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Development (U8-U12) Soccer Info

Byron Optimist Soccer Club represents one of the largest Development programs in the City of London. 

Most players have hailed from our recreational programs, starting first with our Active Start programs in U4 to U6, before jumping over into our Competitive program sometime between U8 and U12.

Our U8 to U12 teams play in the Development divisions of the EMDSL.  Much like our recreational programs, the main focus is on skills and development; players are encouraged to work on their technical skills, being creative and innovative, and taking leadership on the field.  There is a higher level of commitment in the Development league with players attending two practices a week, and then a weekly game within the local area. 

2018 League:  Fees:
EMDSL - U8-U12, (Tier 1 & Tier 2) $375


Fees are used entirely on the player to cover the costs of the Outdoor season; league fees, referees, uniforms, fields, Ontario Soccer registration/insurance use most of it, the rest covers other smaller details. Nothing is filtered into programs not associated with your child's play.

There are sometimes added Team Fees, that are paid directly to the team. They are to cover tournaments, extra uniform or equipment needs, volunteer coach expenses or other team expenses. These expenses are team specific and related to the approaching season. They will be covered in the pre-season Team Meeting. They may also be covered by sponsorship or fundraising and which should also be covered in the Team Meeting.

If you have any concerns or questions about these fees, please don’t hesitate to contact us at compdirector@byronsoccer.ca.