Soo City United Program Update
I want to thank all the players for attending tryouts so far and welcome them to the Soo City United Competitive Program. The U13, 14, 15, 16 Girls and U13 Boys teams have been selected and team rosters are now listed on the www.saultyouthsoccer.com website.
U17/18 Girls – 2002/2003 - To be announced
The Soo City United Program’s primary focus is development. It is also a great opportunity to develop new friendships and most importantly having fun.
In all aspects of development your child should play in the best environment for their development. The most important thing for them is to continue to get better each day and grow as players in the best skilled environment available. Every player should be challenged in training and compete with players of the same ability or better. When young soccer players are able to train and compete in an environment that is appropriate to their stage of development, they not only perform at their best, they also have more fun.
The Soo City United Program continually works towards a program philosophy. Teams will train together and players will play with other teams to ensure all players achieve the development and playing opportunities they deserve.
In 2019, the Soo City United Program implemented the IPDL (Indoor Competitive League). The primary focus was to ensure all competitive players play at the appropriate level. Players must be challenged to enhance development and the Indoor Competitive League provided this opportunity. During the outdoor season, all Soo City competitive teams will participate in higher leagues. The U13 teams will play in the U18 division and the U14 and up teams will participate in the women’s first division league and open men’s league, which are teams made of current and past varsity players from across province.
The goal is to find the best solution for the individual athlete while considering all aspects of a training environment. Soo City United continually focuses on providing opportunities to play on or play against older age group teams to ensure we continue to follow the proper development opportunities outlined by Ontario Soccer. Soo City also continue to sustain an affiliation agreement with top tier provincial program (OPDL) to ensure our players have the best possible opportunity for development pathways.
All Soo City Players will receive opportunities, if interested, to play at the regional and provincial level through our affiliates, the London Whitecaps. Opportunities will also be made available to play in the OWSL (Ontario Women’s Soccer League) with the Sudbury Impact U21 team.
Soo City has strived to ensure all aspects of development and pathways to development are provided to our players as mentioned above. The Soo City United has had significant accomplishments over the years recently with the 2005 Girls participating in the Regional Championships.
The Soo City United provides training opportunities each year for our coaching staff. Currently on staff the program contains 2 National B Licensed coaches, 2 provincial C Coaches and all other coaches in the program have the minimum qualifications to coach at the competitive level according to Ontario Soccer Rules and Regulations. The Soo City United program will send 2 coaches all-expense paid every year if interested to obtain Provincial and or National Licensing.
Players that are interested in joining Soo City United Teams as practice players are encouraged to contact Director of Player Development for further information.