The Under 5 Timbits Program is sponsored by the local Tim Horton's.
Sessions are 60 minutes long and are ONLY once a week. The volunteer parent would simply lead the group through fun activities for 60 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 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 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. Always bring their waterbottle full as we have many water breaks.
The Under 5 program will be on Saturdays, 1pm start time at the Nationswest Fieldhouse. October 16th, 2021 is the first day. Players will get jerseys that day.