What is SportStars' u9 Soccer? Simple, we don't have a former professional coach. We don't have heavy drills, competitions or tryouts. We simply teach a small drill or skill every class and then go straight into a scrimmage. Teams are made weekly by the coach to make sure teams are balanced and all the kids are having fun. Unlike the clubs, Boys and Girls are mixed together on the same field in a coed format. It's all the fun without the pressure!
For those new to SportStars and with children in other age cohorts we offer Toddler Soccer (ages 1.5-2.5) • PreSchool Soccer (2.5-3.5) • Girls & Boys Soccer (3.5-5) • Kids Soccer (5-7) • Youth Soccer (7-9) • u9/u10 Soccer (9-10)Sign Up Now >>
What is our u9 program? Simple its just playing the beautiful game. We run coed programs, we don't do heavy drills, yelling is banned (as will aggressive parents). Are they all beginners? No. Many of our youth soccer players are strong players that just enjoy playing the game.
Basically every week we do a warm up, followed by a new drill such as non-dominant foot shots, accuracy shots, etc. Then we jump straight into a scrimmage based on teams our coaches put together. Passing and play setup is encouraged in order to build all players abilities.
Parents are encouraged to bring a grab a seat on the bleachers, sit back and put up their feet. After so many years - you've earned it.
Classes usually run the full hour and if time blocks permit we will run later depending on how the energy of the class is.
Classes are weekly at the same time, same place
Classes are capped based on field capacity
Children receive an exciting colorful SportStars shirt
All our toddler activities take place at Applewood Heights Secondary School in Mississauga. We have the best of both worlds - rain or shine.
We are proud of Mississauga's newest turf field. No more twisted ankles or muddy feet. Just fun toddler soccer!
For those days when rain, snow or simply cold gets in the way, we bring our kids indoors to one of the excellent gyms at the PDSBs regional sports program school. We'll still run all kinds of age appropriate drills to further develop your child's sports skills. But most important we do everything we can to make sure your little toddler soccer player is having fun - stickers included!
We're centrally located at Bloor & Tomken a few minutes east of Square One.
For those looking for Etobicoke Youth Soccer Programs, please don't look us over. We are 7 minutes from 427/Bloor and an excellent option for our eastward friends.
Even though we're not Oakville Soccer, we do have many parents that join. Whether it's our Rain or Shine offering or our convenient weekday offerings, we offer something few others can.
Our programs vary greatly depending on the age of the child. Regardless of the youngest or the oldest, our coaches work on a 10 week rotating curriculum that focuses on key outcomes for that week. The program rotates so
one missed week is not detrimental and children can join anytime. For example, they may have missed "left foot kicks" but that will come around again.
The nature of our programs and coaching is also such that competitive kids are encouraged and challenged by the coaches while introductory children are supported by the coaches.
Toddler Soccer is for parents toddlers aged 18 months to 2 ½ years looking to try soccer or an activity possibly for the first time. Children may or may not be comfortable leaving Mom or Dad and a supporting hand from the Parent is encouraged. Our coaches support children through different games focused on learning basic agility such as balance or kicking. Children will naturally be learning colors and counting throughout.a Most importantly, this is an exciting opportunity for children to become independent and "learn how to be coached."Learn more about our toddler soccer program
PreSchool Soccer, children soccer players 2 ½ to 3 ½ years old, builds on the toddler program. While the games are similar, the expectations are different. Children may be supported by parents for a few classes but by about the 3rd class should be fully independent from Mom or Dad. Most children will understand instruction and many begin to thrive in the program. At this point parents should expect that the program is 80% fun and 20% soccer many drills barely resembling the game.Learn more about our preschool soccer program
Girls and Boys Soccer, for those aged 3 ½ to 5 years old, begins to focus on teamwork and after several sessions may introduce the concept of a "soccer game." Parents should be aware that children at this age rarely pass and certainly don't function as a team. Our coaches are instructed that it is better to change the game than to promote "fun anarchy."Learn more about our boys and girls soccer program
Kids Soccer, for kids aged 5 to 7, starts to resemble what parents would expect from a "soccer program." Soccer drills from the OSA player development guides are introduced. Has a topic to focus on and for the first time a significant amount of time is dedicated in each session to a soccer games/scrimmage.Learn more about our kids soccer program
These programs, youth soccer players aged 7-9 and 9-11, build upon the kids program above but with greater honing of skills and a higher percentage of game play. for those wondering between us and a soccer club or an academy we focus on two things. 1) We think we do a better job with the non-rep players. 2) We invest more into our young kids (those aged under 12) than the clubs that invest heavily into the senior teams.Learn more about our youth soccer program