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Li'l Sambas Information Session: Thursday at 8pm
28 April 2021 @ 7:24 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

Hopefully, everyone got our email letting them know that the Li'l Sambas programs will now be starting on the first weekend in JUNE rather than the first weekend in May (due to the Provincial COVID-19 restrictions).

Information Meeting - Thursday at 8pm

As we had mentioned in the e-mail we will be holding an online information session tomorrow at 8pm. Since it will be a little longer than we expected before we get to meet you in person, we have decided to set up a couple of online options to fill the gap.

Sanjeev, our head coach will be giving you a rundown of what we'll be covering in the program and what to expect from the program for each age group and be available to answer any of the questions you may have about what we'll be doing on the field. Chris will also be available to answer any questions you may have about registrations, the location, what to bring, check-in, etc. 

If any of you have any questions you definitely would like answered, feel free to send them over to us by e-mail: it might be a question that other people are asking too. (Don't forget we also have an FAQ section on the website).

We are using google meet for the call and you can join the meeting here:

To join a meeting on Google Meet, click this link: https://meet.google.com/naq-onha-vph

Or open Meet and enter this code: naq-onha-vph

The information session is open to anyone, so if you have friends or family that were interested in the program and wanted to know more, feel free to pass on the link

Online coaching session - this Saturday at 9am.

In order to give the kids a chance to get active and get started despite the delay, we'll be offering an online coach session free of charge this Saturday at 9am. Coach Sanjeev will be running through some fun activities and drills with his own family that kids and parents can practice together. It will be suitable for any of the age groups (4 to 10) and you'll be able to participate in a small space - the garden, the park or even the basement - you don't have to head out to a wide-open space (unless you want to).

We hope we'll see as many of you there as possible on Saturday.

This does NOT count as one of the 8 sessions that you have registered as part of the program, it's just a little bonus to thank you for your patience. We will send an e-mail out on Friday with the email link for the session.

Take care everyone and we look forward to meeting you,

The Li'l Sambas Team

Li'l Sambas: New Start Date and Online Training Session
23 April 2021 @ 4:17 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

New Start Date for Programs: Friday, June 4th and Saturday, June 5th

As we are sure you are aware, we will not able to start the programs next weekend due to the ongoing Provincial COVID-19 measures. Rather than starting on the first weekend of May, the program is now scheduled to start on the first weekend of June. Even this date may be subject to change, depending on which phase of reopening we are in at that time.

We do fully expect to complete all of the sessions as planned and to deliver the full 8-week program as promised. If for any reason we are unable to complete all or part of the program (e.g. if we had to shorten the program to 6 sessions or similar) there would be a refund for the part of the program that cannot be completed.

Free Online Coaching Session on Saturday, May 1st

We are as disappointed as you are that we will not be able to kick-off next weekend as planned. However, in order to get the kids active and excited about the program, and as a way of thanking all of you for your patience during these unpredictable times, coach Sanjeev is going to offer a free online coaching session on Saturday 1st of May at 9am. This would have been the weekend that the program was originally scheduled to start. The session will be conducted live and online, and you will be able to tune in via Google Meet. The session will be suitable for kids and their parents to work on on their own in the back garden, the park, or maybe even the basement!

It is completely FREE (and optional) and is a bonus for participants: you will still receive the full 8-week session once we are ready to gather together safely on the field.

We will send another e-mail out next week with full details and the login link for the session.

Online Information Session: Thursday, April 29th, 8pm

We've also decided to hold an online information meeting at 8pm this coming Thursday, where the coaching staff will give you a run down of the details of what the kids will be doing in the program and allow you to ask the admin staff any questions that you may want to have clarified about any other aspects of the program.

We will send the full details of this meeting to you on Wednesday. We will make both the information session and the training session open to anyone, so if you have friends or family that are still thinking of signing up, feel free to pass on the details once we send them out next week,

Take care and have a great weekend everyone,

Chris and the Li'l Sambas Team

New Timeslots Added for Li'l Sambas Spring Programs
2 March 2021 @ 10:02 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone.

We've been bowled over by the response to our new Li'l Sambas kids' soccer programs!

Our programs at 6pm on Fridays are now sold out, and our 9am Saturday programs are close to selling out too. To meet the demand for spaces, we have just added new time slots for our programs for kids aged 4 to 10. All three age groups will now also be offered at 7pm on Fridays and 10am on Saturdays.

You can find full details of all of the available program times here:

https://ottawa.lilsambassoccer.com/about/kids-soccer

Switching to one of the new timeslots

If you have already registered for one of the programs, and one of the new timeslots would suit you better, we will be happy to move your registration to one of the other timeslots. We can still keep groups together at 7pm and 10am too!

We have also had a few people ask about friends joining some of the sold-out programs. Unfortunately, we cannot increase our capacity in those timeslots, but we can move you to one of the other times where space is available to ensure that friends can join the new programs with you.

Last day of the $99 early bird pricing

We extended out $99 a little longer than we had originally planned due to the provincial shutdown. However, tomorrow will be the final day of the early bird pricing, so if you have friends or family members waiting to sign up, let them know to sign up ASAP if they want to take advantage of the discount!

Take care,

The Li'l Sambas Team

 

 

Footy For All Kids Programs - COVID-19 Latest
19 May 2020 @ 8:29 PM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

We are now into the third month of the social distancing measures and we hope you and your families are managing to stay safe, well and positive!

We had been waiting for another update around schools or potentially social and sports leagues for kids, and the province confirmed today that the schools will not complete the current school year.

Spring Seasons

We are still assuming we can complete the spring seasons as planned. We still don't know exactly when that will be though. And it is more of a summer league now!

