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 in a team concept 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. Fitness is incorporated into academy training sessions at all ages.
Chinooks Fitness Training - fitness training will be optional this winter depending on availability of training facilities and scheduling constraints. While fitness is always incorporated into components of practices and academy sessions, dedicated fitness this indoor will be planned with consultation of our Technical Director Juanma and the respective coaches of the teams. Currently due to COVID-19, we are making this decision to make it optional in order to ensure we can plan for it appropriately and make decisions on dedicate fitness training when appropriate. There will be an additional fitness charge (approx. $175/player) that will be required if/when a team or your cohort determines to take on dedicated fitness.
Fitness Training is provided to athletes typically at U11 age and older, and is geared to age-specific requirements, along with planning for pre-season, in-season and post-season requirements.
Club Coaches Honorarium - Chinooks Club Coaches (non-parent coaches) are involved in a significant portion of team practices and games. In consideration of their efforts the Chinooks levies an honorarium fee to each player in order to provide an honorarium to the Club Coach 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.
Registration, Evaluations and Pre-season Preparation
Regular Registration is available to September 26, 2020.
You can register on or before September 18, 2020 to receive an Early Registration Discount of 10% off your registration fee.
Evaluations will occur September 26 - October 4
Teams will be announced between October 6-11 with practices to commence October 13.
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 fitness/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 31 to March 7, 2021 with varying dates for provincials to end of March TBD - based on your age and level.
Please refer to the following table to understand more details on fees, season, playoffs/provincials, academy sessions, practices and other important program details.