Riverview Community Centre
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Mini Soccer

WELCOME TO MINI SOCCER
Mini soccer is open to all children aged 3 to 8. There is no requirement to have any previous skills or experience with soccer. Mini soccer is primarily focused on ensuring players have fun while learning some basic soccer skills. Mini soccer is licensed and sanctioned by the Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA).

Riverview Community Centre will supply the jerseys, soccer balls, and nets. In terms of equipment, each child will need:


Registration for 2024 now open!


Program Overview

U-3 and U-4/5 programs:

The 3-year-old division is a very basic introduction to soccer. Parents may be required to participate more actively to help their child and the coaches. At the U-4/5 level, the players will develop basic soccer skills (i.e. dribbling, passing, and shooting).

These sessions are designed to provide all players with multiple opportunities to touch the ball in a fun and positive environment. The majority of each session will be fun games (mostly with a soccer ball), followed by a short scrimmage against another Riverview team (3 v 3; no goalie).

U-6, U-7, and U-8 Program:

Basic soccer techniques are developed, and team skills are introduced. Teams play either 4 v 4 or 5 v 5, with a goalie. The U6, U7, and U8 teams travel to play other clubs (Wildwood, Fort Garry, and Lord Roberts).

Mini Soccer Schedule (all games are at 6pm)

Year Born Age Division Day(s) of the Week Home Field (subject to change)
2016 U8 Tuesday / Thursday Ecole Riverview School Field
2017 U7 Tuesday / Thursday Ecole Riverview School Field
2018 U6 Monday / Wednesday Ecole Riverview School Field
2019/20 U4/5 Thursday Riverview Community Centre
2021 U3 Thursday Riverview Community Centre

Important Dates:

There will be a coaches/managers meeting the evening of Thursday, April 18. Details to follow.

The 2024 mini soccer season will run from April 29 (weather/field conditions permitting) until June 20 (end date may be extended by a week if we cannot start on time). There will be a wind up for all Riverview teams on June 25th .

Coaching:

The mini soccer program relies on volunteer coaches. Coaching is a great way to become involved in the community and be part of your child’s growth within a sport. Do not be afraid if you are unfamiliar with soccer – we will provide resources and materials to help you run a practice. Lastly, coaching is a great
way to you to fulfill your volunteer bond requirement.

Because we are sanctioned by MSA, coaches need to obtain the following (all of this is paid for by the club; there is no cost to the coaches):

  • Criminal record check and child abuse registry check (both must have been completed within the past 36 months)
  • Respect in Sport for Activity Leader
  • Active Start (if coaching U3, U4/5, or U6)
  • FUNdamentals (if coaching U7 or U8)

Cost:

Total Cost: $76 ($60 to Riverview Community Club plus a $16 licensing fee paid to MSA).

Registration period: February 8 to March 24. Registrations received after the closing date are subject to availability and a late fee of $20.

How to Register:

Step 1: You will first need to register as a player with Manitoba Soccer Association (MSA) and pay your $16 licensing fee. At the end of this process, you will receive an email receipt confirming payment with the MSA. In this email, there will be links to the various soccer clubs in Manitoba, IGNORE THESE LINKS, as they aren’t applicable to your mini players. Move to Step 2.

Step 2: Once you are done Step 1, you will need to finalize your registration at Riverview Community Centre. The cost is $60. Register per the age division outlined above. Select your volunteer role: Coach, Assistant Coach, or Team Manager. Identify any allergies or other important
information in the Comment Section.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mini-Soccer Convenor, Trish Faurschou, at minisoccer@riverviewcc.ca.

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