The All Abilities soccer programs offers children and youth with intellectual and/or physical disabilities an opportunity to learn and play soccer.
Our programs are fully inclusive, designed and adapted for children with any disability or level of behaviour.
Whether a child uses a wheelchair, walker, wears orthotics, or lives with an intellectual, communication (ASD) or developmental disability, we provide support (1:1 as needed) and welcome all on the field.
All Abilities Athlete Introduction and Assessment
If you and your child are curious about our All Abilities program, please come out and join us for First Involvement.
First Involvement is a great opportunity to meet our program coaches, volunteers, and play games in a structured and fun environment. Your child will be assessed at this session and we will determine if our programs is the right fit for your child.
Fall dates and times to be confirmed by the end of August 2023
The Active Start Soccer program has been carefully developed to assist children with cognitive disabilities learn Fundamental Motor Skills. Balance, jumping, hoping, skipping, kicking, bouncing, catching etc. are essential components of physical activity and important aspects of daily living.
Ages: 4 - 7 year olds
NEW opportunities will be available in the Spring of 2023!
New Dates Spring 2024
Like all hospitals across the country, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and taking precautions to ensure the safety for all clients, families, staff, volunteers, and students as the situation progresses
Ages: Jr 5-12 / Sr 13-18 at Holland Bloorview
The PFC Fundamentals Soccer program has been designed to develop our athletes physical literacy and soccer skills, while providing an environment that promotes Fun, Friendship, and Fitness.
This program is led by experienced coaches and volunteers who adapt activities for all athletes and is suitable for players of all abilities and skill levels.
Learn to Train athletes must be approved to participate in this program.
The All Abilities Learn to Train program has been developed as the next pathway for our advanced All Abilities soccer players. The program will have an emphasis on teamwork, fundamental movement skills, and fundamental sport skills including agility, balance, coordination and speed.
The Learn to Train program will be led by 2 coaches and 2 volunteers with a maximum of 14 participants, resulting in an athlete-to-coach ratio of 7:1.
The All Abilities Learn to Train program has been created to develop new skills, while also strengthening existing ones. It is our hope that this new program will increase participant confidence as they move into new and exciting programs and opportunities as part of Long Term Athlete Development while creating an enhanced desire to stay Active for Life. Future opportunities may include:
The All Abilities Fundamentals Multi-Sport program introduces our athletes to new sports and activities. With help from our parents/caregivers and volunteers, our athletes get a taste of Soccer-Baseball, Baseball, Football, Soccer-Rugby and other fun sports.
Football 5-a-side, also known as blind football, is an adaptation of football for athletes with a visual impairment.
Football 5-a-side teams are made up of four outfield players and one goalkeeper. Outfield players must be classified as completely blind (B1 category), which means they have very low visual acuity and/or no light perception, whilst the goalkeeper must be sighted or partially sighted (B2 or B3 category). To ensure fair competition, all outfield players must wear eyeshades. Teams can also have off-field guides to assist them. The ball makes a noise due to a sound system located inside that helps players orientate themselves. As a result spectators must remain silent whilst watching the game until a goal is scored.
Page Updated on: May 8, 2023