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Development and Competitive

Competitive Program 

From U13 our competitive teams compete in regional or district leagues within south-eastern Ontario. Regional soccer is the highest level of youth soccer in Ontario below OPDL. Kingston United’s regional teams compete in the Eastern Regional Soccer League (ERSL) which is mainly comprised of teams from Ottawa and Kingston. 

District soccer provides a platform for players to compete locally within the Southern Ontario Soccer Association (SOSA). The league is comprised of teams based within the SOSA district (Belleville – Kingston – Brockville). Both regional and district teams train twice a week with one game-night per week during the summer season. 

Development Program 

Our development program runs from U8-U12 playing in a variety of formats as players progress through the age groups. Our U8/9 teams do not play in a league but play within interclub games programs throughout the year and some exhibition games and festivals in the summer.  

Our U10-U12 teams compete in the SOSA leagues which do not publish scores or standings and are focused on player development. As a club we put an emphasis on skill development and fostering a lifelong love for the game, whatever level they go on to compete at.  


2023 Winter Development Centre

The KU Development Centre is the new hub of youth soccer development in the Kingston area this winter. Focused on our Development phase players (8-12), it will comprise of a mix of technical training and small-sided games. The Development Centre is designed with a player-centred approach where the focus is developing the individual athlete through dynamic practice activities and games which will foster improved creativity and decision-making in the players. The centre will be run by UEFA and Canadian qualified coaches. 

 

U8/U9 (Born 2015 and 2014) Boys and Girls

1 day   OR   2 days per week 

Tuesday's: 6:00-7:00pm(game night),  January 10th 

Location: Maple Public School (east end)

Sunday's: Boys and Girls 4:00-5:00pm,  Start January 15th 

Location: Lasalle HIghschool

 

U10 (Born 2013) Boys

1 day   OR   2 days per week 

Saturday: 9:00-10:00am 

Location: Maple Public School

Start: January 14ths

Sunday's: 5:00- 6:00pm 

Location: Lasalle Highschool 

Start:  Sunday Jan.15th  

 

U11/12 (Born 2012, 2011) Boys

Thursday's: 6:00-7:00pm 

Location: Maple PS, Start January 12th 

Friday's: 6:00-7:00 pm

Location: Maple PS. Start January 13th

 

U10 to U12 (Born 2013, 2012,2011) Girls

Thursday's: 7:00-8:00pm 

Location: Maple PS, Start January 12th

 



2022 Fall Competitive Programs

Registration Link can be found below the 3rd program description.

Striker-Goalie Clinic - John Machin Park:

The Striker-Goalie Clinic will have a dual focus, those players wanting  to develop their goalkeeper skills will work with the Goalkeeper Coach while the outfield players will focus on combinations, striking, finishing from various angles and 1v1's. In the second half of these sessions both groups will come together to put their skills into practice in various small-sided games. 

Dates: Monday October 3,10,17,24, November 7th (5 weeks)

U9-U11 and U12+

Times: GK/Striker 6:00-7:00pm 

 

Street Soccer - John Machin Park

Some of the worlds best soccer players, grew up not only playing in the most fabled academies with the best facilities but on the streets. This is the case for players like Neymar, Mbappe and Messi who honed their amazing skills playing unorganised pick-up games with their friends and players in their neighbourhoods. Our Street Soccer Program will follow these principles of player-led small sided games. Players will arrive and for an hour be constantly involved in 2v2,3v3 & 4v4 small sided intense soccer games. Players will relish this program, it is great fun while also developing their touch, creativity & decision-making skills in the tight spaces of Street Soccer.

Tuesday's

Dates: October 4,11,18,25,November 1st, 8th

Times:

6:00-7:00pm(Born 2013-2011)

7:00-8:00pm(Born 2010-2008)

8:00-9:00pm(Born 2007+)

Registration: See link below. 

Price: $120

Technical Training Program - John Machin Park

Our new Technical Training Program will begin this Fall and will be open for players from 2006-2013. The focus of the program will be developing the individual player within a group environment. All sessions will develop players understanding of the 4 moments of the game: Attacking/Defending/Transition to Attacking & Transition to Defend. Younger players will be given lots of opportunities to learn new skills; develop their ball mastery & become a more innovative 1v1 player. Older players will retain this focus on becoming a more innovative 1v1 player while also developing more tactical principles crucial for the modern game.

Thursday's

Dates: October 6,13,20,27, November 3,10th

Times:

6:00-7:00pm(Born 2013-2011)

7:00-8:00pm(Born 2010-2008)

8:00-9:00pm(Born 2007+)

Registration: See link below. 

Price: $135

 



What is Competitive Soccer?

  • Development (all about development/fair game time/no scores, no standings/learning the game) is for ages U9-U12.  Teams will play solely  within the South Eastern Ontario District against Pegasus, Clippers, Belleville, Quinte West and more. 

 

  • District is for ages U13 – U18. Teams will play in the DRSL but games will be played in the South Eastern Ontario District as well. This will require a small amount of travel in comparison to Regional & OPDL.

 

  • Regional is for ages U13 – U18. Teams will play in the ERSL which is the second highest level of competition in Ontario and requires a level of commitment to be able to compete at this level. Travelling is required.

 

  • OPDL is for ages U13, U14, U15. Teams will play in the Ontario Player Development League which is the highest level of competition in the province. Travel includes Ottawa, Kingston and GTA. High level of commitment required.