July 7 - September 8 at Tim Horton's Field
Register your child today for the Grassroots Soccer Program being run out of Tim Hortons Field in partnership with the City of Hamilton, SportHamilton, and Ontario Soccer, with generous funding from ArcelorMittal Dofasco and Hamilton Athletic Trust.
This program is offered to children 5-12 years of age, free of charge.
The commitment of volunteer coaches who want to make a difference in a child’s life and to give back to the community, combined with approximately 500 enthusiastic local children, kicked off a successful 10-week program hosted at Tim Hortons Field on Tuesday evenings throughout July and August. All 500 players were registered with Ontario Soccer and East Hamilton Soccer Club. In 2016, over 125 of the 550 registrants received were new Canadians from Syria who were supported by liaison translators from the YMCA. Parents each year have been extremely grateful for this program that has developed both confidence and physical sport skills in their children but most of all has provided a fun-filled active opportunity with friends all throughout the summer, playing on the magnificent Tim Hortons Field.
Promotion of the Grassroots Program is driven by contacting local schools in both HWDSB and HWCDSB and providing demonstrations for the children, and registration forms. As well, local media, recreational groups, Family Day programs, etc. were also used to promote the program.
Volunteer coaches are provided with a soccer clinic through Ontario Soccer technical staff and physical literacy and movement preparation training through SportHamilton’s Hamilton Moves initiative.
For more information, visit the Grassroots Soccer Hamilton website: