First Touches Program

 

What Is First Touches All About?

The Suburban FC First-Touches program is designed for young children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years of age. The program is an introduction to the sport of soccer through physical literacy, movement exploration, social interactions, structured & unstructured play and most importantly, fun!


This program will provide these young children (& future soccer stars!) with an opportunity to explore physical movements and physical literacy development all while having fun, staying active, and getting their first touches on a soccer ball!


The program is designed with a parent-tot structure, where the participants’ parents stay and play with them under the directions and guidance of our trained & qualified staff coaches. 
 


Program Details

This program is offered in two Bedford locations and sessions run for 45-60 minutes. The sessions are composed of physical literacy & movement, technical introduction, motor skills & coordination, fun play & games, play, and various activities to keep the young players socially, physically and emotionally active/engaged! 

This program will be offered starting in fall 2022. There will be two blocks for the fall/winter 2022-23 seasons. Two blocks of 6 weeks (for a total of 12 weeks of programming offered). The program will run primarily out of school gyms.


Are Uniforms Provided?

Yes!  We will provide shirts for all our participants! Details will come following registration. 


How Much Does This Cost?

  • $80 (One Block = 6 weeks)
  • $140 (Both Blocks = 12 weeks) - save $20!

What Do The Fees Include?

  • Facility costs 
  • Coaches - Lead and assistants
  • Registration with governing bodies (Soccer Nova Scotia & Canada Soccer)
  • Training Equipment & Uniform
  • Administrative (operations, registration system, processing fees, etc.)

Schedule

*The schedule is subject to change due to gym availability*

Start Date: Block 1: November 12th, 2022

                   Block 2: January 21st, 2023

 

Tentative End Date: Block 1: December 18th, 2022

Block 2: February 26th, 2023

 

Registration Closes: Block 1: November 1st, 2022

                                    Block 2: January 3rd, 2023

 

LOCATION: GYM: DAY: TIME:

BEDFORD

Rockingham Elementary Saturday

8 AM or 9 AM

BEDFORD

Rocky Lake Junior High Gym Sunday 9 AM or 10 AM

 

**Once registration closes, you will be invited to join your TeamSnap account where you will find all up-to-date schedule details - times, play days and locations. A TeamSnap walkthrough could be found below which outlines the check-in process as well as other features.** 

 TeamSnap Tutorial - CLICK HERE 


Coaching

If you are interested in coaching, please fill out the following form: CLICK HERE


How Is This Program Developed?

The program curriculum is developed & designed in accordance with and aligned with:

  • The Canadian Association of Physical Literacy
  • Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) Active Start Programming
  • Nationally Developed LTAD (Long-Term-Athlete-Development) Model
  • Canadian Physical Literacy & Sport For Life
  • CS4L Programs
  • PHE Canada - Passport for Life
  • Canadian Sport for Life - (physcialliteracy.ca)
     

What If I Have More Questions?

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page

 

 


NEED TO KNOW

Schedules are subject to change based on facility availability. If location or time changes, communication will be sent out via TeamSnap.

 

Parent and Player Requirements

Players and parents must abide by the Policies and Procedures of the club.

 

Need financial assistance?

** We are a non-profit soccer club and we strive to balance low program fees (as low as possible) with superior coaching and training opportunities. If our prices present a barrier for your player, we encourage you to contact Suburban FC at admin@suburbanfc.ca to discuss payment options. There are also opportunities for financial support available through KidSport and Jumpstart ** 

 

What happens if there is bad weather and field closures? 

** Unfortunately due to time constraints and facility availability, there will be no make-up sessions or pro-rated refunds due to poor weather/field closure. Field closures and extreme weather conditions are beyond our control. We will always strive to ensure that programming is offered when we have access to fields and it does not jeopardize the safety of our players. Any cancellations will be clearly communicated via TeamSnap.  **

Contact Us

Contact Info

Office Address:
59 Damascus Rd (Bedford Commons)
Bedford, NS B4A 0C2

Mailing Address:
PO Box 44078
Bedford, NS, B4A 3X5

Phone: 902-832-6824

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