The GPS Early Development Program (EDP) caters for 1st / 2nd grade players, providing professional coaching in a controlled, development focused environment. Coaches follow an age appropriate curriculum, designed by the GPS Technical Department, which provides players with the opportunity to learn the fundamental techniques of the game.
The EDP program focuses on the enhancement of not only skill, but also confidence, as we provide a low pressure setting where players are encouraged to express themselves.
We align our EDP program with Ontario Soccer’s Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) and the Game-Activity-Game (GAG) System. LTPD is about putting the player first and offering age-appropriate opportunities for kids to enjoy the game of soccer, while GAG isto allow young players to experience the game and game-like situations as much as possible.