Initiation (Under 4 - Under 7)

Initiation (Under 4 - Under 7)

Initiation Program Information for Under 4 - Under 7 Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

Players born 2019 - 2016.

The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club Under 4 - Under 7 Initiation Program is a beginner to intermediate program focussed on providing a fun, safe, and structured environment for our most excited players! For some, this will be a child's first introduction to Club soccer while others will use this time to strengthen skills learned at home or school. Each session will will engage players (and parents in Under 4) in skill-building activities like running, jumping, starting, kicking and stopping using soccer balls and imagination!

Registration will open February 28, 2022.

Under 4 - Under 5 General Program Details

  • Two 8 week programs with separate registrations
    • October - November
    • January - February
  • All programs run by CMFSC Technical Staff Coaches
  • All programs are once a week
  • Under 4: Parent participation required - parent is actively participating in the session!
  • Under 5: Parent supervision - parent/guardian is in attendance for the full session to offer support if needed.

Under 6 - Under 7 General Program Details

  • One program with one registration that runs from September - March
  • Team environment run by volunteer team officials with support from CMFSC Technical Staff Coaches
  • All programs are twice a week
    • One midweek practice
    • One weekend game
      • Under 6 Boys: Saturdays 10:15am - 11:15am
      • Under 7 Boys: Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am
      • Under 6 Girls: Sundays 10:15am - 11:15am
      • Under 7 Girls: Sundays 9:00am - 10:00am
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This 8-week program consists of a weekly 1 hour outdoor session designed for the "little soccer stars of tomorrow"! Parents & Players will work together to learn basic soccer skills such as ball control, dribbling and passing plus there will be a focus on physical literacy (agility, balance, jumping, coordination). All players must have a Parent/Guardian with them to actively participate during the full 1 hour session. Players and Parents will participate in a number of games and activities in an extremely positive and fun environment! The program will be 45 minutes instruction with 15 minutes Player and Parent free-play. All players receive a full CMFSC uniform (jersey, shorts, socks). CMFSC Staff Coaches will lead all sessions. Players will choose the day/time of their session during registration.

2022 Fall Program Registration Cost: $150

Registration Opens February 28, 2022

DAY TIME LOCATION DATES NOTES
Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 Location to be confirmed last week of August (Lord Baden Powell, Mundy Road, etc)
Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23 Location to be confirmed last week of August (Lord Baden Powell, Roy Stibbs, etc)
Thursdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 Location to be confirmed last week of August (Lord Baden Powell, Porter, etc)
Sundays 9:00am - 10:00am  Outdoor - Town Centre North September 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20  No session Sunday, October 9th
Sundays 10:15am - 11:15am Outdoor - Town Centre North September 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20 
No session Sunday, October 9th
Sundays 11:30am - 12:30pm Outdoor - Town Centre North September 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20 
No session Sunday, October 9th

This 8-week program consists of a weekly 1 hour outdoor session designed for the "little soccer stars of tomorrow"! Players will learn basic soccer skills such as ball control, dribbling and passing plus there will be a focus on physical literacy (agility, balance, jumping, coordination). All players must have a Parent/Guardian present to assist if needed for the full 1 hour session. Players will participate in a number of games and activities in an extremely positive and fun environment! All players receive a full CMFSC uniform (jersey, shorts, socks). CMFSC Staff Coaches will lead all sessions. Players will choose the day/time of their session during registration.

2022 Fall Program Registration Cost: $150

Registration opens February 28, 2022.

DAY TIME LOCATION DATES NOTES
Tuesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 Location to be confirmed last week of August (Lord Baden Powell, Mundy Road, etc)
Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Indoor - TBA Gymnasium October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23 Location to be confirmed last week of August (Lord Baden Powell, Roy Stibbs, etc)
Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 Location to be confirmed last week of August (Lord Baden Powell, Porter, etc)
Sundays 9:00am - 10:00am Outdoor - Town Centre North September 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20 No session Sunday, October 9th
Sundays  10:15am - 11:15am Outdoor - Town Centre North September 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20
No session Sunday, October 9th
Sundays 11:30am - 12:30pm Town Centre North September 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20
No session Sunday, October 9th

This September 2022 - March 2023 program consists of 2 weekly 1 hour sessions: one midweek practice session, and one weekend game session. Players will choose the day/time of their weekday session during registration. Weekend sessions will be: U6 Boys - Saturdays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North. U6 Girls - Sundays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North. Players will learn and strengthen soccer skills such as ball control, dribbling and passing plus there will be a focus on physical literacy (agility, balance, jumping, coordination). Players will participate in a number of activities in an extremely positive and fun environment! All players will receive a full CMFSC uniform (jersey, shorts, socks). Practices and games will be led by Volunteer Parent Coaches and supported by CMFSC Technical Staff Coaches.

All U6 Winter teams will participate in the Mobilio Friendship Jamboree - March 2023.

