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, 2018, Born in 2014)

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, 2018, Born in 2014)

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, 2018 Born in 2013)

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

Christine Lesperance

$100

Stage 2: FUNdamentals Ages 6 & 7 (6 years old by Dec. 31, 2018, Born in 2012)

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

Samuel Burland

$100

Stage 2: FUNdamentals Ages 7 & 8  (7 years old by Dec. 31, 2018, Born in 2011)

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: March 1 - March 31

*late fees will apply as follows (no exceptions):

  • $25 for registrations received April 1 - April 7
  • ​​$50 for every week after April 7 

 

Questions about Mini Soccer?

Jared Neufeld
Program Coordinator
jared@dakotacc.com