow the full range of movement. Workout wear like leggings etc. is not recommended due to the possibility of tripping or floor contact.
Note – players who have not registered in 2022 for any of the SDSA outdoor soccer programs will have to fill out a larger form on their first night playing. Returning players already registered have to sign in.
If numbers get to the point where we are exceeding the nightly limits for players, a more formal registration may be instituted.
The SDSA/SDU indoor soccer program is provided at NO COST to players.
Thank you to the 100 Women who care about South Dundas organization for supporting our funding ask in October. Due to their generous donation and support, we have all the equipment required for this indoor soccer program including team pinnies, many indoor soccer balls, and freestanding indoor soccer goals.
Education labour issues
Use of the Morrisburg Public School gym is through the Community Use partnership with the Upper Canada District School Board. Thanks to their support, the gym is provided at a full 100 per cent subsidy meaning no cost to the SDSA/SDU organization.
However, community use is set on the conditions from the school board. In the event of strike action or other labour issues, community use of UCDSB (and other school boards) property may be cancelled. This is at the digression of the board and usually because of concerns about safely cleaning the property or general security of the property. In the event of a cancellation due to labour action or inclement weather, it is best to watch the SDSA Facebook page for updates.