U8-U12 (2012-2008) Open Development Sessions (Formerly called Tryouts)


Open Development Session Information

North Toronto Nitros are hosting Open Development Sessions for the following teams: 

Age Group Location Dates Times Cost
U8

2012B

2012G

Toronto Soccerplex

Tuesday

Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 3

6 - 7 pm FREE (RSVP here)
U9

2011B

2011G

Toronto Soccerplex

Friday

Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 6

6 - 7 pm $30 
U10

2010B

2010G

Toronto Soccerplex

Friday

Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 6

7 - 8 pm $30
U11

2009B

2009G

Downsview Dome

Monday

Feb 24, Mar 2

8 - 9 pm $30
U12

2008B

2008G

Downsview Dome

Wednesday  

Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 4

8 - 9 pm $30

For more questions regarding the sessions please contact Tom Waud or Vance Abreu


Registration

Once registered you will be able to attend all three sessions.


What to Bring

Soccer Cleats (for artificial turf)

Soccer ball 

Shinguards

Water


Open Development Sessions are North Toronto's approach to new players joining our Nitros Development and Select Programs (U8 - U12). In the old model players were told at a young age if they were good enough to join a team, with coaches basing players off of their current ability. At NT we believe in Player Development, it's about how far a player can get not where they start from. This is especially important to consider when we're looking to add players who are just starting out in soccer or sports altogether for that matter.

As such NT has introduced Open Development Sessions (ODS) where we look to have new players join us for some sessions to make sure the environment is best for them and their development. If we, the player or their parents feel the environment is not the best fit then we can look at alternative programs in the club to keep players in soccer and sport in general.

The goal of ODS is to have players in the right environment to keep them playing and enjoying the game which will give us the opportunity to further their development.