2022 - 2023 Fall/Winter Program Registration Cost: $305

GENDER DAY TIME LOCATION WEEKEND SESSION Notes
Boys Tuesdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North Saturdays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Boys Tuesdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North Saturdays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Boys Tuesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Saturdays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North Location to be confirmed last week of August (Glen, Porter, etc)
Boys Wednesdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Saturdays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Boys Wednesdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Saturdays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Boys Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Saturdays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North Location to be confirmed last week of August (Riverview Park, Glen, etc)
Boys Thursdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Saturdays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Boys Thursdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Saturdays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Boys Thursdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Saturdays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North
Location to be confirmed last week of Agusut (Cape Horn, etc)
GENDER DAY TIME LOCATION WEEKEND SESSION Notes
Girls Tuesdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North Sundays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Girls Tuesdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Sundays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Girls Tuesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Sundays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North Location to be confirmed last week of August (Porter)
Girls Wednesdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Sundays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Girls Thursdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Sundays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Girls Thursdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Sundays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Girls Thursdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Sundays at 10:15am - 11:15am at Town Centre North

Location to be confirmed last week of August (Parkland, etc)

This September 2022 - March 2023 program consists of 2 weekly 1 hour sessions: one midweek practice session, and one weekend game session. Players will choose the day/time of their weekday session during registration. Weekend sessions will be: U7 Boys - Saturdays at 9:00am - 10:00am at Town Centre North. U7 Girls - Sundays at 9:00am - 10:00am at Town Centre North. Players will learn and strengthen soccer skills such as ball control, dribbling and passing plus there will be a focus on physical literacy (agility, balance, jumping, coordination). Players will participate in a number of activities in an extremely positive and fun environment! All players will receive a full CMFSC uniform (jersey, shorts, socks). Practices and games will be led by Volunteer Parent Coaches and supported by CMFSC Technical Staff Coaches.

All U7 Winter teams will participate in the Mobilio Friendship Jamboree - March 2023.

2022 - 2023 Fall/Winter Program Registration Cost: $305

GENDER DAY TIME LOCATION WEEKEND SESSION NOTES
Boys Tuesdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North Saturdays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Boys Tuesdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North >
Boys Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Saturdays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North
Location to be confirmed last week of August (Glen, etc)
Boys Wednesdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Saturdays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Boys Wednesdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Saturdays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Boys Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Saturdays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North
Location to be confirmed last week of August (Riverview Park, Glen, etc)
Boys Thursdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Saturdays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Boys Thursdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Saturdays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Boys Thursdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Saturdays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North
Location to be confirmed last week of August (Cape Horn, etc)
GENDER DAY TIME LOCATION WEEKEND SESSION NOTES
Girls Tuesdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North Sundays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Girls Tuesdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Sundays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Girls Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Sundays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North
Location to be confirmed last week of August (Porter, etc)
Girls Wednesdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Sundays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Girls Wednesdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Sundays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Girls Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Sundays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North
Location to be confirmed last week of August (Riverview Park, etc)
Girls Thursdays 3:45pm - 4:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Sundays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Girls Thursdays 4:45pm - 5:45pm Outdoor - Town Centre North
Sundays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North

Girls Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm Indoor - TBA Gymnasium Sundays at 9am - 10am at Town Centre North
Location to be confirmed last week of August (Parkland, etc)

U4-U7 Initiation Program Schedule

January 8/9, 2022 Winter 2022 U4/U5 Program Starts 
January 11, 2022 Winter 2022 U6/U7 Program Starts
February 19/20, 2022 No sessions - Family Day Weekend
February 28, 2022 Under 4 - Under 7 Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Registration Opens!
March 5/6, 2022 Final weekend U4 Program
March 5/6, 2022 Mobilio Jamboree U5/U6/U7 Program (Schedule will be sent out in mid-February)
March 8, 2022 Make up session for Tuesday teams due to field closure on January 11
March 9, 2022 Make up session for Wednesday teams due to field closure on January 12

Initiation Program Frequently Asked Questions

The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club Under 4 - Under 7 Initiation Program is a beginner to intermediate program focussed on providing a fun, safe, and structured environment for our most excited players! For some, this will be a child's first introduction to Club soccer while others will use this time to strengthen skills learned at home or school. Each session will will engage players (and parents in Under 4) in skill-building activities like running, jumping, starting, kicking and stopping using soccer balls and imagination!.

Upon leaving the Initiation Program at the end of their 4-year experience our goal is that children possess more developed skills than other players in the Under 8 division and have a sense that soccer is the most enjoyable sport there is! We believe that the Initiation Program provides players with the skills necessary to take their own steps to success.

No, not at all. The focus of the program is to introduce players to the game of soccer through the Initiation Program. It is a "steps to success" philosophy that works with youth players in the U4, U5, U6, and U7 age levels and gently and properly introduces the complex world of soccer to both girls and boys in a fun yet educational environment.

Teams will be organized based on player registration. We also do our best to keep teams from previous years together. If you'd like your child placed with a friend or put on a certain team, please make note of this during your registration in the comments section of the player questionnaire - we will do our best to accommodate any requests. Of course due to team sizes, not all requests can be granted. 

The Under 4 & Under 5 FALL registration fee includes one session per week with a CMFSC Staff Coach, a complete team uniform (shorts, socks, jersey), player insurance, and association fees. Players that return for the WINTER program will not be charged the uniform, insurance, or association fees.

