Junior Ravens Soccer is part of Carleton University’s Junior Ravens program. The programs concentrate on developing fundamental skills and techniques to lay the foundations for more advanced learning in the future.

2021 Winter Junior Ravens Soccer

The Provincial Government has announced a province wide lockdown commencing on Saturday, December 26. As a result of this lockdown, all Carleton Athletics facilities will be closed until Saturday, January 23 (or until further notice).

This closure will impact the start of our Junior Ravens winter soccer program.

We plan to continue running our Junior Ravens soccer program this winter for its scheduled duration. The program will resume when we are able to reopen our facilities. The new schedule for our Junior Ravens winter soccer program will be communicated by e-mail to registered participants later in January.

The start of the winter program has been delayed due to the province wide lockdown. Parents may still register.

REGISTER: Junior Ravens Soccer (Winter $149)

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 circuits, which the players rotate through keeping them engaged in four different skill building activities. Training circuits will consist of everything from small sided games, physical literacy, obstacle courses, fun soccer related games and specific skill development. Activities will be adapted to follow the phase 2 return to play guidelines outlined by Ontario Soccer.

Players will be placed in groups of no more than 10 at the start of the program and will remain in their group for the duration of the program. 

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 building capacity restrictions, parents will not be permitted to remain indoors to watch the program. Parents may enter the building for drop off and pick up only. 

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 exciting challenges, teamwork and building friendships. We are taking an exploratory approach to the relationship of space and movement and how it applies to soccer. 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 all sports.

Continuing for Winter 2021:

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 WINTER program will take place in our Fieldhouse. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 building capacity restrictions, parents will not be permitted to remain indoors to watch the program. Parents may enter the building for drop off and pick up only. 

The program open to both boys and girls who are 5 to 12 years old. The WINTER PROGRAM will have 10 lessons running Saturday afternoons from January 9 to March 13. The cost of the winter program is $149. Participants will receive a Junior Ravens Soccer t-shirt.

Ages and Times are divided into the following

  • 5 & 6 year olds: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • 7 & 8 year olds: 1:15pm to 2:15pm
  • 9 & 10 year olds: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • 8 to 12 year olds (F.A.S.T. Program): 2:30pm to 3:30pm

*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


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.