May 23, 2020
June 13, 2020
hosted by Vaughan SC
Cranstan Park (MacKenzie Glen District Park)
June 27, 2020
hosted by Kleinburg Nobleton SC
July 11, 2020
hosted by Woodbridge SC
Holy Cross Catholic Academy
July 25, 2020
Glen Shields FC
August 8, 2020
hosted by Thornhill SC
August 22, 2020
hosted by King United SC
Osin Lions Park, Schomberg
September 12, 2020
hosted by Whitchurch-Stouffville SC
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).