Development Soccer (U9-U12)

2019 Development Soccer (U9 to U12) 

Development Soccer refers to the age group of U9 to U12, including both the District Development League (travelling team) players and KDSC House League players.

District Development League (Travelling) Team Players
The District Development League is managed by the East Region Soccer League. Aligning with the Canada Soccer Long Term Player Development Outdoor Matrix, players who participate on a KDSC Development Team, on average, can expect to participate in at least one practice and in one game each week subject to the team and league schedules. Approximately half of the teams' games are played at "home" and the other half will be played "away." The amount of travel depends on what other clubs register teams in the division. Other expenses could be incurred should the team decide to purchase track suits and/or sport bags. Teams may also register for Festivals which would have to be covered by the parents and could involve travelling out of town.

Evaluations
Players wishing to play on a District Development League team must register for and attend Evaluation sessions.

KDSC House League Development Teams

Our U10 House League is a combination of U9 and U10 players and our U12 House League is a combination of U11 and U12  players. Our house league schedule consists of approximately 11 weeks with one game per week and one night of group training with a Technical Director for approximately 4 weeks.

U10 House League

Separate boys and girls teams. U10 girls may be combined with U12 girls.
Start time: 6:30 pm (Practice) with a 5-minute snack break before the game.
Game time: 7:05-8:00PM
Game Length: 2 x 25 minutes with a 5-minute half time
Target team size: 10 players (min); 12 players (max)
Players on the field: 7 v 7 (6 players plus a goalkeeper)
Rules: Rules Page
Field size: mini
Playing locations: South Gower Mini Fields
Groups will have all of their activities on the same field.
Uniform provided: jersey, shorts, socks
Parents to provide: soccer cleats and shin pads
Coaches: Volunteer coaches
Referees: Ontario Soccer-trained referee
Developmental Session: As part of the Long-Term Player Development Plan, KDSC will be holding training sessions - Details to be posted soon.

U12 House League

May be mixed teams - boys and girls play together (if registration numbers permit the league will be separated into a boys' and a girls' division or U10 and U12 girls may be combined.)
Kick off time: 6:30PM
Game Length: 2 x 30 minutes with a 5-minute half time
Target team size: 14 to 16
Players on the field: 9 (8 players plus a goalkeeper)
Rules: Rules Page
Field size: 9 v 9 
Playing Locations: South Gower Park 3A or 3B, or Kemptville College
Uniform provided: jersey, shorts, socks

Parents to provide: soccer cleats and shin pads
Coaches: Volunteer coaches
Referees: Ontario Soccer-trained referee
Developmental Session: As part of the Long-Term Player Development Plan, KDSC will be holding sessions - Details to be determined.