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Dalhousie Soccer

Soccer games have been cancelled for Thursday April 27th due to weather and teams unable to participate in game play due to the West Dalhousie School Celebration this evening. We strongly encourage those children and coaches who can make it, to utilize the soccer fields and scrimmage and play with the ball and meet some teammates!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the DCA at 403-286-2555 #1 or admin@dalhousiecalgary.ca

The Dalhousie Community Center would like to thank you for registering for the 2017 Soccer season. We will not be accepting anymore registrations for the 2017 season.  However, we are still looking for coaches.  At least two coaches are required for each team and at the younger age group levels, absolutely no experience is required. Coaching clinics will be provided! Please contact the DCA for more information, at 403-286-2555 #1 or admin@dalhousiecalgary.ca

If you have any questions or concerns about your registration, please contact the DCA at 403-286-2555 #1 or admin@dalhousiecalgary.ca

The goal of Dalhousie Soccer is to provide an opportunity for players, referees, and coaches, to participate and enjoy community soccer. Dalhousie Soccer is a community-based soccer program providing an opportunity for the youth of our community to play soccer. Teams are formed on the basis of equality within each age group. The emphasis is on development of soccer skills, team sportsmanship, and FUN. All teams are mixed boys and girls. This recreational league is offered for U4 to U10 age groups inclusive. 2017 seasons starts late April – till mid June on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Registration

Registration is available online ONLY this year. Registration will open soon, please check back soon for registration updates.  Registration between March 16 and March 31 will be subject to a $20 late fee. No other registrations will be accepted after March 31. You will need a current Dalhousie Community Association membership to register. If you have any questions or concerns about your registration, please contact the DCA at 403-286-2555 #1 or admin@dalhousiecalgary.ca.
This year, we will run a U12 boys and a U12 girl’s league, if there is enough interest. We are looking to cooperate with Edgemont Soccer to have more teams involved in this program.

Age Groups and Registration Fees

Players participate in the soccer program according to their age. All players must register in their proper age group. Children may play in an older age group than the one designated for their year of birth (“playing up”), but under no circumstances will they be permitted to play in a younger age group. We get numerous requests for this each year. In advance, we ask that parents respect that for reasons of safety and fair play, there are no exceptions to this rule.

U4 U6 U8 U10 U12
2013 2011/2012 2009/2010 2007/2008 2005/2006
$51 $55 $75 $90 $100
6pm Start 6pm Start 6pm Start TBD TBD
Thursday Evenings Only Tuesday and Thursday Evenings (M/W U12 Girls)

U4 Soccer

This program is a friendly introduction to soccer for children three years old as of December 31 of the previous year. As this is an introduction to soccer, most of the time will be spent on fun, non-competitive games that build confidence with touching the ball. All activities are held on our community fields, Thursday evenings ONLY. Parents are required to remain at the field to supervise their child.

U6 Soccer

This program is an introduction to soccer for children four and five years old as of December 31 of the previous year. The teams are mixed boys and girls and are arranged in an attempt to make each team equal in ability. Children will be playing games with emphasis primarily on dribbling the ball, but also the very basics of kicking and passing. About twenty-five minutes will be dedicated to fun skill-building games and drills, and twenty minutes to a soccer game. Games are played with four children each side including the goalie, giving each child opportunities to handle the ball. With smaller teams (ideally 7 or 8 players to a team), numerous parent volunteers to coach teams are required. All games are held on our community fields Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings. Parents are required to remain at the field to supervise their child.

U8 Soccer

This program is based on fun and a continuing emphasis on building soccer skills for children six and seven years as of December 31 of the previous year. The teams are mixed boys and girls and are arranged in an attempt to make each team equal in ability. Children will be playing games with emphasis on dribbling, kicking and passing. They should also learn the basics of such skills as goalkeeping and shielding the ball. About thirty-five minutes will be dedicated to non-competitive skill-building fun games, and twenty-five minutes to playing a soccer game. With smaller teams (ideally 7or 8 players to a team), numerous parent volunteers to coach teams are required. All games are held on our community fields, Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings.

U10 Soccer

This is a community house league for children eight and nine years old as of December 31 of the previous year. The teams are mixed boys and girls and are arranged in an attempt to make each team equal in ability. Children will be playing games with emphasis on kicking and passing. They should also learn goalkeeping, shielding the ball, and various ways of stopping and controlling the ball. About forty-five minutes will be dedicated to skill-building games and drills, and thirty minutes to a soccer game. The games will be played with seven children a side and will have referees controlling the game. Scores and team standings are not kept; the emphasis is on fun and participation. All games are held on our community fields, Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings.

Volunteers

Dalhousie Soccer is a community-run, non-profit, volunteer-based organization. All families are required to fulfill at least one volunteer role as a condition of registration. If you have more than one child in our program, your family is still only required to fill one volunteer role. Without sufficient volunteers to run the program, it is at risk of being cancelled. Please consider this fun and rewarding opportunity to make a difference for your kids and your community. The most critical volunteer positions are for coaching. At least two coaches are required for each team and at the younger age group levels, absolutely no experience is required. Coaching clinics will be provided! Other volunteer positions included equipment volunteers, safety and ball pump volunteers, and season end event volunteers. Detailed job descriptions are available in the online registration system during the registration process.

Coaching

To teach young kids, you do not need to be an expert in soccer. What you need is to be enthusiastic, have fun, and reinforce what players do right with praise. Praise will make the kids feel good about soccer and doing their best. Your positive thinking will carry over and reap huge dividends for your team.

Basic kicking, dribbling, and passing are all the skills you need and can be learned easily. Mostly you will direct the kids to play some fun soccer-skill building games like “British bulldog”. Playing the right games, week after week, you will be amazed at the improvement of your players. The fuel driving their learning and improvement is having fun. When you see the kids enjoying themselves, you will find yourself having fun too.

Please sign up to volunteer helping with coaching. We intend to have two coaches for every team, in the event that you cannot make it to a game and need backup. Coaching clinics will be offered at the DCA at the completion of registration. The program coordinator will contact you with dates and times. Thank you for your participation in Dalhousie Soccer!