How to get the most from Sportball’s outdoor programs

How to get the most from Sportball's outdoor programs
Spring is finally here! As more families step outdoors to enjoy our programs under the sun, we want to make sure everyone gets the most out of their Sportball experience.

Whether you’re new to Sportball or a seasoned veteran, there are safety policies and special reminders that parents need to keep in mind before they get on the field:

Our Coaches need your support to run our programs

Parents are required to remain with their children at the field or park at all times. Our Sportball Soccer Coaches will advise as to where the designated parent waiting area is as to avoid to children running in different directions to mom or dad.

We ask that parents please support our Sportball Soccer Coaches in their set guidelines. Families will be asked to sit behind the ‘Sportball Line’.

If you have more than one child registered at the same time but in a different group on our fields, each child MUST BE supervised by an adult. With fields being open to the public, it is a safety risk for your child not to have their parent or caregiver at field side. If you have more than one child in the same program and one child requires a washroom break, we require both children to accompany you.

Our Sportball Soccer Coaches will focus their attention on running professional programming; they cannot follow after children who may be looking for their parent. If your child leaves the group, please bring them back to the ‘Sportball Line’ or the area in which the group is practising.

Please consider children with allergies and keep our fields food-free

For the safety of all children with allergies, we require that no food is brought to any Sportball location, including Outdoor Soccer programs.

Please ensure that siblings are not eating at field side.

If your child has an allergy, please speak with your Sportball Soccer Coach prior as they will make additional announcements to families to try and ensure that your child’s needs are met.

Remember to bring your child’s soccer jersey and drink

On the first day of our soccer programs, children will be provided with a Sportball jersey.  These should be worn to the program each week.

If parents register one week or less prior to the soccer program starting, children may not receive a jersey on the first day. If you do register late, you are welcome to call our offices in Thornhill and arrange a time to come in and collect your jersey.

Children should also bring a drink labelled with their name in a non-breakable container, as there will be a short drink break.

Keep in mind our weather policies

Rain or shine, our Coaches always plan to arrive on time. Cancellations are only made at field side with parents. As per your registration information, we are unfortunately not able to accommodate make-up classes.

Decisions are not made by the office prior to the start time of programs as we are unable to determine conditions from our location.


Our office staff is available to speak with you in person Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Fridays 8:00am to  4:00pm. Please address any weekend concerns with your Sportball Soccer Coach at field side. Click here for office contact information.

8 May 2013 by