Skill Centre Program - Parent Info

Skill Centre Program - Parent Info

Skill Centre Program Information

The Skill Centre Program is designed to meet the needs of players that desire a more challenging and competitive playing environment. Our main goal for the skill centre program is to help each player reach their maximum potential with regards to soccer, in a challenging yet fun environment.

Practices will be based on the Skill Centre model where players are split into groups each week, training with a series of games and drills to develop soccer skills. All Skill Centre games will follow the new Skill Centre format, consisting of tournament-style games, 3 x 20-minute games for U08/U09 players, and 2 x 40-minute games for U10/U11 players.

Skills Centre is open to everyone! The Skill Centre Program will ask for more commitment than our grassroots and mini Timbits programs. If you are looking for a program with less commitment or it's your first time playing, the Grassroots Program might be for you!

U08 – U11 Skill Centre Program – Open to players born between 2009 and 2013

  • This program will include one training session per week (April/May) and two training sessions per week (June, July and August).
  • Skill Centre Boys train Wednesdays and Skill Centre Girls train Mondays (April/May). Specific training days for June, July and August are TBD.
  • The teams will participate in the Nova Scotia Soccer League. The format for game play will be festival style, hosted weekly by different participating clubs.
  •  The U8/U9 Skill Centre teams will play 5 v 5, with the teams being selected by the Skill Centre Coordinator using guidelines set forth by Soccer Nova Scotia.
  • The U10/U11 Skill Centre teams will play 7 v 7, with the teams being selected by the Skill Centre Coordinator using the guidelines set forth by Soccer Nova Scotia.
  • This is a 19 week program, tentatively starting the week of April 13th and ending the week of August 17th.