KNSC offers the Select Division within the Festival Academy to boys and girls ages U6 & U7 that are ready to move from recreational soccer into a curriculum focused on development of skills and techniques.
The program, as recommended by the Canadian Soccer Association and the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model, stresses player development over winning. We are extremely proud of the boys and girls in this program who are learning and having fun.
- All players train together for the development of each individual player
- Separate Teams are not assigned
- The priority is touches on the ball and building confidence
- The intent is to better prepare players for the Rep environment
- KNSC Technical Staff, led by KNSC Festival Head Coach do the training
- Players are assigned by only the Festival Head Coach
- 1 Academy session per week, TrioSportsplex Turf
- 1 Futsal session per week, gym
- 1 hour sessions from November to April
- 1 Academy session per week, grass
- 1 training session per week, Game Activity Game (GAG) Methodology, grass
- 1 Inter-squad game (KNSC Festival) every 2nd week on Saturdays with the U8 Division, grass
- 1 hour sessions from May to September