BASE Soccer School Kicks Off This Fall at the Bell Sensplex
Sports & Recreation Posted by ottawastart on August 22, 2005
The Bill Ault Soccer School of Excellence (BASE) will kick off this fall at
the Bell Sensplex in Kanata with eight programs designed to teach the basic
skills of the game to players of all ages looking to improve their
proficiency and enjoyment of the game.
The developmental school, managed by Bill Ault, local coach and soccer
enthusiast, will run six month, winter long programs, at the Bell Sensplex
and is open to players from age 4 years to Adult. Players can sign up
through the BASE Skills Development web site at www.baseskills.com.
“The Bell Sensplex is the perfect home for the school. A truly world class
facility it provides the perfect learning environment for our programs. The
field house I think is one of the best-kept secrets in the city and with
access to the Roger Neilson Coaching Centre we can provide our student’s
with the best setting possible for our programs,” said Ault.
With programs for U5, U7, U9, U11 as two programs for adults BASE is looking
at improving player’s enjoyment of the sport through improvement of their
“Soccer is the world’s greatest sport – but it is even more enjoyable if you
master the basic skills needed to play the game. BASE Skills Development
Programs look to improve the basic skills of each player giving them the
foundation to move on to enjoy and excel at whatever level they wish to
For the first time ever in the Ottawa area there will be an ongoing
structured daytime programs for younger players and adults alike.
“In addition to our evening and weekend classes we are offering daytime
programs for the youngest and oldest of our students to improve their
Soccer Play School for U5 players will run afternoons from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Monday through Thursday and offer a chance for children to get active, have
fun and get comfortable with a ball. For the adults, two programs,
Soccercise and Skills Advantage offer two options – one to build fitness
through soccer and soccer like activity and a hard-core skill development
program for the player looking to move their game up another level.
The U7, U9 and U11 programs run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening
respectively and focus on using appropriate activities at the right time to
further the students development. Players will receive individual
assessments and individually designed “homework” programs throughout the
program. A Saturday morning program for U5, U7 and U9 players is also
“At these levels the individual must come first. The focus of our programs
is improving each student at their own pace and own their time.”
Further information on the BASE Open House and registration details are
available for all programs at www.baseskills.com.
BASE Skills Development Programs
Telephone: (+613) 652 2444
Fax: (+613) 652 2510
About Bill Ault -- Bill has spent close to twenty years coaching at all
levels of the game both in Canada and the United States. His experience
with players of all ages over the years led to the founding of the Bill Ault
Soccer School of Excellence (BASE) and the BASE Skills Development Program.
Starting with local Eastern Ontario club programs in the mid-eighties Bill
has served on the Provincial Staff in Ontario, the District Staff in Eastern
Ontario, and been a head coach at the Collegiate and Senior levels. During
Bill’s two-year tenure with the EODSA over fifteen players from Eastern
Ontario were identified for inclusion in the Ontario Provincial Team tryout’
s with a half dozen of those eventually making the team and two those
serving as captains of Ontario’s squad.
Currently on the staff of the Ottawa Fury Bill will head up their U14 Girls
program in 2006 after spending the past two seasons with the U17s. Bill
also served as the Fury's Youth Development Officer in 2003. During his
time with the Fury the teams under Bill's guidance have qualified for the
Super Y-League's Championships and this year finished third at the US Club
Soccer National Cup Finals. Additionally a number of his players have been
awarded scholarships to American and Canadian Universities.
Over two decades Bill has served in many capacities with younger players -
working in the OSA Soccer School programs, serving as a Camp Director for
Post-to-Post Camps in the United States, was the founder of CanadaKicks and
functioned as Technical Director for Coerver Coaching in Eastern Canada.
During his time with Coerver Bill was one of the authors of the Coerver
Coaching Club Curriculum in use by a number of clubs in Ontario and most
recently authored Coerver Coaching Canada East's Coaching Accreditation
program. Bill is also Editor and Publisher of Grassroots Coach an online
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