The outdoor season starts the first week of May (weather and field conditions permitting) and finishes with our Timbit Jamboree on Saturday, June 27.
Our U7 teams play twice a week, Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm at the Pryce Alderson soccer fields PAS-1 and PAS-2.
All parents must stay and watch while their children are playing on the fields.
Alberta Soccer Association (ASA) has rolled out their grassroots program. We are looking at implementing parts of this at the U3, U5 and U7 levels. This will not affect our 2020 outdoor season but will be implemented for our 2020/21 indoor season and subsequent season. Going forward, we will look to grow the grassroots program in accordance to ASA while acknowledging that the development of our Fort Saskatchewan Soccer players come first.
ASA believes that players at this age level benefit more from learning soccer basics by keeping all players engaged by more ball touches. The proposed ASA grassroots plan is to have no teams at these age levels. However, this does not align with the Fort Saskatchewan Soccer methodology. Our proposed plan is to have all players associated with a team and a set of skilled coaches. The team will be subdivided and will rotate through skill centres that are designed to focus on learning and applying technical skills and drills, ranging from basic to more advanced, from the Soccer is Everything manuals. Players will reconvene into their designated teams and will then have a 30-minute scrimmage against another team focusing on using the skills they have acquired at each learning centre.
All U7 players must wear outdoor cleats, shorts, shin pads and socks which cover their shin pads. Jerseys are generously provided by Tim Hortons. U7 players can keep their jerseys at the end of the season.
For their safety players are not allowed to wear any jewellery (earrings, bracelets, headbands, etc.) during games or practices. Taping of jewellery is not sufficient to prevent player injury.
The City of Fort Saskatchewan will provide rain out information on their website - click here. Sports fields are maintained by the City of Fort Saskatchewan and the City determines when the fields are open for the soccer teams.
U7 Field layouts are under the "Fields" tab.