Mini Soccer 2018

Another exciting season of mini-soccer has come to a close. Thank you to all the coaches, managers, parents/guardians for making the 2018 season the success that it was.

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.


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.

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


Day / Time

Teams / Location


Stage 1: Active Start Ages 4 & 5 (4 years old by Dec. 31, 2018, Born in 2014)

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Teams 1-10
HS Paul School


Stage 1: Active Start Ages 4 & 5 (4 years old by Dec. 31, 2018, Born in 2014)

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Teams 11 - 20
George McDowell


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


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


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



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

Indoor Soccer 2018-2019

Registration for 2018-2019 indoor soccer season will run from August 27 to September 10, 2018. To register please visit the Dakota Community Centre website at www.dakotacc.com.



  • Cost: $440.00 per registration

  • Coaches and teams are expected to be determined by end of September.

  • Indoor Youth Soccer season will run from about mid October towards mid to late March.

  • Over the winter and spring there are several tournaments. Your coach will provide more information as registration for these tournaments approach. The cost per player will be outside of registration fees for the regular indoor season.

  • Days of Play for Youth Soccer are usually Weekends; for the younger aged teams (u9-u12) generally girls will play on Saturday’s and boys will play on Sundays. Although not finalized older aged teams (u13-u18) may also have the girls play on Saturday’s and boys on Sunday’s; with the odd game during the week.

  • Games are played City wide.

  • Teams typically have one practice per week; however, it is at the coaches’ discretion if they choose to have more than one. Practices will be at assigned school gyms within the Bonivital area. Day of practice will be determined by the coach as well as school gym permit selected.

  • Dakota will provide each player a Jersey, and requires a $60.00 deposit cheque (post dated March 15th, 2019 and to be handed to coach prior to jersey distribution) which is cashed if the jersey is not returned at end of season. 

  • All players will need to have indoor soccer cleats, shin pads, shorts and socks (colors to be decided by the coach).Outdoor cleats can be used at U of M, U of W and at 7-Oaks (Garden City).

  • Please note that all items of jewellery (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands, etc.) are strictly forbidden and must be removed prior to game. Using tape to cover jewellery is not acceptable. 

  • Any team, coach, or friend request can be made at the time of registration.

  • We are always looking for energetic and dedicated volunteers to coach! If you are interested in volunteering to coach or be a team official (e.g. team manager), please indicate at the time of registration.

  • Please note: ALL team officials wishing to sit on the bench must meet the screening requirements for the Police check including the Vulnerable Sector Search and a Child Abuse Registry check to be eligible to be assigned to a roster.  Additionally all team officials are required to complete the online Respect in Sport program (visit: www.sportmanitoba.ca). Once completed, a certificate number is provided online.

  • Coach will call players for practice and provide game schedule. There will be at least one practice/week at a local school gym. The day, time and venue to be determined by the designated coach.

  • The Dakota CC Youth Soccer Director is Pram Tappia and he can be reached at Soccer@dakotacc.com or 204-227-6158.

  • Please visit the following websites for more information on youth soccer: www.dakotacc.com; www.bonivitalsoccer.com; www.winnipegyouthsoccer.com

Late Registration Fees:

Monday, September 10 to Sunday, September 16 - $25.00
Monday, September 17 to Registration Closure - $50.00

Questions? Contact:

Pram Tappia