The ETSL Difference
Gameplay is the most fun that a child can have, but we also
believe it's important for them to improve their soccer skills and physical literacy. This is why all of our programs include weekly training as standard. Simply kicking and running after the ball is no fun as you get older!
We love volunteer assistants, and they are integral part of our team, but we also have licensed coaches and former players leading the training sessions to ensure that players are developing their skillset and applying what they learn onto the soccer field. Parents and siblings want to help?
We love Rec Soccer! And this is all we do. Because we specialize at grassroots level, the players can play the game they love in a fun yet competitive environment, and at develop at their own rate. As a non-profit organization, our mission is to keep children
healthy, active and safe.
We want to develop players into the best they can be which is why every week, we mix up teams to ensure players benefit from playing with new teammates, under different coaches, in different positions. Of course friends & family can always remain on the same team!
EAST TORONTO SOCCER
Our Recreational Soccer Program, is a community-based, grassroots soccer program open to all players of any skill level and ability. It is strategically designed to offer fun and excitement to children in a team format, while supporting a healthy and active lifestyle for all players.
Unlike other clubs and organizations where your child merely plays soccer on a weekly basis, we believe it's just as important, if not more so, to train too, which is why every week we provide 45 mins of technical training from our licensed coaches, as well as high intensive gameplay.
Players are assigned to groups not just based on age, but experience too. If you wish to be in the same team as a friend, let us know, and we will try to accommodate you.
Our program is aligned with Long Term Player Development (LTPD) guidelines put forth by the Ontario Soccer Association, ensuring players
get enough touches on the ball and are able to truly enjoy the beautiful game!
We will always emphasise the safety and well-being of our players, staff, and supporters first. With covid restrictions frequently changing, we reserve the right to move or cancel sessions accordingly. In such cases, a full refund will be given. We have strenuous covid restrictions and a thorough Return to Play policy.
In addition to weekly gameplay, your child will take part in weekly training sessions where they will learn age-appropriate soccer skills, get some great exercise, and be encouraged to maintain a healthy active lifestyle through their involvement in soccer.
As part of Ontario Soccer's Long Term Player Development program, players will learn correct technique for:
• First Touch • Ball Mastery • Fakes and Feints
• Dribbling • Receiving • Turning • Passing
• Crossing • Shooting • Finishing • Fair Play
• Volleying • Tackling • Defending • Shielding
At East Toronto Soccer, we do our best to facilitate a social environment in which we promote friendship, having fun, and being an active part of a team.
The schedule for our outdoor Fall program looks like this:
5 WEEK PROGRAM
Saturday 1 October
Saturday 8 October
Saturday 15 October
Saturday 22 October
Saturday 29 October
10.00am - 11.30am
2018 - 2017 born
2016 - 2015 born
2014 - 2013 born
11.30am - 1.00pm
2013 - 2012 born
2012 - 2010 born
2009 & older born
Warm Up Game
2 x Skills Stations
All sessions will be led by professional Ontario Licensed or European FA coaches.
All parents must supply:
Mandatory for gameplay; optional for training
Indoor soccer shoes, or running shoes
Cleats for 7 year old and older players only
No sharing bottles!
Wexford Hydro Park
899 Pharmacy Ave
All sessions are outdoors. In the event of lightning or heavy rain, we will reschedule.
$150 Fall Program (Outdoors)
$215 Winter Program (Indoors)
Our Fall Program was designed primarily for our current players. After 10 weeks of Summer training, we're looking forward to seeing the progress that has been made. The sessions are smaller with greater emphasis on technical training, thus ensuring there is more individual attention to your child.
If your child just completed summer program, ask for our 10% off code.
If you are new to the program, and would like to attend, you may still register, and subject to availability, your child will be enrolled in the program.
Our staff are our greatest assets. We have decades of experience between our coaches, several of whom are nationaly recgnized. Our qualifications include:
Canada National License
Ontario Child License
Ontario A Coaches
Unlike other organizations, all of our coaches are professional, not volunteers. Some played at college level, some played abroad, some played professionally, and some still play professionally. They will be ably assisted by our high level senior players.