Soccaskool vs Soccer Quest (Kamloops)

Last week Soccaskool hosted a series of matches here in Kelowna against Soccer Quest Academy, who travelled down from Kamloops. Our U9, U10 and U11 Development Teams each played a pair of matches against their Quest counterparts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We watched some great soccer on a beautiful sunny day. There were some excellent moments, some great goals and some outstanding players on show from both academy programs. All of the matches were very competitive and played in a very good spirit. The games were watched by large crowds, who were very well entertained all day !

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The highlight for us at Soccaskool was the opportunity for us to play our brand new U9 team in their first ever competitive match and the way they played in that opening match easily surpassed our expectations of them. The pictures above are from that opening U9 match.  Well done to everyone involved !

Player Profile – Ava

imageIn our latest player profile we have selected to feature Ava who is a development team player from our U10 Squad.

Name – Ava

Squad number –  # 7

Favourite position – Central attacking midfield

Favourite team – Real Madrid

Favourite player – Alex Morgan

Adidas or Nike – Nike

Messi or Ronaldo – Ronaldo

Favourite food – Tacos

Other sports – Hockey

Favourite singer or band – Fifth Harmony

Who would you most like to meet – Pelé

What colour boots are best – Bright colours

Apart from Canada, what countries are you eligible to represent – Only eligible for Canada

Parents Comments: Ava has enjoyed playing soccer since she was old enough to kick a ball and her love for the game has steadily grown since. Whether playing in the backyard with her brother Hayden, practicing or competing in games, Ava is always working hard. With the excellent coaching and the Soccaskool community supporting her, Ava’s love for soccer has soared as has her confidence and skill as a player. She is a real joy to watch!

Coaches Comments: Ava has been with us for sometime now but made an immediate impression with her skill level but more importantly her decision making which is as good as anyone’s on the academy.  She continues to improve in all areas of her game which can be attributed to her hard work and excellent attitude and focus during each and every practice !! Keep up the great work Ava !

Fall Academy Registration is now Open

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We are now accepting open Registrations for our Fall Academy, which begins Monday September 5th and will run for 16 weeks with the final Fall Session taking place on Thursday December 22nd.

Our numbers and the interest in our program continue to increase and we would recommend early registration to avoid any disappointment.

For full information and registration click here .

Soccaskool Travels to Richmond to take on TSS

Following on from a couple of successful matches in Summerland against Africa United, which kicked off our Development Team season, Soccaskool took our teams on their first road trip of the year last weekend, as we headed to Richmond for a series of games against Vancouver-based academies.

On the Saturday we faced TSS, who hosted the games, with our U10s, U11s, U12s and U12/13s. TSS are the largest academy program on the Coast, with about 800 players registered. They have gained an excellent reputation over the years for very high quality programs, excellent coaching and a style of playing soccer which is great to watch. Soccaskool has many similar philosophies to TSS, and we have played them, and been very impressed by them, with various teams, at various tournaments, in the recent past. However, this was the first time that we have matched up against them with identical and multiple age groups, and we were really looking forward to the games and the opportunity to discover how we
would fair against them.

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Soccaskool Graduates join TOFC

Congratulations to Diego, Daxton and Grayson who have just become the first players to graduate from Soccaskool’s full time (Development Team) Program and try out for Thompson Okanagan Football Club. TOFC is a Regional Program, which draws the best players from across the Okanagan to play in the BC Soccer Premier League, and therefore enter the recognized High Performance Pathway in BC, leading to opportunities to compete for spots on the BC Provincial Team, Whitecaps Professional Residency Program, and ultimately,  Canadian National Team Programs.

These three players were the only 2004 born players on Soccaskool’s 2004/5 Development Team last year, and we were delighted to hear that they have all been selected to represent TOFC.

All three were named on the TOFC 2004 Intake roster, and will now go ahead and compete in the BCSPL U13 Intake season beginning in September. This brings the number of Soccaskool graduates playing for TOFC teams to ten (we also have one playing for Coquitlam Metro Ford BCSPL)

Next year will be the turn of our flagship 2005 players, and we will be hoping to double that number as we continue to demonstrate that our academy offers a viable alternative development pathway to the traditional TOYSL U11 and U12 Development Program.

