guelph

Program Selection

Join us this summer at one of our ball hockey, basketball, soccer or ultimate frisbee summer camps. Our summer camps are developed with your family in mind. Our camps are aimed at providing your family with excellent summer programming at an affordable rate. Our camps are co-ed and are offered for children ages 4 to 13. On each day your child can expect a morning of sports, a healthy snack, a team talk, and an afternoon that may include off site trips and camp activities. Each week will end with your child experiencing an offsite trip for the entire day. We provide a 6 to 1 camper to staff ratio and our leaders are trained to provide your child a fun and safe experience.

NEW THIS SUMMER: We are always trying to add more exciting camps and programs for your child to enjoy.  This summer we will be offering two basketball camps: July 23 – 26 at Parkwood Gardens Community Church and August 7 – 10 at Kortright Presbyterian Church.

FAQ

Can I sign my child up for more than one week of camp?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of camps you can register your child for.

What is the camper to staff ratio?

We strive for a 1 to 6, leader to camper ratio for our Tyke and Junior Camps and a 1 to 8, leader to camper ratio for our Intermediate Camps.

Will my child be playing with and against children of the same age?

Each camp is divided into two divisions, a younger division and an older division. Your child will play with and against children the same age.

What time does camp start and end? And do you provide extended care?

Each camp will begin at 9AM and end at 4PM. Before care will begin at 8AM and after care will run until 5PM.

How much does Onside Soccer camp cost? Do you provide financial assistance/bursaries?

Each week of camp ranges from $120.00 to $160.00. Extended care, before or/and after care, is $6.00/day. We work with local community organizations that provide funding and bursaries to families in need. Contact us at info@onsidesports.ca for more information.

What will a typical week of camp involve?

On each day your child can expect a morning of sports, a healthy snack, a team talk, and an afternoon that may include off site trips (e.g. local splash pad, Conservation area) and camp activities. Each week will end with your child experiencing an offsite trip for the entire day.

What are the “team talks”?

At Onside we want your child to learn more than how to play a specific sport. After each game your child’s team will participate in a “Team-Talk”. The “Team-Talk” emphasizes character development taught from a Christian perspective.

Who runs Onside summer camps?

Guelph summer camps are a joint initiative between four local churches (Calvary Baptist Church, Church of the City, Crestwicke Baptist Church and Kortright Presbyterian Church).

How will children be transported to offsite trips?

Campers and staff will be transported by bus to off site trips.

What will my child receive?

Your child will receive an excellent week of either camp, daily trips/activities and an Onside Summer Camp T-Shirt.

Do you have life guards for off-site trips involving swimming?

The safety of your child is our first priority. At any swimming trip we ensure that qualified lifeguards are present.

What will my child need to bring to camp?

Along with any appropriate sports equipment, each camper will need to bring outdoor running shoes, sun screen, hat, and water bottle.

Winter Ball Hockey

Partners

Registration for our Tuesday night winter ball hockey for children grades JK – 6 opens on Monday, October 29! Our league is fun, co-ed and recreational. Families can relax while their children play at one location on one night of the week. Each child will receive a jersey, socks, end-of-year award and a set of individual personalized ball hockey cards. Our league is open to new and experienced players alike. Our winter league is sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church. Our volunteer coaching team pursues excellence in ball hockey, and in life, and looks forward to working with your child this winter.

FAQ

What equipment does my child need?

Your child will need running shoes, shin pads (soccer), shorts, hockey helmet with a mask and a water bottle.

What does a typical game day look like?

Each night will include a game consisting of two 18 minute halves. At the end of the game your child will participate in a team talk which emphasizes character development from a Christian perspective.

When are the Evaluation Dates?

At Onside we want your child to learn more than how to play a specific sport. After each game your child’s team will participate in a “Team-Talk”. The “Team-Talk” is a faith based talk from a Christian perspective.

Do you provide financial assistance/bursaries?

We work with local community organizations that provide funding and bursaries to families in need. Contact us at info@onsidesports.ca for more information.

Who are the coaches and volunteers?

