past few weeks, the Toronto team has been reaching out to club and district
contacts throughout the region to provide competition information and answer
any questions regarding group sales and ticket savings for the FIFA U-20
Women’s World Cup coming this August.
On March 1st,
the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 Official Draw will be held in Montreal
where teams will be assigned to play in each host city during the group
stage. After the Draw, Venue Packs will continue to be on sale for a
limited time with savings of up to 30% off the regular price of individual
match tickets for group orders. You can see every match in Toronto with a
venue pack group starting from as low as $39. To find out more about
venue packs or to submit a Group/Club Request Form, please click
here or visit FIFA.com/Canada2014.
Interesting Interview see below
BOBBY ORR INTERVIEW
HDSA COACH MENTORING PROGRAMME
BETTER COACHES, BETTER PLAYERS
The Huronia District Soccer Association board has approved the
formation of a Coach Development Programme.
The initiative is designed to develop the skills of coaches
working at clubs within the district and to assist them in preparing for
Ontario Soccer Association courses up to provincial Pre-B and B Licences and
The CDP will be headed by Steve Payne, the HDSA Technical
Director, an approved instructor and Master Learning Facilitator for the OSA.
Payne holds the Union of European Football Associations
Pro-Licence, considered the highest award in the world, and has assessed
candidates taking the UEFA A Licence.
Coaches interested in participating in this new programme are
asked to email the Technical Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaches taking part will attend at the HDSA Centre of Excellence
in Alliston on Saturdays.
The plan is for two groups of coaches to attend at the training
every other week.
Coaches will be guided in the principles, philosophy and
requirements of Long Term Player Development and the relevant coaching courses
and take part in practical sessions.
Coach development is the most crucial component of LTPD and the
leading priority for Mark Marshall, the Manager of Coach Development for the
The Huronia CDP programme will be free of charge for coaches.
The following are the FIFA 11 Grassroots Soccer rules for parents as presented at a four-day FIFA course in Vaughan.
1. Remember that children play for fun. Help your child to enjoy the game regardless of the result.
2. Support your child by attending games and practice sessions.
3. Never criticise your child for making mistakes and avoid over-analysing your child's performance after every game.
4. Applaud and encourage all players, including the opponents.
5. Remain outside the field of play.
6. Respect the match officials' decisions.
7. Never use abusive language or behaviour.
8. Allow the coaches to do their jobs and do not confuse the children by interfering. Respect that most coaches and administrators are volunteers giving so much of their time to your child.
9. Encourage your child to speak directly to the coach if he or she is having difficulties. Taking responsibility like this is a big part of becoming a mature person.
10. Be responsible - help your child get to practice sessions and games on time.
11. Enjoy watching your child play soccer.
CGSL and CSL 2014 league Structure and Team placements for U13 Divisions.
Youtube link for Soccer Player, Parents and Coaches
HDSA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Centre of Excellence Photos
The Keep It Up challenge.
Steve Payne, our Technical Director, has issued a Keep It Up challenge for all players in Huronia.
In their own time, players should practice until they can do 10 keep-ups on the head; 25 keep-ups on the thighs and 25 keep-ups in sequence, left-right, on the feet.
The challenge is designed to improve the basic control techniques of all our players.
Club coaches can keep a list and tick them off when players demonstrate the completion of the challenge.
See interview with TD Steve Payne on Rogers about LTPD
interview starts at the 6 minute 20 seconds mark.