Well done boys, and we will be following your progress with interest as you enter the U13 to U18 Youth Soccer years !

Register for Our Summer Academy

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Registration for our Summer Academy season is now open. Register online.

Our Summer Academy will start Monday 4th July and end Thursday 25th August (8 weeks, 2 month program).

CLASS #1 – Mondays and Wednesdays – 3pm to 4:15pm. (Boys and girls born in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010)

CLASS #2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays – 3pm to 4:15pm. (Boys and girls born in 2004, 2005, 2006)

All sessions will be held on Mission 15 (artificial turf field).

Cost is $125 per month. Please post date cheques for July 1st and August 1st and make payable to “Soccaskool” or e mail transfer full fees for both months to soccaskool@shaw.ca. New players are required to purchase uniform package at $80.

Tryout Season

Its tryout season here in Kelowna and people are making important decisions on what teams and programs they want to try to be part of for next season.

At Soccaskool, we have our own Development Team evaluations next week and we are hoping that there are a growing number of people recognizing that we are providing an excellent option for player development and team formation at the ages of U9, U10, U11 and U12.

We have also been very consistent with our message to all players who come through our academy, that when they are finished with us after U12 they should go and try out for TOFC, which is the Okanagan Regional Program and is part of the BC Soccer Premier League Which is the high performance pathway in BC.

TOFC have produced a full information package which, along with all of the evaluation dates and times, is available on their website. Everybody with ambitious youth soccer players, whatever their age, should take ten minutes to familiarize themselves with this information.

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Here at Soccaskool, we use the number of players who come through our academy and end up playing for TOFC as a measure of our success. We keep track of their progress, and we wish them well as they head into their very exciting U13 to U18 youth soccer period. We are proud of the fact that there are currently 7 Soccaskool graduates playing for TOFC in the BCSPL, there is also one currently playing for Coquitlam Metro Ford. This year it is the turn of the 2004s, and we are hoping that all of our 2004s attend tryouts. Our hope is that we will add at least a couple of 2004s to the TOFC squads, these will be the first players to come through our full time Development Team Program.

Good luck to everybody !

Development Team Evaluations

Soccaskool will be evaluating players for our 2016/2017 season week beginning 13th June

Our Development Team season will run from July 1st, and will run for a full year until the end of June 2017.

We will select 3 teams immediately after evaluations. These will be U12 Boys (2005), U11 Boys (2006) and U10 Boys (2007). We will also be adding a fourth team, U9 Boys (2008), which will begin training straight away but will not play in matches until the New Year.

Who can come to the evaluations ?

– Any player currently registered on our Junior Academy program, whether they are Monday-Wednesday class or Tuesday-Thursday class. Girls are welcome to try out for the teams. Two of our existing teams include very competent girls.

– Any player intending to register for our Junior Academy Summer program

– Under age players with our permission (please contact us first)

U11 (2006) BOYS AND U12 (2005) BOYS

Monday June 13th 3pm to 4.15pm at Mission 10 (artificial turf)

Wednesday June 15th 4.15pm to 5.45pm at Mission 14 (grass)

Friday June 17th 3pm to 4.30pm at Mission 10 (artificial turf) ** Invite only **

U9 (2008) BOYS AND U10 (2007) BOYS

Monday June 13th 4.30pm to 5.45pm at Mission 14 (grass)

Wednesday June 15th 3pm to 4.15pm at Mission 10 (artificial turf)

Friday June 17th 3pm to 4.30pm at Mission 10 (artificial turf) ** Invite only **

The teams will be selected and the rosters will be posted on our website straight after the Friday evaluation

If you would like to find out more about our Development Teams ? Visit the Development Teams page on our website, check out the many match reports on the website or, better still, come and watch us in action between 10am and 4pm this Sunday June 5th at The Quarry field in The Upper Mission. All of our teams will be playing in exhibition matches.

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