At the ActiveStart stage, the goal is to keep the children moving, active with a ball and develop a passion for the game of soccer with several touches on the ball. Teaching basic movements such as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching is key at this stage. A central focus is on the player with the ball, including running with the ball, dribbling, controlling, kicking and shooting.
(U6-U7) Early Development Program (EDP)- LTPD Stage: FUNdamentals
At the Early Development stage, we offer additional opportunities for skills development with qualified licensed coaches.
(U8) Player Development Program (PDP)- LTPD Stage: FUNdamentals
At the FUNdamentals stage, individual player development is paramount. We create and promote an environment that is fun and allows players to learn through exploration. The emphasis here is placed on the ABC’s of movement: agility, balance and co-ordination plus speed. Movement exercises/games are designed to get players several touches with the ball.
(U9-U12) Player Development Program (PDP)- LTPD Stage: Learn To Train
This is the “Golden Age of Learning” and an important time to teach basic principles of play and establish a solid training ethic. Coaches will emphasize repetitions, as they are important to develop technical excellence, but create a fun and challenging environment with activities and games to stimulate learning.
The KNSC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucille Abate as KNSC General Manager.
Lucille Abate has been a volunteer in soccer for many years as Past President of the York Region Soccer Association, former District Representative on the Board of Ontario Soccer and Past President of the Newmarket Soccer Club. Lucille has worked with KNSC in the past few years in securing funding for the Canada Summer Grants. With her vast experience both in soccer and in business, she will combine strong administrative and operations processes to our organization as we move forward with the revitalization of our club.
KNSC Board of Directors
#KNSC is looking for boys and girls who would like to join a highly competitive program that emphasizes all four corners of the LTPD model. If you are looking to play in a serious, supportive, and motivating environment that will improve your individual skills, teamwork, and game understanding, the Coaches would be glad to hear from you.
Congrats to #KNSC GK Coach Camilo who achieved his newest professional GK licence this past week in Chile.
This past month, KNSC, in partnership with Boomerang Health Clinic (SickKids affiliate), has hosted a "Soccer Clinic" for children with Special Needs. Our intent was to introduce "the beautiful game" to individuals who may never gotten the chance to play. The events proved to be very successful. As the Head Coordinator of Special Needs Integration for KNSC, I was very pleased to see the incredible interactions between KNSC players & staff alongside the Special Needs participants.
To assist with the clinic, I asked the KNSC U-12 Boys team and coaches if they were interested in participating. I was overwhelmed by the desire to assist with the event. Their maturity and genuine compassion with the Boomerang participants was truly remarkable.
Thank you to the Boomerang staff for contacting their patients, as well as, all of the behind-the-scene tasks that you assisted us with.
Looking forward to bigger and better Special Needs events with our new friends at Boomerang.
KNSC U-12 Head Coach and Special Needs Coordinator
The KNSC has been approved for a Canada Summer Jobs Grant. The students met with Deb Schulte, the Member of Parliament for King-Vaughan.