The Under 6 & Under 7 Fall/Winter registration fee includes two sessions per week with volunteer coaches supported by CMFSC Staff Coach, a complete team uniform (shorts, socks, jersey), player insurance, and association fees.

To achieve a high level of development and enjoyment, the Initiation Program believes in a low coach-to-child ratio, an approach that enables the staff to work with children individually to meet their developmental needs. The maximum number of players per team will be kept at a maximum of 18 (ideally 16) with one Coquitlam Staff Coach as well as at least two Parent Coaches per team.

The Initiation Program only employs the best coaches who have experience, outstanding coaching credentials and the right level of sensitivity to work with this valuable and impressionable age level. These coaches must demonstrate professionalism as well as a desire and a willingness to study and learn new techniques of development that fall within the vision of the Initiation Program and the Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC.

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The club will hire coaches to work with each team as the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Staff Coach but will ask that parents that are interested in coaching also take part in this program as Parent Coaches, Parent Team Managers as well as Age Group Co-ordinators. 

Yes, yes, yes! We are extremely fortunate for our outdoor sessions to practice on turf fields which hold up very well in the wet weather, therefore we will practice in the rain. Besides we live in Vancouver and if we cancelled sessions due to rain, we may miss the majority of the season (smile). The only time sessions will be cancelled will be in the event of extreme weather conditions and we will always email you of any practice cancellation. 

Players should wear athletic clothing to sessions (shorts/trackpants, tshirts or team jerseys, sweatshirts/light jackets). During indoor sessions, players can wear running shoes and for outdoor sessions, players can wear cleats. Shin pads are recommended for all sessions.  Please ensure that your child's dress meets the weather conditions as we will be training rain or shine (please wear layers). During colder months, toques (without brims) and gloves are also recommended. 

For our U4 Parent & Player program, we recommend that Parents wear athletic attire and running shoes/cleats are recommended. 

The boys and girls in the U6 and U7 age groups will be separated and formed into teams (groups). The U4 and U5 age groups are co-ed so boy sand girls may be mixed in a group together. 

We will do our best to accommodate such requests however depending on player numbers, gym scheduling, and coach availability, no requests can be guaranteed.

Players can only register for one weekly U4 - U7 WInter 2022 session. 

BC Soccer also prohibits players from participating with more than one Club league program in a season. Players that register in multiple Club league programs will be contacted to cancel their registration. 

Players have access to receive extra training through additional training programs and camps hosted by CMFSC.

Boys & Girls Player Training Program is open to all players and focuses on individual technical development and small-sided games. Please find more information on our website HERE

BC Soccer prohibits players from participating in more than one Club league program. Players that register in another Club league program will be contacted to cancel their registration. 

No, TeamSnap accounts are not necessary but optional with the approval of your team parents. CMFSC only provides complimentary TeamSnap accounts to U8-U18 and Adult teams. All Initiation practices and games are pre-determined and do not change day, time, or location. An Initiation team can set-up their own TeamSnap account and either utilize a free TeamSnap account (not all functionality is available) or collect additional funds from members to cover the cost of a fully-functioning account. If you choose to pay for a team account, you must have approval from ALL members on that team before moving forward with the account.

The success of this program is determined largely through the help of parent volunteers in roles such as Parent Head Coach, Parent Assistant Coach, Parent Team Manager and Age Group Coordinators. If you are able to help out in any of the mentioned roles, we truly appreciate your help and please make a note on your child’s registration that you are able to assist.

Once Age Group Coordinators have been assigned, we ask that all communication be directed to them or your team manager to be passed onto the appropriate Initiation Academy Contact.

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Although each team within the Initiation Program will have a Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC Staff Coach, Parent Coach and Assistant Coach, we encourage all parents to become involved with their child's development by taking an active part in continuing with the soccer development at home. It has been found that the most successful players are those with parents who encourage their child (positive feedback only please) and play with them on an ongoing basis. It really doesn't matter whether or not you have a background in soccer or currently play the game of soccer, as you and your son or daughter can learn the game together.

We highly encourage that each player have their own soccer ball so the soccer does not have to stop when the training sessions are finished for the day. In the event, that your child does not have a soccer ball at home and you wish to purchase a ball, Initiation Program Soccer Balls can be purchased through our Club Sponsor Store, Soccer Express (www.soccerx.com), please mention that you are with the Initiation Program for an excellent rate.

If a day and time is sold out then we highly recommend registering for one of our other program days/times. 

If a session is cancelled, we will notify all parents as soon as possible via email. We will do our best to offer a make up session however with the short season timeline, we may not be able to offer make up sessions

If you son or daughter cannot make a session, please simply notify your Parent Head Coach.

Picture Day weekend will be held in the Fall. Once Picture Day weekend is confirmed, we will send out team schedules closer to the actual weekend. If you are unable to make picture day or you miss picture day, we will have options for picture make up. 

There is no Picture Day for the Under 4 & Under 5 Winter Season. 

Families will be emailed by the end of August/early September with all team information.