Mini Stars Program

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The Alberta Soccer Association Mini Stars Program is for boys and girls within hosting communities who are at the Learning-to-Train Stage of Canada Soccer’s Long Term Player Development Plan.

The program is viewed as an “Introduction to Excellence” Program. Mini Stars Participants typically have aspirations of participating in Alberta Soccer’s Provincial Training Program.

The Mini Stars program consists of 10 Sessions, plus access to our Mini Stars Showcase in April and Residential program in May.

MINI STARS RESIDENTIAL SOLD OUT

The Mini Stars Residential Camp has reached a maximum number of registrants in just 90 minutes. We are sorry for those who have not managed to secure a place for the camp and are starting to compile an active wait list. This will be effective immediately on a first come first served basis. If you would like to be considered for the wait list please email Marissa Duguay devgrassroots@albertasoccer.com with your players name and date of birth. Please note only players who were registered within the Winter Programs will be accepted into the activity.

We wish to thank you all for your support and understanding in making the MINI STARS an unprecedented success. Planning is underway for the outdoor Fall Program and registration for that due to open Mid-May. Please stay tuned to all things Mini Stars.

WHAT IS THE RESIDENTIAL CAMP?

The 2017 Mini Stars Residential Camp is an ‘Introduction to Excellence’ program offered by Alberta Soccer’s Grassroots Development department.  The program is designed to provide our Mini Stars’ athletes with an opportunity to experience a Provincial Team Program training environment and thereby introduce them to their next potential step on their soccer journey.

THE PROGRAM

The Residential Camp program supports the ‘whole’ athlete philosophy – through on and off field sessions that aim at advancing the technical, tactical, physical, and mental development of the ‘player’.  The weekend will be a mixture of strongly structured activities including classroom sessions on sport psychology and technical field sessions, while allowing plenty of time for free-play and team building events.

Mini Stars Residential Camp

2017 Mini Stars Showcase

Please note: registration at this year’s showcase is closed, as the event is now full

The 2017 Mini Stars Showcase will be held on April 8th & 9th at the Edmonton Garrison Military Fitness Centre. This year’s Showcase will be for the 2005, 2006, and 2007 Mini Stars.

The showcase will feature the Preferred Training Model and will be led by FC Edmonton REX players as well as a special guest presenter. Then the players get to it with a weekend of soccer games and thrills led by ASA coaches. The program is for all existing participants within the Mini Stars Program (additional info below).

Registration for this event will be open on February 22nd, 2017 at 9:00am. There will be 80 spots for Boys and 80 spots for Girls.

*You must have been registered in a 2016-17 Mini Stars Winter Program to be eligible for registration into the Showcase.

Cost of registration will be $50.00, which will include a 2017 Showcase T-shirt.

Showcase Registration Link.

Please familiarize yourself with our Withdrawal/Cancellation Policy

Testimonials

“Having two children (son & daughter) attend the Alberta Mini Stars program we have found it to be a very rewarding soccer experience for both. With each session having an individualized focus on a specific soccer skill-set we could see the improvement in our kids as they executed their newly learned skills with their own teams. The opportunity to play with a multitude of players from all over the city has given our kids the chance to form new friendships with kids they have often played against from many different teams. Events such as the Mini Stars Showcase and the Residential Camp are something our children look forward to as it’s a very unique soccer experience. Our kids have trained with and learned from certified soccer coaches in a fun and challenging soccer environment.”
Mini Stars Parent
“The Ministars Program and Showcase event was a unique and rewarding experience for both my son and daughter who play U12. The program was extremely well organized, in a beautiful facility and the instruction and play was fun and challenging. The players developed and honed their skills and received thoughtful coaching. The Ministars Showcase was an excellent event which provided the players a unique opportunity to play alongside other players from all over Alberta. New friendships were made, excellent soccer was played and fun was had! Thank you to the ASA for putting on such a tremendous program. We would definitely participate again!”
Mini Stars Parent
“We would like to share our thoughts on how impressed we were with the Mini Stars program and Mini Stars showcase. It was a great opportunity for our son to be able to participate with motivated players. The program gave him the opportunity to work on his skills and improve his game. He loved the extra time on the field playing his favourite sport. On return from the Mini Stars showcase he couldn’t stop talking about how much fun it was.. He was a little star struck with the high level experienced players and coaches who came out to the showcase. He loved how they shared their knowledge and passion for soccer. He felt the time there was an amazing experience and enjoyed meeting and playing with other players from Alberta & B.C.”
Mini Stars Parent