Moose Jaw Soccer Association (MJSA) Grassroots Program
What is “Grassroots”? Grassroots is the term used for our recreational soccer programs. Our grassroots programs are primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without an emphasis on travel or high-level competition. The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport, and develop life skills including a lifelong love of the game.
How much does it cost? We strive to keep the fees as low as we can in an effort to allow as many youths to experience the game as possible. The fees for Grassroots include SSA player insurance, field rental, equipment usage, and coach education/training. There is a $50 volunteer bond applied during registration which is in addition to the fees. This bond can be returned at the end of the season so long as the parent/player volunteers for any of the various volunteer positions available.
Do Grassroots players have uniforms? No, Grassroots players wear shorts and t-shirts of their choosing. MJSA t-shirts are available for purchase but are not mandatory.
Do Grassroots players play games? Grassroots players do not play games against other clubs. Each practice is set up to spend the first 30 minutes warming up and building skills followed by intersquad games for the last 25 minutes (U5 players will take part in circuit training and mini-games). Specific teams are not formed for games so as to allow equal play for everyone.
Who coaches grassroots? All of our Grassroots coaches are volunteers. They must provide clean criminal record checks, take the Respect in Sport training, and are provided with the Canada Kicks Curriculum for the age group that they are coaching. We strongly encourage our coaches to take advantage of the coaching education that MJSA can provide through Canada Soccer.
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