Junior Ravens Soccer is part of Carleton University’s Junior Ravens program. These programs give young players the opportunity to work with the Carleton Ravens varsity coaches and players in a range of development programs in four different sports. The programs concentrate on developing fundamental skills and techniques to lay the foundations for more advanced learning in the future.

2020 Spring Junior Ravens Soccer

Registration is now OPEN for our Spring Program 

NEW FOR SPRING: F.A.S.T. Program (Fundamentals – Advanced – Specific – Training) for ages 8 to 12 years old

REGISTER HERE: Junior Ravens Spring Program

Program Structure

The Junior Ravens Soccer program has 3 sessions which take place in the spring, fall and winter.

The program structure has been created by Carleton Ravens Men’s Varsity Soccer head coach, Kwesi Loney, and is built around 3 core values:

  • Developing young soccer players to reach their potential, regardless of current skill level.
  • Promoting a love of the sport and wider knowledge of the game.
  • Creating a culture of fair play and respect for teammates, opponents, coaches and the game itself.

Each week the 1 hour program is broken into 4 x 10-12 minute sessions, which the players rotate through keeping them engaged in four different skill building activities. Sessions will consist of everything from Small sided games, Physical Literacy, Obstacle courses, fun soccer related games and specific skill development.

The main objectives of our program has always been to create a fun safe environment where kids can learn the fundamentals of the game, and grow a passion for soccer and sport in general. We encourage personal growth through facing exciting challenges, teamwork and building friendships. We are taking and exploratory approach to relationship of space and movement and how it applies to sport. The game of soccer is our vehicle but we are strong believers in multisport athletes, where development of spatial and movement skills are transferable through various sports.

New for Spring 2020:

F.A.S.T. Program (Fundamentals – Advanced – Specific – Training) Ages 8 to 12 years old

Our Junior Ravens soccer program is geared towards beginner players. Commencing this spring our new Junior Ravens F.A.S.T. soccer program will add an additional component for intermediate to advanced players (ages 8 to 12 years old) to further their fundamental enjoyment of the game. We are excited as this will expose players to soccer specific concepts in a fun and safe environment. The priority is to develop individual skills and ability in the areas of:
1) Controlling the Ball
2) Running with the ball
3) Passing the ball
4) Shooting
5) Special Techniques (Volley’s, Feints, Goalkeeping, Defending)

Players will receive quality instruction from a combination of Carleton soccer, coaching staff, alumnus, and current men and women varsity players.  With the goal of providing explanations, and trigger points for various soccer actions delivered within the session. We hope to create an environment for players to use their imagination, creativity so that they may develop through trial and error. Our flexible and fluid approach will allow us to work with various age groups at one time, keeping true to our F.A.S.T approach.

Schedule, Location & Price

The spring program will take place on our outdoor and indoor turf fields on Saturday mornings. It is open to both boys and girls who are 5 to 12 years old. The spring program will have 6 lessons running from May 9 to June 20 (there is no lesson on May 16). The cost of the spring program is $87

Ages and Times are divided into the following

  • 5 & 6 year olds: 9:00am to 10:00am
  • 7 & 8 year olds: 10:00am to 11:00am
  • 9 & 10 year olds: 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • 8 to 12 year olds (F.A.S.T. Program): 11:00am to 12:00pm

*Soccer cleats and shin pads are optional for ages 5 to 8 and are recommended for ages 9 to 10.

Soccer cleats and shin pads are required for the F.A.S.T. program

For questions regarding programming details or any other aspect of the Junior Ravens Soccer Program please contact michael.cicchillitti@carleton.ca

Register

Registration by phone or in person is on available during our hours of operation. Register online 24/7. To register in person, visit our Welcome Centre in the Alumni Hall.