We believe and follow the Long Term Player Development Model, set forth by the OSA.

LTPD is part of a directive from Canadian Sport for Life ( CS4L and mandated by the Canadian Soccer Association. CS4L is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. While CS4L is a national initiative across all sports in Canada, every sport has tailored the approach and implementation to match the needs of their athletes.

LTPD is simply about putting player-development first. It is a philosophy that has long been adopted by the best soccer nations in the world. Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) recognizes it will be an adjustment and that full implementation will take time but LTPD is quickly becoming a reality across Ontario. LTPD has been described as a “culture shift” that will reshape how soccer will be delivered to young players throughout the province for years to come.With the intent being to move away from scores and standings at the early ages (U4 through U12), there will still be lots of games and competition.

The focus through these early years will be on skills development with proper instruction andpositive coaching approaches. By removing the pressure we put on our kids, we can encourage them to be creative and feel confident trying something new and not worry about making “mistakes”.LTPD is also designed to help our coaches and referees improve and reach the levels they want to attain.



  • A player will be defined as anyone who has completed the proper
    player registration forms, paid their club fees and signed the club
    liability waiver.
  • Full time players will be defined as participants who attend at least
    75% of the practices and 50% of the games for their specific team.
  • Full time players will benefit as they will receive regular elite level
    training from our technical coaches.
  • Part time players will be permitted to register with the club, to
    ensure that teams never forfeit games, due to injury, vacation, etc.
  • Part time players from outside clubs or academies will register at a
    reduced rate, but will only be eligible to play in games.
  • Full time players within in the club, are ONLY considered full time
    with their own team. They will be considered part time, when they
    play for another team within the club.
  • Full time players will have equal or greater playing time than all
    part-time players during regular season league games.
  • The coach will have the complete authority to determine playing
    time during playoff games.


  • To develop technical players with creativity and the ability to make
    smart soccer decisions with and without the ball.
  • We will focus on training our coaches around a “Player Centred
    Model”. The goal of our youth coaches will be to motivate, inspire
    and create a positive soccer environment that will foster the growth
    and development of each player.
  • We will implement the LTPD program established by the CSA and CSA.
  • At JCC Maccabi SC, our goal is to fill teams with full time, and
    committed players. These players will train together to enhance their
    individual skills and team development.

(6-12, 13-17 YEARS OLD):

  • From 6-12 years of age, the main focus will be on helping players
    acquire the correct techniques to become good soccer players.
  • From 13-17 years of age, the focus will be to improve on all basic
    soccer techniques, while learning new and more challenging skills
    appropriate for the llvll game. Players will be required to perform
    technical tasks at a much faster speed and a much greater resistance.


  • It is important for our young players to have passion and enjoyment
    fort he game of soccer. Within our training, the use of small sided
    games will incorporate different styles of learning. Coaches will utilize
    three different types of communication styles: command Style,
    Question & answer, and guided discovery.
  • Our small sided games in training will support player growth of the
    following characteristics: Fair play, cooperation, team work, and
    decision making skills.


  • From 6-12 years of age, all tactical work will focus on game awareness
    and the ability to make the correct decisions under pressure. The
    concept of understanding space and time will be a major focus for the
    development of our players.
  • From 13-17 years of age, previous tactical concepts will be improved,
    while introducing new tactical aspects of the game. This includes the
    roles, responsibilities and functions of players in an llvll match.


  • The physical aspects for players aged 6-12 will focus on basic and fine
    motor skills in coordination, speed and agility/mobility. Most of our
    physical training will incorporate a ball or small sided games.
  • The Physical aspects for players aged 13-17 will focus on the fine motor
    skills in: coordination, strength, speed and agility/mobility.


The following technical areas will be covered by our coaching team with
our youth players:

  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Receiving
  • Shooting
  • Heading
  • Turns
  • Cuts
  • Feints
  • Defending
  • Attacking
  • Changes of Direction

Our Small sided games will range from lvl to llvll depending on the age
of the player.


U8: 2-3 hours per week

U9-UlO: 3-5 hours per week

Ull-U13: 4-6 hours per week


Training will include the following components:

6-12 years old
  • Coordination, speed, agility/mobility
  • Technical Skill acquisition
  • Small sided games lvl to 9v9
13-17 years old
  • Coordination, strength, speed, agility/mobility, aerobic, anaerobic
  • Technical acquisition
  • Phases of play
  • Functional practices
  • Small sided games