The Under 5 Timbits Program is sponsored by the local Tim Horton's.
Sessions are 45 minutes long and are ONLY once a week. An email was sent out to see what days and start times were best for parents. We will try to accommodate parents if we can. Parents can email me 'Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday' and a '5:45pm start time or a 6:30pm start time'. I will be finalizing teams Thursday evening. BYSI cannot release the teams without a volunteer coach/leader for each group of 8. No experience necessary. The volunteer parent would simply lead the group through fun activities for 45 minutes. Parents are expected to participate with their children on the field. Adults are asked to wear face masks, but children on the field do not. Social distancing is expected.
The Under 5 program focuses on Physical Literacy. Jumping, throwing, kicking, running and most of the activities have a ball. It is where we want to introduce the ball to the child. Parents are expected to PARTICIPATE in the activities until the child feels comfortable, then parents can step back. We want the kids to feel safe and comfortable which is why we involve the parents, especially at the start of the session. Some activities will involve the parent and others not.
At the start of the season the Kids will receive a bag and waterbottle (may receive in the 2nd week as the shipping is delayed) from BYSI and a timbits jersey from Tim Hortons. At the end of the season Tim Hortons gives the kids a ball and a medal. We are getting updated info from Tim Hortons to see if they get to keep the jerseys this year or not as this may change.
We do ask that all players wear shin guards. These can be purchased at any number of local stores (Canadian Tire, Dollarama, Walmart, Sport-Chek, Co-Op Leisure Time, Dollar Store). Children this age can wear normal running shoes and do not need soccer cleats unless you want your child to wear them. Shorts or sweat pants are fine. Bring a hat for sunny and hot days. Always bring their waterbottle full as we have many water breaks.
If your child has a friend or relative, or need to be paired with someone due to transportation, please email me at email@example.com with their names and age group. I will do my best to place them in the same group.
Parents will be expected the wear a mask unless we get direction from Sask Soccer otherwise.