2019 Outdoor Nitros Select Program
Outdoor Program Overview
The Outdoor Select Program is offered to players ages U9-U14 (born from 2005 - 2010) looking to continue their development in soccer in a more structured environment. The Select Program looks to help bridge the gap between NT’s Recreational House League and Development programs while giving players a more structured environment with a pathway to further development.
The Select Program does not play in weekly season games as we try to accommodate for players that go away to camps and vacations during the Summer months (July and August). Instead of league games the Select teams play in Festivals during the months of May, June and September, which are preset for the season before registration.
Exhibition games will also be arranged to give more playing opportunities. Festival and exhibition game information can be found further down the page.
We will now be running single age groups, to help better challenge players and allow for optimal development. Practices will run using different formats: GAG (Game-Activity-Game) and the Station Model.
Open Development Sessions/Select Trials (formerly Tryouts)
Information on the Open Development Session will be available by February 2019.
Outdoor Start Date
Tentatively May 1st 2019
Outdoor End Date
Tentatively September 2019
There are no consequences for missed sessions other than missing out on a chance to practice and develop. We recognize that there will be absences due to vacations and other commitments although there will be no fee adjustment for any missed time.
There are 2 weekly practices* (2 weekday practices)
No practice on long weekends or holidays.
There are no league games for the Indoor Program however we are exploring other playing opportunities detailed below.
*Please note, practice days are tentative and subject to change.
Tentative Practice Schedule
When available the Tentative Practice Schedule will be posted here.
Festivals and Exhibition Games
During the Outdoor Season we look to attend 5 festivals throughout the season. Last year, during the 2018 Outdoor Season, we attended 2 in May, 2 in June and 1 in September. The festivals attended last season were:
Frank Sobil May 12th-13th
West Rouge Challenge May 26th-27th
UMSC Festival June 9th-10th (U9-U12)
Barrie Spiritfest June 9th-10th
King City Festival June 23rd-24th
Richmond Hill Challenge Cup September 15th-16th
Once festivals have been determined they will be posted here.
We will look to schedule exhibition games against our Nitros teams and other clubs. The exhibition games will most likely take place during the months of July, August and September.
Call Up Opportunities
There could be the opportunity to call up to a Nitros team for one of their games. If a Nitros team is short players, they can look to Select players to help fill out the roster and give a chance for them to play in a league game.
Any questions please contact the Recreation Manager Nicolas Hurtado.