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Active Start (U4-U5) Program

What is Active Start?

At this introductory level, the objective is to get children aged 4-7 moving and to keep them active.

No competitive games should be played – the objective is for adults and children to play together informally.

We strongly recommend that a parent gets involved with their children at the earliest stages of Active Start to allow the child to feel more comfortable in an initially strange environment.

While each team requires a volunteer (parent) coach, the Kingston Clippers provide trained technical coaches to support the volunteer coaches in delivering the program. 

Practice Focus

1) Small-sided games

  • Can be 1v1, e.g. Mom or Dad vs Child....
  • Just let them play, lots of movement.

2) Soccer Coordination

  • Ball each, lots of touches, left and right foot, different parts of foot and body.

3) Soccer Technique

  • Fun activities and games with a ball each, concentrate on dribbling, all directions.

4) General Movements

  • Running, jumping, twisting, rolling, hopping, moving backwards, etc.

All done in a fun, safe, interactive environment.

Program Information

  • Fall and Winter sessions will be 10 weeks long each
  • Sessions are on Saturdays OR Sundays from 10am to 11am.
  • Registration fees per session, will be $125/player for 2015/2014.
  • If you sign up in Fall, for both Fall and Winter sessions you will receive a 10% discount.
  • Registration fee includes a Jr Gaels tshirt.
  • All sessions will be out of the Boys and Girls Club, West End Hub. 
  • Sessions are led by our Staff Coaches.

Role of the Parents

Before practice

  • Ensure your child has eaten and has had enough rest.
  • Ask your child if they have all their “kit” and a water bottle.

During your child’s practice

  • Support the coach with praise and encouragement.
  • Praise effort don’t criticize mistakes.

After your child’s practice

  • Praise the effort your child has given.
  • Ask if they had fun.
  • Give them food and a drink.
Kingston Clippers Soccer Club

Kingston Clippers Soccer Club

Phone: 613-384-6196