Each league is sponsored by a local church that provides many of our league volunteers. Each church is committed to serving their community by providing an affordable and enjoyable experience to your family.

How much does the league cost?

Our ball hockey leagues cost $125.00/player.

What does my child receive?

Each child will receive a team jersey and socks, an end-of-season-award, and personalized hockey cards.

What time will my child play?

Game times for your child will be the following:

  • Grades JK – SK | 6:00PM – 7:05PM
  • Grades 1 – 2 | 6:50PM – 7:55PM
  • Grades 3 – 4 | 7:40PM – 8:25PM
  • Grades 5 – 6 | 8:10PM – 9:15PM
Where does the program take place?

All games take place at Crestwicke Church located at 400 Speedvale Avenue East, Guelph, ON.

What, when and where are the Evaluation Dates?

Evaluations will take place at Calvary Church on January 8 and 9 any time from 6PM – 8PM.

Evaluations provide us the opportunity to meet you and your child, finalize payment and registration, and evaluate your child’s ball hockey skills. You only need to attend one evaluation. The whole process should take no more then 30 minutes.

Winter Schedule

Fall Ball Hockey

Partners

Registration for our Thursday night fall ball hockey for children grades JK – 6 is now open! Our league is fun, co-ed and recreational. Families can relax while their children play at one location on one night of the week. Each child will receive a jersey, socks, end-of-year award and a set of individual personalized ball hockey cards. Our league is open to new and experienced players alike. Our fall league is sponsored by Crestwicke Church. Our volunteer coaching team pursues excellence in ball hockey, and in life, and looks forward to working with your child this fall.

FAQ

What equipment does my child need?

Your child will need running shoes, shin pads (soccer), shorts, hockey helmet with a mask and a water bottle.

What does a typical game day look like?

Each night will include a game consisting of two 18 minute halves. At the end of the game your child will participate in a team talk which emphasizes character development from a Christian perspective.

When are the Evaluation Dates?

At Onside we want your child to learn more than how to play a specific sport. After each game your child’s team will participate in a “Team-Talk”. The “Team-Talk” is a faith based talk from a Christian perspective.

Do you provide financial assistance/bursaries?

We work with local community organizations that provide funding and bursaries to families in need. Contact us at info@onsidesports.ca for more information.

Who are the coaches and volunteers?

Each league is sponsored by a local church that provides many of our league volunteers. Each church is committed to serving their community by providing an affordable and enjoyable experience to your family.

How much does the league cost?

Our ball hockey leagues cost $125.00/player.

What does my child receive?

Each child will receive a team jersey and socks, an end-of-season-award, and personalized hockey cards.

What time will my child play?

Game times for your child will be the following:

  • Grades JK – SK | 6:00PM – 7:05PM
  • Grades 1 – 2 | 6:50PM – 7:55PM
  • Grades 3 – 4 | 7:40PM – 8:25PM
  • Grades 5 – 6 | 8:10PM – 9:15PM
Where does the program take place?

All games take place at Crestwicke Church located at 400 Speedvale Avenue East, Guelph, ON.

When are the Evaluation Dates?

Wednesday, September 13 or Thursday, September 14. 6:00PM – 8:00PM.

Our soccer leagues are fun, co-ed, and recreational. Families can relax while their children play at one location on one night of the week. Our seasons run from the end of May to the end of July. Each child will receive a jersey, socks, end-of-year award and a set of individual personalized soccer cards. Our leagues are open to new and experienced players alike. Each league is sponsored by a local church within your community. Our volunteer coaching team pursues excellence in soccer, and in life, and looks forward to working with your child this summer.

FAQ

What is the league fee?

Registration for our TYKE Division (JK/SK) is $75.00. Registration for our NOVICE, ATOM, BANTAM divisions are $95.00 for a family’s first child. Any children (in Novice, Atom, or Bantam) from the same family will receive $10.00 off per registration.

What does a typical game day look like?

Each night will begin with a time of practicing and skill development, followed by a game. At each half-time your child will have a snack and receive a team talk, from their coach.

