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First Touch Program Information
Submitted By Admin on Saturday, November 25, 2017
Want to know more about our First Touch Program?  Read On....

Frequently Asked Questions Sheet (FAQS)

1. When does the program start and what time is it on Saturday Mornings?

Once we finalize the number of children from our registration, we will divide the parents and children in groups in order to ensure that every child has appropriate instruction, as well as at a suitable time. The sessions for the Three Year old Children will start at 11am be 45min in length. All parents will receive an email about the program at a later date, and are encouraged to sign up for Email and Text Message updates on our Website Calendar

2. My Son or Daughter is really good at soccer and we want to put him with the U4 Co-Ed Program, will you let us?

The SUFC does not recommend that Children who are three (3) years old play against other children that are up to two years older in our current U4 Program. We designed the U3 First Touch Program to cater to your child in order for them to try it out first before placing them in our regular U4 program.

3. What does my Child need, or required to bring for the Saturday Morning Sessions?

All children who participate in the First Touch Program will be asked to wear suitable running shoes, shin pads, and dress according to the Weather. Soccer Cleat’s or “Boots” are not required but can be purchased at retailors in our community at an inexpensive cost.

4. So now that I registered my three (3) year old child(s) for First Touch does that mean they are also a Timbit?

The simple answer is No. Any child that was born in 2015 and turning 3 years old in 2018 is only a part of the U3 First Touch Program.

5. Can I drop my child off during the First Touch Program and get some chores done around town?

No. The program is designed to help your child develop and play the game with parents and coaches. One of the fundamentals of this program is to ensure that children play with parents in a safe and fun environment. Children will benefit from the interaction with parents and guardians as well as with coaches and helps to support their long term development.

6. The Weather outside can be unpredictable during May and June? Will you call me if a Session is cancelled?

The game of Soccer is played during all type of Weather Conditions. At the end of the day it is the parent’s decision if their child is going to participate. We ask that you provide water for your child as well as they dress appropriate for the conditions outside. Please check our Website, Facebook & Twitter Account for information on possible Cancellations.

7. Will my child play in any games?

Not an actual Soccer Game, but all sessions will focus on Passing, Shooting, Dribbling, Fitness, and Fun. The sessions will be designed that parents are able to perform them at home as well.

8. What is the benefit of the Program for my Child?

It really comes down to our members.  Many parents over the last number of years have brought up that they would like an opportunity to register their children for programs like First Touch in our Community but they don’t start until the child turns four (4) years old. So the SUFC carefully weighed out the options and voted unanimously to implement it in 2014 and to ensure that every child has the opportunity to develop and learn to play.

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