In an effort to introduce more young girls to the awesome sport of soccer, the Mid-Isle Soccer Club will again offer our “Girl Power” program, a girls-only initiative that will allow female players aged 5 to 8 years old to fall in love with the game in a non-competitive, stress-free environment. The emphasis is on FUN, positive encouragement, and engaging play.
The program will run on Saturday mornings during the Club’s regular “Pony” Youth soccer time slot at Forrest Field in Ladysmith. Instead of being put on a regular Pony team, Girl Power Players will participate in fun, 3-on-3 mini-games and other challenging and fun activities, led by Mid-Isle’s volunteer coaches.
Girl Power players will also participate as their own group in the Club’s Monday Night Development Sessions, where instruction from our Technical Team will adhere to the “Stage 2: FUNdamentals” philosophy of Canada Soccer’s Long-Term Player Development program. Stage 2 allows children aged 5-8 to develop their “Movement ABC’s” – Agility, Balance, and Coordination – and learn the basics of the game while emphasizing fun, cooperation, and maximum time with the ball. The goal of this approach is simple: get kids to fall in love with the game.
To sign up for the Girl Power Program, simply register as a “Pony Player” on the Club’s online registration form. Before the season starts, all registered girls in this age group will be invited via email to opt in to the Girl Power Program and confirm their participation at that time.
Please note: participation in the Girl Power Program is optional – if your daughter would rather run with the boys, we’re cool with that too! In that case, she will be placed on a regular Mid-Isle Pony team and play with them for the season.