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2024 Skill Centre Program

After three years of being one of the first clubs in the province to pilot the original Canada Soccer guidelines for Skill Centre, we have learned a lot! There are many aspects we love about Skill Centre, as we truly believe it is a critical stage of a players long-term development pathway - however we have decided to make some changes for our 2023-24 Season. Please see below for an overview of each age group, and for what to expect over the 3 Block, 41 week period!

U9 - U11 Skill Centre

Every person involved in soccer in Canada deserves an enjoyable experience with the game, regardless of the role they play, their age, their level of experience or their ability.

Canada Soccer has created the Skill Centre Program to guide clubs towards best principles in player development by taking a nationally coordinated approach to developing young soccer players. Skill Centres provide a challenging, enjoyable environment for players to develop and nurture the skills required to succeed in the game of soccer.

U12 Pathway Discovery Program (PDP)

Cambridge United is offering a Pre-OPDL / Pre-Competitive program in our Skill Centre player's U12 year. Players will train in a more challenging environment that includes increased physical, technical, tactical, and psychological demand in order to to expose our players to a high-performance environment.

Training sessions will improve and challenge the player’s individual abilities while their participation in the 'Mississauga Indoor Soccer League' & 'First On Turf' festival will be used to develop creativity, speed of movement, speed of play and emphasize game/team centre development.

Participation in this program does not guarantee you a spot on an OPDL or Competitive team in your U13 Year.

Financial Assistance

We know the price of sport programs can sometimes be overwhelming. The good news is we work with many third-party organizations that provide amazing financial support. Click here to see what options are available to you!

Skill Centre Program Cost

2024 Pricing is TBD

CYS believe Finances should not be a barrier to accessing programming. Families that require financial assistance should contact CYS General Manager Derek Bridgman. All correspondence will remain confidential.