Intermediate Recreational League (U13 - U18)

Intermediate Recreational League (U13-U18)

Many youth players pursue the dream of representing Canada; others play for simple enjoyment of the game, the camaraderie of being on a team, and the health benefits that the sport provides. Our Long-Term Player Development Model (LTPD) seeks to provide opportunities for youth players to continue in the game, even if they do not pursue high-performance play.

With the emphasis on playing, our format will allow for a sufficient warm-up and game preparation. For U13 the first two sessions will not count towards standings to allow coaches to get to know their team and players to know each other. At U15 and U18 the first session will be used for this purpose.


Phase Time Activity Emphasis
Game
Preparation
3 mins

Coaches organise team 
into formation for game

Organisation
Communication
Game 55 mins

2 x 25 mins halves 
with 5 mins 
half-time
Games where coaching is minimal. 
Players allowed to learn through 
playing the game, making mistakes 
and correcting for themselves.
Coaches there to encourage and
maintain player rotation and
playing time.
Fun
Teanwork
Experimentation


Note:

  • 11 on the field including a keeper, roster of 16.
  • It is recommended teams show up at least 10 minutes early to warm-up for their game

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