Updated January 20th 2020
2020 Outdoor Nitros Select Program
Outdoor Program Overview
The Outdoor Select Program is offered to players ages U9-U12 (born from 2008 - 2011) 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 league 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 as well as inter-squad matches during the months of July and August. . Festival and exhibition game information can be found further down the page.
Practices will run using different formats depending on the group: GAG (Game-Activity-Game) and the Station Model are the two session formats used in the Select Program.
Select Age Groups Available to Join
There is limited space in all Select age groups.
U9 Boys (born in 2011)
U9 Girls (born in 2011)
U10 Boys (born in 2010)
U10 Girls (born in 2010)
U11 Boys (born in 2009)
U11 Girls (born in 2009)
U12 Boys (born in 2008)
U12 Girls (born in 2008)
Select Open Development Sessions (formerly Tryouts)
You need to register for the Open Development Session, the fee is $15 (whether you attend one or both dates)
Please note, Downsview Park Dome is located behind the Hangar facility. More information and directions to Downsview and Central Tech can be found HERE.
Outdoor Start Date
Tentatively May 1st 2020
Outdoor End Date
Tentatively September 15th 2020
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 however 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 Outdoor Program, we ask that players commit to the majority (4 out of 5) of the festivals/tournaments as we base the number of teams entered on the number of players available.
*Please note, practice days are tentative and subject to change.
Tentative Practice Schedule
The Tentative Practice Schedule is posted HERE.
Festivals/Tournaments and Exhibition Games
During the Outdoor Season we look to attend 4-5 events: 2 in May, 2 in June and 1 in September. The festivals/tournaments we are looking to enter are:
- Frank Sobil May 2nd - 3rd [girls] and May 9th - 10th [boys] (Oshawa)
- West Rouge Challenge May 23rd [boys] - May 24th [girls] (Scarborough)
- UMSC Festival June 6th [girls] - June 7th [boys] (Unionville)
- King City Festival June 20th [U11 & U12] - June 21st [U9 & U10] (King City)
- Richmond Hill Challenge Cup September 12th [boys] - September 13th [girls] (Richmond Hill)
We will look to schedule exhibition games against our Nitros Development teams and if possible other clubs. The exhibition games will most likely take place during the months of July, August and September on weekends.
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.