Mini Program


Season runs May 21 - August 10, 2024:

The AMBUSC mission has always been to provide appropriate programs for all ages including our Mini group for Under 4 to Under 8 year olds.

Ontario Soccer has created a Long Term Player Development program that guides clubs how to train players at each age. The Mini Program is designed to optimize fundamental skills to help children feel competent & comfortable participating in a variety of fun and challenging soccer-based games. At the same time we ensure players are having fun while giving them the base and foundation of skills and knowledge needed to continue development as they progress with their soccer career.

U4 and U5 players train once a week at 6PM on Thursdays. Coaches will lead their teams with a focus on ball mastery and play within their age group to maximize their learning experience.

U6 players will train on Tuesdays at 6PM and work with coaches on ball control, movement, passing and small sided situational game play. There will be 3 additional fun days from 9AM-11AM on Saturdays June 15, July 13 and August 10 to learn more about game play.

U7 and U8 players will play on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6PM with designated practice and game nights. Players will learn about small sided game play while continuing to develop ball control, movement, passing and game situation knowledge. 

The mini program helps players prepare for the move to youth program play in leagues with games against other clubs. 





U4 Boys and Girls

Born 2020



U5 Boys and Girls

Born 2019



U6 Boys and Girls

Born 2018

Tuesday Training

Saturday Fun Days June 15, July 13, August 10



U7 Boys and Girls

Born 2017



U8 Boys and Girls

Born 2016



*NOTE* registration received after March 24 may not guarantee a place on a team

The program begins the week after the May long weekend with meet the coach night and moves into training the following week. On the first night we have team lists and field maps posted to indicate where age groups will play each week with club officials on hand to help direct traffic and answer any questions. We end the season with a fun day and Mini Banquet from 9am-1pm on August 10.

For anyone that would like to help with our Mini program as a convenor, coach or on the Banquet committee please contact our Director of Communications at


*PLEASE NOTE* age groups are subject to change based on registration


Our U8 age group will also select players to participate in festivals (tournaments) in the Ottawa area during the summer.

We are proud to continue to work with Tim Hortons for our mini program sponsorship and are very grateful for all the support they give us providing uniforms and balls for all our mini players. Shin pads are required with socks to cover and cleats are recommended but not mandatory (running shoes with good tread are acceptable).

In order for this great program to run, we need the help of a number of volunteers so our children can participate and play. We are looking for co-coaches (2 per team is ideal). Anyone with an interest in soccer is welcome regardless of experience: parents or students that may need volunteer hours. Coaching Certification and Training courses are offered in the spring and we will have a coaches training day in May before the season starts with our Club Head Coach. For more information about coaching please contact: