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Junior Hornets Program - Spring & Summer

U5/U6 (Active Start)

SUMMER SEASON

Boys and Girls
  • Week Night: Tuesdays
  • Time: 6 to 7pm
  • Start Date:  May 21st
  • End Date:  September 7th
  • Location: Hornets Nest
  • Cost:  Registration $150
  • Break period: Jul 22-Aug5

Dates and times subject to change

SPRING SEASON

Boys and Girls
  • Week Night: Tuesdays
  • Start Date: March 19th 
  • End Date: May 7th
  • Location: de Voyageurs primary school
  • Kickoff Time: 6:15pm
  • Cost: $90.00 

 

Program Highlights (Spring and Summer): 

  • One session of play per week
  • One Hornets jersey Included
  • Inter Squad games
  • Active Start Programming
  • Head Technical Director overseeing/coaching sessions
  • FREE FURY FC HOME GAME TICKETS INCLUDED

ACTIVE START

Players will learn proper fundamental movement skills like running, jumping, twisting and catching. Emphasis will also be placed on the ‘player and the ball’ ­– dribbling, controlling and kicking. The program stresses the love of the game through informal play and positive reinforcement. While skills are important, high fives and goal celebrations are encouraged!


What do I need to Play?

The summer sessions will be played outdoors rain or shine. We only cancel if the fields are in terrible shape, the city closes fields or the weather is just too terrible to play. Each child should have the following:

  • Cleats for use on an outdoor field;
  • Shin pads;
  • Socks and shorts;
  • A water bottle;
  • A size 3 or 4  soccer ball (optional);
  • Someone to provide high fives at water breaks!

U7/U8 (Fundamentals)

SUMMER SEASON

Girls, U7-U8
  • Week Night: Tuesdays (Training sessions)
  • Time: U7/ U8 - 7 to 8pm
  • Weekend: Saturdays (Small sided games)
  • Time: U7/U8 - 9 to 10am
  • Start Date: May 21st            
  • End Date:   September 7th
  • Location: Hornets Nest 
  • Cost: Registration - $220
  • Break period: Jul 22-Aug 5

Dates and times subject to change

Boys, U7-U8
  • Week Night: Wednesday (Training sessions)
  • Times: U7 - 6 to 7pm   &   U8 - 7 to 8pm
  • Weekend: Saturdays (Small sided games)
  • Time: U7/U8 - 9 to 10am
  • Start Date: May 22st            
  • End Date:   September 7th
  • Location: Hornets Nest 
  • Cost: Registration - $220
  • Break period: Jul 22-Aug 5

Dates and times subject to change

SPRING SEASON

Boys and Girls
  • Week Night: See schedule link 
  • Start Date: March 21st
  • End Date: May 11th
  • Location: See schedule link
  • Times: See schedule link
  • Cost: $160.00

Program Highlights (Spring and Summer): 

  • One Training sessions per week
  • One Game per week (Summer)
  • Festivals (mini tournaments within the city) 
  • Hornets green jersey Included 
  • Head Technical Director overseeing/coaching sessions
  • FREE FURY FC HOME GAME TICKETS INCLUDED

Fundamentals

Players develop the ABCs: agility, balance, coordination, and speed. The ‘player and the ball’ will further develop the technical abilities of players – dribbling, gaining ball control in passing, passing less than 25m, kicking the ball forward and shooting.  Coaches will create an environment that emphasizes ‘freedom and fun’ in the development of physical and technical skills.

What do I need to Play?

The summer sessions will be played outdoors rain or shine. We only cancel if the fields are in terrible shape, the city closes fields or the weather is just too terrible to play. Each child should have the following:

  • Cleats for use on an outdoor field;
  • Shin pads;
  • Socks and shorts;
  • A water bottle;
  • A size 3 or 4  soccer ball (optional);
  • Someone to provide high fives at water breaks!

WHAT IS JUNIOR HORNETS

Ottawa Gloucester Hornets are introducing a “Junior Hornets” program for ages U5-U8. The program adheres to the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model of Canada Soccer and incorporates the philosophy of "Soccer for Life". The program allows our youngest players to train and compete in a developmentally appropriate environment while learning the fundamentals of soccer.

Program Design

The program focuses on the first two stages of the LTPD model: Active Start and Fundamentals. Players will train under the supervision of  Jason Da Costa (Hornets Lead Technical Director) in an environment that emphasizes player enjoyment and success. The program is built around small-sided games, which enhances the learning experience and contributes to a life-long passion for the game.

LTPD Focus

Structured around LTPD and small-sided games.  The Hornets use small-sided games to maximize ‘touches’ on the ball and develop technical abilities. This provides opportunities for players to become independent ‘problem-solvers’ with the ball and develop into fearless, creative players who love the game.