The North Toronto Soccer Club (NTSC) Nitros Development program is for players from the age of under 8 (2012) to under 12 (2008) for both males and females. All players will train throughout the year under the direction of Tom Waud (Manager of Nitros Development) and the assigned Long Term Player Development (LTPD) Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the age group, all of which are Children’s licence trained.
The overall objective of NTSC’s Nitros Development program is to create a developmental environment for every player that matches his/her individual playing needs and abilities. To do this, NTSC will be following CSA’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD).
Season Duration and Commitment
The 2019 Outdoor season (spring and summer) is 18-20 weeks beginning April 29th and ends early September depending on end of league play. Sessions will be on both grass and/or turf.
As players develop throughout their time at North Toronto Nitros, they will be provided with the opportunity to continue in the program if the following minimum requirements are met:
All North Toronto Nitros practices we will be following the Ontario Soccer Player Development Model. North Toronto Nitros have created an adapted version of the model which can be seen here: 4 Corner Model.
Four staff coaches work with players at each training session; one at league games (U9-U12). All coaches have training and experience working with children. Seven North Toronto Nitros grassroots coaches are among 24 coaches in Canada who have taken the 2-week Canada Children's License training course and are completing this new license.
U8 (2012) - 5 v 5 - Festival format, two games per festival of 30 mins
U9 (2011) - U10 (2010) - 7 v 7 - One game of 50 mins
U11 (2009) - U12 (2008) - 9 v 9 - One game of 70 mins
For more information, please see the Ontario Soccer Development Matrices HERE.
Age Group Information Pages
Coaching staff and Outdoor schedules 2019