Skyview Ranch Soccer Association (SRSA) is the most excited growing soccer club in Calgary with a very powerful and high quality soccer development program organized and managed by highly qualified soccer technicians.
SRSA provides the opportunity for players to become resourceful and responsible members of the community through the game of soccer, for their mental, physical, and social and leadership development.
Age Group Guide
Under 4 (U4): Kids born in 2015 and 2014
Under 6 (U6): Kids born in 2013 and 2012
Under 8 (U8): Kids born in 2011 and 2010
Under 10 (U10): Kids born in 2009 and 2008
Under 12 (U12): Kids born in 2007 and 2006
The Skyview Ranch Soccer Association organizes in the last week of June of every year a three-day soccer fun for kids aged 3 to 14. This program will be extended to one week of free soccer as soon as funds will be available. We welcome any business to sponsor this program.
The drills are held the last week of June at the Skyview Ranch/Redstone fields depending on the number of kids registered. If you reside in Cityscape, Cornerstone, Redstone or Skyview Ranch registration is free. Spots are usually very limited and it is first come first served.
Our coaches have developed this free program so that kids of all level of soccer should really learn and have fun during three days. A selection of fun soccer drills and games will ensure that kids are not only improving their skills, but enjoying their training at the same time and making new friends.
There will be many exercises combined with fun warm up, fun heading, small sided soccer games, and many others.
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This is the most popular program for groups and kids between 2½ and 17 years old. The program usually starts at the end on April of each year and runs to the end of June.
There are three leagues in this program:
1 – The in house league for the under 4 and under 6. All practices and games are in Skyview Ranch and Redstone and will be extended with time to Cornerstone and Cityscape.
This is an eight weeks program where kids have one practice and play one game every week. The game format is 45 minute practice/game combination on Mondays and a 30 minutes game on Wednesdays.
Games are small sided soccer with 3 players per side (3v3) and with no keeper. SRSA provides jersey, short and socks to kids registered in this program.
Every kid receives a medal and a team picture at the end of the league. Shin pad and soccer shoes are requirements for this program. Parents are expected to help the coaches and their team with equipment set up and take down as well as managing players.
Registration usually starts in early February of each year. There is usually a high demand for this program with limited spots. Register early if you want to make sure you reserve a spot for your child.
Parents are encouraged to buy the community association membership when registering their kids.
2 – The community league for the under 8 to under 18. Game and practices are in Calgary NE and NW in collaboration with other communities.
3 – Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) League. Kids and parents willing to be involved in competitive soccer will be organized in selected teams and affiliated directly or through other organizations to take part in the CMSA league.
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This is a special program for kids from 2 and half year old and upward. This is a special program for skills development for the U8 and upward and is a program of more fun with the ball to the U4 and U6.
Lessons take place every Monday and Wednesday from the first week of July to the second week of August. This is a total of 6 weeks of soccer.
Practices are 1 hour with 30 minutes of game for the U8 and upward. For U4 and U6 practice will be just 1 hour.
The following lessons are developed for the camp:
Week 1 (Tuesday July 2nd & Wednesday July 3rd, 2019): Ball Control / First Touch –
For the very first week, emphasis will be placed on being able to control and trap the ball using both feet, chest, thigh, head and other parts of the body.
Week 2 (Monday July 8th & Wednesday July 10th, 2019): Ball Skills (Fast Feet) –
Ball Skills application is to learn specific moves which enable you to maneuver better with the ball. The coaches will teach the fire dance, inside roll, outside roll, pull turn and other advanced maneuvers. When a student learns the fast feet skills, he/she is better adept at handling and controlling the ball. This builds confidence and self-esteem in playing the game of soccer.
Week 3 (Monday July 15th & Wednesday July 17th, 2019): Ball Juggling –
Ball Juggling helps the student gain coordination and develops ball control. Many of our students are proud of their progress by increasing the number of times that they can juggle. We will encourage students to use both feet, thighs and head.
