The Chinooks Program in CMSA is offered from U7 to U19 in Tiers 1, 2, and 3. The program is comprised of:
CMSA Game Play - Chinooks participates in Tier 1, 2, and 3 of U7 to U19 leagues with Calgary Minor Soccer Association against the best competition in Calgary. The key goal with competition is to be able to take everything you learn in practices and academy, and apply it in competitive situations where you are under pressure, providing opportunities to learn to think independently and creatively and to perform as a team. At the higher age levels, this learning turns into competing to win, however our goal is always to develop the player throughout this process.
Chinooks Team Practices - together with your coach and teammates, Chinooks team practices are a way for you to work on skills, tactics and strategies of playing soccer. Depending on your age, you will focus more or less on different aspects of the game, and will learn to incorporate your individual skills and abilities into a team setting.
Chinooks Academy - technical skill training designed to build individual mastery for all age levels over all core concepts that lead to functional application in game or game-like situations.
Note: Teams in Tier 1/2 may opt for additional Academy training (decided at the start of the season) which may result in an additional mandatory cost per player for the season.
Chinooks Age-Specific Fitness Training - fitness training is integrated into Chinooks Academy and is provided to athletes typically at U12 age and older, and is geared to age-specific requirements, along with planning for pre-season, in-season and post-season requirements. Players on teams will be able to participate in regular fitness sessions throughout the season.
Note: Teams in Tier 1/2 may opt for additional Fitness training (decided at the start of the season) which may result in additional mandatory cost per player for the season.
Chinooks Mental Preparation Sessions - mental preparation and focus sessions are provided to teams, typically at U12 and older, and are geared to building mental strength for competitive situations. Teams will have a number of sessions to be scheduled throughout the season, with additional options for individual development and progression available if desired.
Note: Teams in Tier 1/2 may opt for additional Mental training (decided at the start of the season) which may result in additional mandatory cost per player for the season.
Coaches Honorarium - all Chinooks coaches volunteer a majority of their time to your team and the Club. In consideration of their efforts the Chinooks levies an honorarium fee to each player in order to provide an honorarium to the Coach and Assistant Coach(es) to cover for items such as gas money.
Goalkeeper Academy - goalies are invited to train in our weekly Goalkeeper Academy sessions, included in the Academy fees for goalies.
Coaches Training and Mentorship - as part of ongoing development of our coaches, and future coaches, we will have regular on-field coaches training and mentoring throughout the season, often incorporated in conjunction with activities running in parallel, including Chinooks Academy and Fitness and at practice and game situations.
Specialized Skills Training and Positional Training will be offered in specialized Academy programs, geared to ages, level and interest with the costs and schedule to be released at a future date.
Registration, Evaluations and Pre-season Preparation
Early bird registration is available until August 21, 2019, and by registering early you can save yourself some money on base registration fees. Registrations are OPEN until September 10, 2019 and after this date , if there are spots available in select age groups you may still be able to register (this does not apply to our Grassroots program).
Evaluations will occur indoors September 11 - 22 at the Absolute Dome.
Teams will be announced by Thursday, October 3, with practices to commence Monday, October 7.
There are no full refunds after our registration closing date.
Fees for CMSA League Teams in U7 - U19 consist of a Registration Fee and an Academy Fee. Registration fees are due based on the Registration fee for the age of the player when you sign up to join us, and Academy fees are based on the player's placement on a team and the # of Academy and other sport-related sessions that the team will participate in over the course of the season. The number of games, academy sessions and practices will vary based on your player age and team level. In addition, CMSA season will run from October 25 to varying dates into March 2020 based on your age and level, along with fixed days/nights versus every day/night of the week for older teams after U12. Please refer to the following table to understand more details on fees, season, playoffs/provincials, academy sessions, practices and other important program details.
Chinooks will be holding a training camp/open house on the following dates and times at the Absolute Dome and Calgary West Soccer Centre. Note: These are indoor, please bring appropriate footwear for indoor turf (no cleats).
|Event||Open House - U10 and under||Open House - U10 and under||Open House - U11 and U12|
|Date||Monday March 4||Tuesday March 5||Sunday March 10|
|Age||U10 and under||U10 and under||U11 and U12|
|Time||6:00 - 7:30 p.m.||6:00 - 7:30 p.m.||3:30 - 5:00 p.m.|
|Location||Absolute Dome||Absolute Dome 2255 Crowchild Trail NW||Calgary West Soccer Centre|
|Address||2255 Crowchild Trail NW||2255 Crowchild Trail NW||11014 Bearspaw Dam Road NW|