Update - With the current uncertainty placed upon the upcoming season of youth sports, our DCC sport convenors are working with each of their sport associations (Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association; Boni Vital Softball Association; Boni Vital Baseball Association; Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association) to determine next steps regarding each of their respective spring seasons.  As soon as we are advised of these decisions, we will share this information with our registrants and advise as to next steps, including how and when refunds will be processed if the season is cancelled.  We thank everyone for their continued patience as we coordinate this effort on behalf of our community centre.

In the meantime, we are leaving the youth sport registration links open for anyone interested in registering their children to ensure they are included on a team, should their sport of choice continue this season.  Should a decision be made to cancel any or all seasons, registration fees paid will be refunded/credited for all registrants at that time.

Thank you all again for your patience during this uncertain time.

Stay safe and well.

Dakota CC Sport Convenors and Management

MINI SOCCER

The season is scheduled to start the first week in May (weather permitting) and coincides with the school calendar, ending the last week of June. We do not reschedule for rainy days.

Parent involvement is encouraged. Dropping kids off and leaving is not permitted. Kids consider fun in a number of ways: playing with friends, trying new ideas, gaining more confidence/skill, and enjoying a positive experience. Many children learn best through games and repetition.

Coaches

Better coaching equates to more fun!  That’s what the game of Mini Soccer is all about … FUN and snacks of course!  Following the guidelines from the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) Dakota Mini Soccer implements the stage perspective to ensure our players have a great time. 

If you are interested in becoming a coach and attending a clinic please visit, Manitoba Soccer | Coaching  Note: You will be reimbursed for the clinic by Dakota Community Centre, please save your receipts and submit to the front office.

In addition to the above, Sport Manitoba offers Respect in Sport which can be completed online for coaches, assistants and managers.

Visit our Coaching Resources page for a full list of resources and links. 

Group Levels

STAGE 1: ACTIVE START (Ages 4 & 5)
At this stage coaches and parents focus on more games versus scrimmage to allow the player more repetition and time with the ball.  The format encourages basic fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, landing, kicking, catching, and throwing in a fun setting built around informal play and positive reinforcement.

STAGE 2: FUNDAMENTALS  (Ages 6-8)
Allows children to develop their movement ABC's, agility, balance, coordination, and speed while learning the basics of the game. Emphasis remains on fun, cooperation, and maximum time on the ball. Coaches and parents together create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “Freedom and Fun.” Technical instruction is introduced through movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball.

Team Uniform and Equipment

Players are required to have the following equipment: Shin Guards; Shorts; Runners or Cleats (optional)

NO caps or jewelry are permitted on the field re: safety concerns.

Schedule / Location / Rates

Age

Day / Time

Teams / Location

Rate

Stage 1: Active Start Ages 4 & 5 (4 years old by Dec. 31, 2019, Born in 2015)

Tuesday
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Teams 1-10
HS Paul School

$80

Stage 1: Active Start Ages 4 & 5 (4 years old by Dec. 31, 2019, Born in 2015)

Tuesday
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Teams 11 - 20
George McDowell

$80

Stage 2: FUNdamentals Ages 5 & 6 (5 years old by Dec. 31, 2019, Born in 2014)

Monday & Wednesday
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Christine Lesperance

$100

Stage 2: FUNdamentals Ages 6 & 7 (6 years old by Dec. 31, 2019, Born in 2013)

Monday & Wednesday
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Samuel Burland

$100

Stage 2: FUNdamentals Ages 7 & 8  (7 years old by Dec. 31, 2019, Born in 2012)

Tuesday - 7:00pm-7:45pm & Thursday
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Ecole St. Germain

$100

Registration

Registration for the Mini Soccer Program will be online! Click the link below!

REGISTRATION DATES: February 1 - until further notice

*late fees will apply as follows: (LATE FEES ARE WAIVED AT THIS TIME)

  • $25 for registrations received March 15 - 22
  • ​​$50 for every week after March 22

 

Questions about Mini Soccer?

Jared Neufeld
Program Coordinator
jared@dakotacc.com