Week 4 (Monday July 22nd & Wednesday July 24th, 2019): Ball Passing & Shooting –
Ball passing and shooting will be taught using the inside and outside of both feet, one and two touches passing, and short & long passes. The technical and tactical skills will focus on passing to a player, passing in front of a player and moving into space to receive a pass. Shooting – the focus is to learn and develop the fundamentals of kicking such as a proper stance, planting of the foot, and follow through. Students will learn the art of shooting with both feet and being able to shoot accurately using the laces, inside and outside of both feet.
Week 5 (Monday July 29th & Wednesday July 31st, 2019): Dribbling & Heading – Dribbling and headingwill concentrate on being able to dribble using the inside and outside of both feet, in very tight situations, on long runs with the ball close to your feet, and while cutting in every direction possible.
Heading – students will learn to use the head properly and effectively to score goals, pass to teammates, or just to control the ball.
Week 6 (Tuesday August 6th & Wednesday August 7th, 2019): Special Week with Invited Coach
– An invited coach will be present at this last week of the camp to share his know-how and experience with the campers. His drills will mostly focus on skill development, team building, and small-sided games. Emphasis is also placed on enjoyment and appreciation of the game of soccer. This week’s activities will culminate with a World Cup on the final day.
Week 7 (Monday August 12th & Wednesday August 14th, 2019): Small World Cup, Medals & Certificates
This program is developed with the partnership with the Northern Hills adult soccer players. Players are encouraged to register directly through the Northern Hills web site.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 587-719-6153
This is the most popular program for groups and kids from 2½ to 17 years old. The program usually starts at the end on April of each year and runs to the end of June.
U4 BOYS & GIRLS (MIXED)
The U4 Timbits Program is for Girls and Boys (Mixed) of 2,5 to less than 5 year old.
The program is to give players the opportunity to develop basic movement skills in a fun setting, built around informal play and positive reinforcement. It is all about having fun. Soccer contributes to the well-being of children by engaging them in the sport while teaching them basic movements. At this introductory level, the objective is to get moving and to keep active.
Fun activities will be used to encourage children to explore their physical abilities whilst including a ball with which to play. There will be activity based games that emphasize exploration and experimentation with the rolling, spinning, and bouncing qualities of the ball. The soccer ball is considered here as a toy.
The U4 programs are structured following the Canada Soccer and FIFA Preferred Training Model. In this approach, each training session is built around 4 activity “stations” that the players move around at regular intervals. The 4 stations focus on,
Practices are on Monday and each practice session will be 45 minutes in length, with 4 activities of 10 minutes each. Games are on Wednesday gave will be played 3v3 in a 2x 15 minutes with 5 minutes break. One parent can be allowed for each team on the field. During games and practice the parent should assist the kids. Parents bring their children to the practice and game and will stay till the end to take their children back home.
U6 BOYS AND GIRLS (MIXED)
This program is designed for 4 and 5 year old kids.
The objective of this program is to give players the opportunity to develop basic movement and ball mastery skills in a fun setting, built around informal play and positive reinforcement. At this 1st stage of development the emphasis is on:
□ Physical literacy – building players body control and developing the ABCs (agility, balance, coordination & speed)
□ Ball Mastery – players develop an understanding on how to manipulate the ball. The ball is their friend!
□ Fun activities – Foster a love for the game.
Kids at this age love to use their imagination when they play so games are designed with this in mind. There should aim to be no activities where players wait in lines to perform a pre-determined movement or required action.
Planting the seed of passion for soccer is the most important goal in this age group. All players must be active during activities and equal amounts of playing time given during fun games and 3 v 3 games.
This program is structured following the Canada Soccer and FIFA Preferred Training Model. In this approach, each training session is built around 4 activity “stations” that the players move through at regular intervals.
The 4 stations focus on, Fundamental Movement/Coordination, Soccer Technique, 1v1 games, and Small Sided Games. Addressing all 4 of these at each session will help develop well-rounded young players with a foundation in physical literacy, solid soccer skills and, ideally, an enduring love for the game.
Each practice session is 45 minutes in length, with three activities of 7 minutes each (Fundamental
Movement/Coordination, Soccer Technique, and 1v1 games) in 1 area of the field, followed by a 25
minute 3v3 game against another team. Games are on Wednesday and will be played 2×15 minutes on a 3v3. During games parents are not allowed on the field. Parents bring their children to practice and game and will stay and assist them till the end to take them back home. There is no baby sitting by the coaches.