For now, we are going to push back the start of the programs to the first week of July. This is a very tentative date, it could be later (we can even dream that it could be earlier), depending on when Ottawa Public Health advises that it is safe to resume social or sporting activities.

Beyond that, the messaging is much the same as our last update:

If it does reach a point where we have to shorten or cancel the season, we will either issue a credit to the next season or a refund for the portion of the season that we cannot fulfil.

We are not processing refunds right now because we just don't know what will be happening with the season. Everything hinges upon when we are all allowed to resume sporting and social activities. Once we have dates where we know that play can resume, we will be able to make a decision on the format and length and process all of the credits or refunds if required. This will be a manual process and we will have to process each one individually, so we would like to be able to work through them methodically when the time comes. For that reason, we really appreciate you bearing with us until we know what the final set-up of the programs will be.

Registrations for Spring Programs

Whatever happens, you can go ahead and reserve your space with confidence. If we do have to make changes to what we are currently advertising for our spring programs and the changes aren't suitable for your family we will issue a full refund of your payment before the season starts.

Our EARLY BIRD PRICING is also still in effect until we are able to confirm when the programs will start.

Take care everyone, 

Dan, Chris and the Footy Sevens Team

COVID-19 Update for Footy For All Spring Kids Soccer
22 April 2020 @ 9:44 AM by Chris Surgeoner

Hi everyone,

We hope everyone is keeping safe, well and social-distancing!

This is our update on the kids' soccer programs and leagues as the COVID-19 preventative measures continue

It was announced last week that Ontario schools are to remain closed beyond May 4th and the emergency measure extended to May 12th. However, there hasn't been an update yet (as far as we know) about a new date for the schools potentially retuning. Your guess is as good as ours as to when we will get to the stage where sports and leisure activities will resume.

Spring Seasons

We are still assuming we can complete the spring seasons as planned. When this happens and what changes may be necessary isn't something we can confirm right now because we simply don't know ourselves. Right now, we think the most likely scenario will be that the season will start later and finish later.

At this point, we can assume that the early May start dates for the Wednesday programs will not go ahead, so we are pushing the start of the Wednesday programs back until at least the Wednesday after Victoria Day (May 20th). This is a very tentative date, and our guess is that it is more likely that it will be later than that, depending on when Ottawa Publica Health advises that it is safe to resume social or sporting activities.

If it does reach a point where we have to shorten or cancel the season, we will either issue a credit to the next season or a refund for the portion of the season that we cannot fulfil.

We are not processing refunds right now because we just don't know what will be happening with the season. Everything hinges upon when we are all allowed to resume sporting and social activities. Once we have dates where we know that play can resume, we will be able to make a decision on the format and length and process all of the credits or refunds if required. This will be a manual process and we will have to process each one individually, so we would like to be able to work through them methodically when the time comes. For that reason, we really appreciate you bearing with us until we know what the final set-up of the programs will be.

Registrations for Spring Programs

Whatever happens, you can go ahead and reserve your space with confidence. If we do have to make changes to what we are currently advertising for our spring programs and the changes aren't suitable for your family we will issue a full refund of your payment before the season starts.

Our EARLY BIRD PRICING is also still in effect until we are able to confirm when the programs will start.

Take care everyone, please, please, please take social distancing seriously and support our local small businesses in whatever way you can,

Dan, Chris and the Footy Sevens Team

Footy For All 2020 Spring & Summer Children and Youth Soccer Programming
18 February 2020 @ 4:50 AM by Joel Convery

Calling all Footy Parents! Our 2020 Spring and Summer Youth Soccer Programming Is Now Open For Online Registration at https://ottawa.footyforall.ca/. This year we'll be running two different streams of programming, our popular Developmental Sessions and our new Recreational Soccer Leagues!  We hope to see you and your little Footy'ers this Spring and Summer!!

 

Footy For All Children & Youth Developmental Soccer Sessions - Registration Now Open

Making a return for Spring and Summer 2020 are our fun and amazing Developmental Sessions! Children between the ages 3 and 7 of any skill level are invited to come have a blast in our instructor lead Soccer Development Sessions. 
 
All weekly programming will be held at our central location on the top-quality turf field at Immaculata High School in central Ottawa. The emphasis will be on delivering a fun and interactive soccer experience for girls and boys, building both their soccer and athletic abilities. 

For a limited time, you can take advantage of our special early bird pricing and save! Go to our youth soccer website, ottawa.footyforall.ca for full details and registration.

 

Footy Sevens Rec Soccer Leagues for Kids - Registration Now Open

This spring will see the launch of our new Spring/Summer Recreational Soccer Leagues for kids aged 4 to 9. For those who simply want their Footy'er to hit the field and play within a game setting, our Recreation Leagues are for you!

All of the programs will be held at a central location on the top-quality turf field at Immaculata High School in central Ottawa. The emphasis will be on delivering a fun soccer experience for girls and boys, with no tryouts or trips across town: everyone plays and it is the same time same place every week.

For a limited time, you can take advantage of our special early bird pricing and save! Go to our youth soccer website, ottawa.footyforall.ca for full details and registration.

Footy For All pictures now online :)
18 February 2020 @ 4:50 AM by Joel Convery
Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to quickly let everyone know that pictures from our first session are now posted onto our facebook page, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/OttawaFootySevens/. If the link doesn't work for some reason simply google Ottawa Footy Sevens Facebook and it'll pop up.

The pictures are brilliant, try and spot your little Footy'er, we tried to snap as many as possible. Hope you all enjoy them!

Before I sign off, a quick reminder to follow weather updates on Twitter at: @Ottawafooty7s. The weather should be spot on tomorrow but always good to check things out before leaving the house.

See everyone pitch side 6:00pm Wednesday!

Cheers,
Coach Dan    
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