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Long Term Player Development

What is LTPD?

Players with a higher commitment level train together throughout the year under the direction of the assigned LTPD Technical staff.  All players are exposed to a high tempo, developmentally appropriate coaching program, based on WFC’s LTPD curriculum.

Qualified coaches Training Feedback/development
LTPD Coaching Staff Technical / Tactical skills Age-specific Development Framework
Coach Development Cognitive skills Through Player Curriculum
Transformational Coaching Keeper training Game Model Development
Strength & Conditioning U11/U12

2024 LTPD Coaching Staff

LTPD - 2024

Age Training - Indoor Playing format Approx fees
U8 (2016) twice per week 5v5 $2000
U9 (2015) twice per week 7v7 $2250
U10 (2014) twice per week 7v7 $2250
U11 (2013) twice per week 9v9 $2400
U12 (2012) twice per week 9v9 $2400

Payment Schedule

* first payment due within two weeks of offer notification (processed at time of registration) followed by Jan 15, 2024, Mar 15, 2024, May 15, 2024

Grassroots soccer

Grassroots soccer is not about the amount of games and trophies you win.  It's about the difference you make to a young person's life and to instill a lifelong passion for the game.

Grassroots Players - Clarifying the 'call up' rule

Ensuring that children play and train in the correct environment is important to their development as young people and players.  As per Ontario Soccer, there are no “call ups” for grassroots players (U8 to U12).  Only under specified circumstances, identified and evaluated players may gain approval from our Technical Director.  A younger aged player may only play with an older age group after the appropriate evaluation process/form have been completed.

Grassroots players are prohibited from being evaluated to play more than one (1) year older.

If a player is evaluated to play up to a higher age group and with the consent of the parent/guardian, they will be registered to that age group for the entire season and/or the remainder of the season.  U12 players are not permitted to be used as “call ups” to U13 teams for the Ontario Cup and/or any other form of competition.

For more regarding this topic please view the Grassroots Webinar: Fast Tracking and Player Development 

Respect in Sport

The Durham Region Soccer Association is proud to be taking a leadership role in protecting the best interests of kids, and all those involved in our game, by introducing the Respect in Sport Parent Program to our organization. As the first District Association within Ontario Soccer to be taking this important step, following the lead of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association and other sports organizations in Ontario Durham Region Soccer Association is making the Respect in Sport Parent Program mandatory for one parent or guardian of each player for 2017 to complete the program.  The program is transferable from hockey or any other sport it was completed for, and covers the entire family.  Please help us to help you make soccer safe and fun for all participants.

NEW for 2017 - it is mandatory for one parent or guardian to complete the Respect in Sport Parent Program.  For more details and FAQ's.

For team officials of travelling and competitive teams, team officials (including managers) must take the Activity Leaders module to validate the team official book.

Requests for Refunds

As per the player commitment letter, the initial payment is non-refundable under any circumstances.  If a player chooses to leave the program before the end of the full year (Nov '19 - Sept '20), an exit fee will be determined by the Club to ensure that the individual player portion of the fixed expenses are covered before the de-registration process can be approved.

Requests for a refund for the LTPD program will ONLY be considered based on medical reasons.  A signed medical note is required.  Please note, common sports injuries resulting from participation in sports programs will not be considered for partial refunds.  Refunds approved by our Technical Director will be pro-rated.

All refunds must be received in writing and are subject to a $35 administrative fee.  Refund Request Form and medical note to be returned to the Registrar by e-mail or FAX or directly to the WISC office.  Please allow 3-4 weeks for refunds to be processed.