U8 BOYS AND GIRLS (MIXED)
This program is designed for 6 and 7 year old kids.
This is the “golden age of learning” when children become less self-centered and are more able to reflect on their actions and learn from their mistakes. This provides an optimal window for further development of individual skills. The focus at this stage is on learning by doing, enhancing ball mastery, and learning the basic techniques and principles of play in a fun and challenging environment.
Players are beginning to become aware of how to interact with teammates. They can be introduced to the idea of thinking about their decisions and movement as being related to themselves and 1 (or at most 2) teammates and 1 or 2 opponents. 1v1, 2v1, 2v2.
Competition is a central element in a player’s development, however, a competitive environment should not be a result-oriented environment. The differences must be made clear. A competitive environment at the youth level encourages decisions from player and coach alike that focus on performance rather than outcome (favoring ball skill and inventiveness as the means to find success within the rules and spirit of the game). The result is just one indicator of performance and at this age, not the most important one.
The practice sessions will be focused between fun practicing and the 5 v 5 games. All players will have equal playing time and will have an opportunity to play all positions equally. The environment will be positive and the emphasis on fun and development.
Each practice session is 45 minutes in length. Practices are on Tuesdays and games on Thursdays. Games play 5v5 (4v4 plus goalkeepers) – 2×25 minutes.
Individual technical development will be focused upon in practice. Also, Small sided (4v4) game play is to be used, as this is an effective method of developing ball mastery and game awareness as it increases opportunities for players to have contact with the ball.
U10 BOYS AND GIRLS (MIXED)
This program is designed for 8 and 9 year old kids. This is the “golden age of learning” when children become less self-centered and are more able to reflect on their actions and learn from their mistakes. This provides an optimal window for further development of individual skills.
The focus at this stage is on learning by doing, enhancing ball mastery, and learning the basic techniques and principles of play in a fun and challenging environment.
Players are becoming more aware of how to interact with teammates. The idea of thinking about their decisions and movement as being related to themselves and 1 or 2 teammates and 2 or 3 opponents can be developed upon. Focus is on 1v1 to 3v3 situations.
The goal is to provide training and game environments that promote the continued growth of ball mastery, an increased game awareness, and an appreciation for taking calculated risks in the attack through 3v3 to 8v8) game model, all in an environment that the players enjoy.
The sessions will focus between fun and practicing the 5 V 5 game. All players will have equal playing time and will have an opportunity to play all positions equally. The environment will be positive and the emphasis on fun and development.
Practices are scheduled on Tuesdays and games on Thursdays. Each practice is 45 minutes and should address individual ball mastery as well as individual and small group decisions, when attacking and defending. As the players mature they are capable of keeping track of more things that are occurring on the field, however game situations and problem solving should still be kept relatively simple. Continue to encourage risk taking and experimenting with the ball, but begin to get them thinking about themes such as working together with their teammates to solve problems, as well as getting used to keeping track of the other players on the field. Each game will be 2×30 minutes
Parent/Volunteer Coaches are needed and will be appointed for the season and will run the stations each week, with assistance from the technical staff. Parent that are head coaches for the entire season will receive credit for their child for the next season. All parents are encouraged to volunteer during the practices and games.
This program is developed to keep our kids active during winter. The indoor soccer starts in October and finishes in March. The program is similar to the spring outdoor program where kids are put in groups and divided into teams. Each team has one practice and/or plays one game per week. Participation to this program has been limited because of the high cost resulting from the cost of facility rental. SRSA usually rents school gyms for this program. Practice and games take place at the main gym of the Apostle of Jesus School, 15 Skyview Ranch Dr. NE, Calgary.
The season is split into two halves and we open up registration for kids who would like to join starting in January to fill any empty spots.
The program is opened to kids of U6 (4 & 5 year old), U8 (6 & 7 year old), U10 (8, 9 & 10 year old).
The kids will play on Wednesdays as follow.
U6: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
U8/U10: 7:30 – 8:30 PM