1) How many registration sessions are there?
- Registration night TBD, online registration at your convenience
2) Are their late registration fees?
- No late Fees.
- Early Bird Fees save $40 compared to regular fees.
- Regular fees start April 1st
3) How much is it?
- Fee is U4-U8 is $100, U10-U19 is $130, Adult $180 Family discount for 3 children or more you receive a discount of $20/child
4) How many players normally register each year?
- Our normal goal is between 600 to 700 for our outdoor program
5) Are you looking for volunteers? Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Executive Members, Conveners, Organizers?
- We are always looking for volunteers at all levels and normally draw from player parents. If you are interested in volunteering, email the club administrator
6) When does the season start?
- Youth U16 and U19 start mid May, U4-U15 practice in May and start season beginning of June
7) Can people mail in/drop off their registration forms anywhere?
- No drop offs
- Registration night TBD at Nigh SMith Centre
- Online registration at your convenience
8) What do people need to bring to the registration session?
- New players to the club need to contact registrar to verify age.
9) What is the youngest age group that you have?
- Our youngest age group is the U4 Division
10) When does the season wrap up?
- Season ends mid August
11) As far as travelling - do any of the teams travel to play soccer?
- U4-U8 stay in town
- U10,12,15 play in GLSL with West Carleton, Almonte, Carleton Place
- U16 and U19 play VUSL up the Valley
12) What is LTPD and how does it affect my child?
- LTPD is an acronym which stands for Long Term Player Development
WHAT IS LTPD?
- LTPD is a framework used to describe the evolution of development of a player.
- In more human terms, LTPD is a model to be used by Ontario Soccer Clubs to "right" the soccer ship in Ontario (and throughout Canada).
WHAT LTPD IS NOT
- There has been plenty of mis-stated facts about LTPD, usually by those not really understanding LTPD.
- LTPD is NOT about taking competitiion or the desire to win away from players.
- LTPD is NOT about turning our youngsters into a "play nice" generation.
- LTPD is NOT about lumping all players together into one big happy family.
- LTPD is about treating each player as an individual and giving each individual an opportunity to develop at their own pace and to their own individual optimum level.
- LTPD is about putting the horse before the cart such that players grow and develop at their own natural pace. We would never consider teaching a child to read before they know the alphabet. Soccer is no different; players must first learn to run/jump/balance/coordinate before we expect them to strike a soccer ball and once they are ready to learn to play with a soccer ball they need to be given an opportunity to learn how to keep it under control otherwise it just rolls away from them.
- Soccer rich nations around the world have long practiced LTPD principles
- (for example, in Spain, players do not compete for standings until U15).
- LTPD is nothing new. The Canadian Soccer Association has simply adopted athletic and soccer development principles from best practices around the world.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO A AMBUSC PLAYER?
- The implementation of LTPD is a very large task and one we take very seriously at AMBUSC Soccer. In general, the implementation of LTPD means more opportunities for the individual, programs designed for a players development level rather than their chronological age, alot more game play for our players - overall, a whole lot more FUN.