First Kicks

U3 First Kicks

Players Born in 2018

Program Description: First Kicks is OSU’s Active Start program.

Players will be introduced to the fun and exciting sport of soccer through physical literacy, technical development, fun games and structured play.

Program Details:


2021 Options:

  1. A 6 week Fall program for U3-U18, which is scheduled to begin in mid September
  2. An 8 week Spring program for U3-U18, which is scheduled to begin in late April
  3. A traditional 10 week Summer season, which is scheduled to begin in late June

This model is the best way for us to adapt our offerings and allow flexibility for families to determine the best fit for them.

Year-End Festival:

  • TBD
  • Rain Date: 
  • Locations: TBD
  • Times: TBD

1. Fall Recreational Program information:

Dates: September 13 - October 31


  • U3-U12 - 2/week program - 12 sessions - Saturday Morning & Wednesday Evenings - $125
  • U13-U18 - 1/week games program - 6 weeks - Saturday Mornings @George Nelms Park - $80

Locations: Barrhaven & Manotick

Exact field & time allocations will be communicated to you in advance of our start date.

OSU’s Recreational Fall Program is focused on providing an introduction to skill development and a chance to play games outdoors during the months of September & October.

2. Spring Recreational Program information:

Days & Locations:  

  • Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
  • Locations: Quinn's Pointe

All other details will try to mirror the below listed Summer program information as close as possible

3. Summer Recreational Program information

Days & Locations:  

  • Days: Three options available: Saturday, Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Locations: Two options available: West Locations: Barrhaven or East Locations: Manotick, Riverside South, *Greely &*Findlay Creek (*Saturday Only)

Below you will find the planned fields during a normal summer season, which are subject to mergers or changes depending on enrollment. OSU will do our best to have you placed at the field closest to your home, whenever possible

  • Tuesday

-  Brackens Field Park
-  Half Moon Bay Park
-  Kilbirnie Park

  • Wednesday

-  Half Moon Bay Park
-  Kilbirnie Park
-  Mountain Meadows
-  Spratt Park

  • Saturday

-  Andy Shields
-  Berry Glen Park
-  Centennial Park
-  Earl Mulligan Park
-  Kilbirnie Park
-  Leitrim Park - 01
-  Spratt Park

Times (Approximate assumption from 2020 Summer Rec):

Saturday Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tuesday/Wednesday Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Target Team Size: 8-10 players

Format: Boys & girls together

Parents on Field: Yes

Twice a Week Option: Players have the option of registering for both Saturday and Wednesday Sessions.



Early Bird

Ends April 10

Regular Fee

Begins April 11

Once a Week $138 $178
Twice a Week $238 $278

Fees Include:                

  • Uniform (jersey, shorts, socks)
  • Size 3 soccer ball, which is most appropriate for their age
  • 8 sessions for Spring, 10 sessions for Summer (the final Summer session will be a festival, if permitted, based on group size)
  • Certified youth coaches

Parents to Provide:             

  • Shoes (runners or cleats)
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • *Shin pads not mandatory for U3

Program Coordinator: Craig Stead


Coaching: OSU youth staff coaches & volunteers - with parents help on the field

Coaching Qualifications:

  • Active Start
  • Respect in Sport (RIS)
  • Making Ethical Decisions (MED)
  • Game Leader
  • Making Headway
  • First Aid/CPR C/AED (Field Captains)

Friend & Field Requests: Yes

Important Dates:            

1st email to parents (program info): 3-4 weeks prior to start date

2nd email to parents (field & team info): 1 week prior to start date

Program Curriculum:

Sessions are 60 minutes in length with 45 minutes of active participation and include components of physical literacy, technical development, fun games and structured play in conjunction with the OSA’s Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model.

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Need More Information? Contact Doug MacGregor


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