Fall 2021 Indoor Soccer Programming

The Eliot River Ramblers Soccer Club will be offering a series of development programs indoors this fall. The programs are one session per week and run for six weeks. There are programming options for players from grade one to nine as well as pick-up soccer for adults. Registration will open soon. See below for program descriptions, dates and times. Programs will be instructed by Joel MacDonald, Technical Director for the Eliot River Ramblers Soccer Club (read bio).


Go to programs by year of birth:


2014-2015     2013-2012    2011-2010     Adult     

U7 Move & Play (Years of birth: 2014 and 2015)

Love of sport begins with the ability to master the basic movements necessary to be physically active. Our Move & Play Jr program aims to help young children with the development of body management and movement skills. The more physically literate they are the more successful they will be in the future sports they choose to play. This co-ed program uses a play-based format to skills development that kids will definitely enjoy. This is a general activity and not a soccer-specific program that focuses on movement education with a soccer-related slant in order to help get our youngest participants off to a good athletic start.

Males & Females: Fridays, November 5, 19, 26, December 3, 10 and 17; 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Location:APM Centre Gymnasium, Cornwall

Instructor: Joel MacDonald

Cost: $50/player


U9 Move & Play (Years of birth: 2013 and 2012)

In our Move & Play program players will work on developing their physical literacy alongside their basic soccer skills. Getting better at soccer-specific skills like shooting, passing, dribbling and ball control happens more easily when kids are first capable of controlling their body and moving with coordination. The program, which will be separate genders, will use both a play-based and game-based approach to skill development.

Females: Tuesdays, November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7 and 14; 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Males: Mondays, November 1, 22, 29, December 6, 13 and 20; 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Location:APM Centre Gymnasium, Cornwall

Instructor: Joel MacDonald

Cost: $50/player



U11 1-2-3 Development (Years of birth: 2011 and 2010)

This program will focus on the attacking and defending decision making skills that players need in order to guide their soccer actions, like shooting, tackling, where to run or when to run there. Small-sided games will be used as the teaching tool in this separate genders program. Each session will start with a one-on-one segment. The group will then move to a two-on-two segment. Each session will end with a segment of three-on-three. The basic decisions introduced in the one versus one will be built upon through the two versus two and three versus three segments.

Females: Mondays, November 1, 22, 29, December 6, 13 and 20; 6:40 to 7:40 pm.

Males: Tuesdays, November 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7 and 14; 6:40 to 7:40 pm.

Location: APM Centre Gymnasium, Cornwall

Instructor: Joel MacDonald

Cost: $50/player


Adult Pick-Up Soccer (Years of birth: 2003 and older)

Are you currently playing soccer but always like to play more? Are you wanting to get back into the game after some time off? Or would you like to try the game for the first time? This co-ed recreational program would fit the bill. Drop in when you can. We’ll make teams with the numbers that are there and play.

Day: Fridays, November 5, 19, 26, December 3, 10 and 17

Time: 5:40 to 6:40 pm

Location: APM Centre Gymnasium, Cornwall

Organizer: Joel MacDonald

Cost: $5 per session or $25 for all six sessions



Instructor Bio - Joel MacDonald

Joel MacDonald

Joel serves as the Technical Director for the Ramblers Soccer Club. He has coached soccer for over 30 years and has been fortunate enough to work professionally in the game at the youth level in a number of different Canadian soccer organizations. Originally trained as a teacher, Joel also serves as a coaching course instructor and currently works at UPEI as an instructional designer in online learning.


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