Development Soccer (U9-U12)

Development Soccer (U9 to U12) 

Development Soccer refers to the age group of U9 to U12, including both the District Development League (traveling team) players and KDSC House League players.

District Development League (Traveling) Team Players
The District Development League is managed by the Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association (EODSA). Aligning with the Canada Soccer Long Term Player Development Outdoor Matrix (current version) the primary focus is on an individuals' soccer skill development through practice situations over a structured game. The emphasis is to be on practice time over game situations and guidelines are to be of ratio 2:1 to 3:1 practices over games played per week.

Players who participate on a KDSC Development Team, on average, can expect to participate in at least 1-2 practices and in one game each week subject to the team and league schedules. Approximately half of the teams' games are played at "home" and the other half will be played "away." The amount of travel depends on what other clubs register teams in the division.

Please note other team/player fees could be incurred should the team decide to purchase track suits and/or sport bags. Teams may also register for one-day weekend Festivals which would have to be covered by the parents and will involve further plans for traveling out of town.

Evaluations
Interested players wishing to play on a District Development League team must register for and attend evaluation sessions held each spring (March/April).

Player training begins as soon as we are allowed access to local Ottawa area Indoor Dome space, local School gymnasiums or the Township-owned fields (April/May). The league division play begins in the middle of May and league division ends late August to the middle of September.

KDSC House League Development Teams

Our U10 House League is a combination of U9 and U10 players and our U12 House League is a combination of U11 and U12  players. Our house league schedule consists of approximately 11 weeks with one game per week and one group development training session with a Club Head Coach/Technical Director for approximately 4 weeks (May/June).

U10 House League

2024 Planned Night for Girls U10 (DOB 2015 and 2014): TBD-awaiting EODSA Development game nights

2024 Planned Night for Boys U10 (DOB 2015 and 2014): TBD-awaiting EODSA Development game nights


Start time: 6:30 pm (Practice) with a 5-minute snack break before the game.
Game time: 7:05-8:00PM     Game Length: 2 x 25 minutes with a 5-minute half time


Target team size: 10 players (min); 12 players (max)
Players on the field: 7 v 7 (6 players plus a goalkeeper)
Rules: OSA Learn to Train. Fair time in all positions
Playing locations:  South Gower Park-Mini Fields. Groups will have all of their activities on the same field.
Uniform provided: KDSC will provide a shirt, shorts and a pair of socks


Parents to provide: Soccer cleats and shin pads
Coaches: Volunteer coaches
Referees: Ontario Soccer-trained Match Official


U12 House League

Separate boys and girls teams. Some seasons, it may be mixed teams - boys and girls play together (if low registrations are incoming).

2024 Planned Night for Girls U12 (DOB 2013 and 2012): TBD-awaiting EODSA Development game nights

2024 Planned Night for Boys U12 (DOB 2013 and 2012): TBD-awaiting EODSA Development game nights

Start time: 6:30 pm (Practice) with a 5-minute snack break before the game
Game Time: 7:05-8:10PM     Game Length: 2 x 30 minutes with a 5-minute half time

Target team size: 14 (min) to 16 (max)
Players on the field: 9 (8 players plus a goalkeeper)
Rules: OSA Learn to Train. Fair time in all positions
Playing locations: South Gower Park- 9 v 9 Fields
Uniform provided: KDSC to provide a shirt, shorts and a pair of socks

Parents to provide: Soccer cleats and shin pads
Coaches: Volunteer coaches
Referees: Ontario Soccer-trained Match Official