What are “Team-Talks”?

At Onside we want your child to learn more than how to play a specific sport. After each game your child’s team will participate in a “Team-Talk”. The “Team-Talk” emphasizes character development taught from a Christian perspective.

Who are the coaches and volunteers?

Each league is sponsored by a local church that provides many of our league volunteers. Each church is committed to serving their community by providing an affordable and enjoyable experience to your family.

What equipment does my child need?

Your child will need soccer cleats, shin pads, shorts and a water bottle.

Do you provide financial assistance/bursaries?

We work with local community organizations that provide funding and bursaries to families in need. Contact us at info@onsideathletics.ca for more information.

What does my child receive?

Each child will receive a team jersey and socks, an end-of-season-award, and personalized soccer cards.

Basketball Clinics

Onside Athletics is excited to partner with the Brant Ave. Neighbourhood group to offer basketball clinics for girls!  These clinics will take place at Brant Ave Public School on Mondays from 3:15PM – 5:00PM from October 15 – December 3. Our clinics will help girls to understand and master the fundamentals of the game of basketball, while also focusing on the importance of self-esteem.

FAQ

What does a typical clinic look like?

Each session your child will participate in a set of drills that focus on a certain basketball skill, your child will participate in a team talk which emphasizes self- esteem, self-respect, or self-love, from a Christian perspective, and each session will end with your child participating in a scrimmage game of basketball.

What equipment does my child need?

 Your child will need running shoes, and athletic clothing.

Do you provide financial assistance/bursaries?

We work with local community organizations that provide funding and bursaries to families in need. Contact us at info@onsideathletics.ca for more information.

Where are the basketball clinics being hosted?

The basketball clinics will be held at Brant Ave. Public School, 64 Brant Ave, Guelph.

When are the basketball clinics?

The basketball clinics will run every Monday3:15-5:00pm, from October 15 to December 3, 2018.

What is the skill level required to play?

Children of all skill levels are welcome to participate.

What are the eligibility requirements?

The clinics are open to girls grades 4-8.

How much does Onside Basketball cost?

The program costs $50.00.

Soccer Clinics

Tuesday evenings, from May 22 to June 26 we are hosting evening soccer clinics in the Brant Ave. Neighbourhood. The program is for Brant Ave Neighbourhood children in grades JK to 6. Registration fee is $50.00/player. All clinics take place at Brant Ave Public School. At each night we aim to provide a fun soccer experience for the whole family, whether you’re a player or a spectator. Our leagues are open to new and experienced players alike.  Your child will be lead by coaches who are volunteering their time to provide your child with an excellent experience playing the game of soccer, all while teaching your child what it means to play with character.

FAQ

Is financial assistant available?

Yes. Contact us at info@onsideathletics.ca or (519) 546-8765 for more information.

What does my child receive?

Soccer Shirt, Weekly Snacks, Individualized Soccer Cards.

What happens on a Tuesday soccer night?

Your child will participate in soccer drills and scrimmages.

What equipment does my child need?

Soccer cleats (or running shoes) and shin pads.

Who runs the program?

Program is sponsored by Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group and New Life Community Church.

When does the program begin and end?

The program begins on Tuesday, May 22 and ends on Tuesday, June 26.

Where does the program take place?

All clinics will take place at the Brant Ave Public School (64 Brant Ave., Guelph, ON).

What time will the program be each night?

Depending on the age of your child we will be running soccer clinics from 6PM – 7:40PM.

What is the cost of the program?

The cost of the program is $50/player.

Onside Connect

Onside Connect is a co-ed open-gym and multi-sport drop-in for youth Grade 6-8. The program is facilitated by volunteers at Crestwicke Church. The program runs weekly on Sunday evenings from February – April. Each week new teams will be made and we will play for an hour and a half. Throughout the evening your child will be involved in a group discussion focused on the Christian faith and character development.

Community Sponsors

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The Children’s Foundation Free to Play Program provides financial assistance for children in need so that they can participate in sports, cultural and recreational activities.  For more information about eligibility and how to apply, click here.