2018-2019 Indoor Nitros Select Program
Indoor Program Overview
The Indoor Select Program is offered to players ages U9-U14 (born 2005-2010) looking to continue their development in soccer in a more structured environment. The Select Program looks to help bridge the gap between NT’s Recreational House League and Development programs while giving players a more structured environment with a pathway to further development.
We will now be running single age groups, as we try to phase out double age groups, to help better challenge players and allow for optimal development. Turf training sessions will run in a Station format, while Gym training sessions will follow the GAG (Game-Activity-Game) format.
Open Development Sessions and Trials (formerly Tryouts)
This year NTSC will be hosting Open Development Sessions for all players U8-U12 to better determine the best program for their soccer development within the club.
For players U13-U14 there are trial options available as well.
To view the Open Development Sessions and Trials starting Sunday September 23rd, please click HERE.
Indoor Start Date
Gym practices start on Oct. 15th 2018
Central Tech weekend turf practices start on Nov. 3rd 2018
Upper Canada College weekday turf practices start on Nov. 21st 2018
Indoor End Date
Upper Canada College practices end on March 7th 2019
Gym practices end mid to late April 2019
Select Indoor Fee
The fee for the Indoor 2018-2019 Season is still to be determined.
There are no consequences for missed sessions other than missing out on a chance to practice and develop. We recognize that there will be absences due to vacations and other commitments although there will be no fee adjustment for any missed time.
There are 2 weekly practices* (one weekday and one weekend)
No practice on long weekends or holidays.
There are no league games for the Indoor Program however we are exploring other playing opportunities detailed below.
*Please note, practice days are tentative and subject to change.
Missed Practice Options (*New This Year*)
We recognize there are other commitments during the winter months, with vacations and winter sports causing conflicts so we’ve made an effort to add an option for those that miss out on a practice. In the event that you cannot make a practice one week (or several) there will be an opportunity for players to attend a practice in the Skills program as a make up session. We've tried to manage the schedule to remove conflicts between different programs to allow for some flexibility.
Tentative Practice Schedule
Click HERE to see the tentative practice schedule.
This indoor season we are looking to add some festival opportunities for players in the U9-U12 Age Groups of the Select Program. The TSA hosts Futsal festivals in January, February and March which could be a great opportunity for players to play games. Due to the fact that we cannot predict attendance for these festivals the fee to participate will be separate from the registration fee. We will look to have some exhibition games with other Nitros teams but that will depend on their availability and field availability.
Call Up Opportunities
There could be the opportunity to call up to a Nitros team for one of their games. If a Nitros team is short players, they can look to Select players to help fill out the roster and give a chance for them to play in a league game.
Any questions please contact the Select Program Coordinator Nicolas Hurtado.