Player Profile – Kayden & Kieron

For this month’s player profile we are profiling Soccaskool Sibling’s Kayden & Kieron who have now been with the academy for two years.

Squad Number :
Kayden: #10 black and #20 white
Kieron: #10 black and #12 white

Favourite Position:
Kayden: Defender
Kieron: Striker

Favourite Team:
Kayden: Manchester United
Kieron: Brazilian National Team

Favourite Player:
Kayden: Paul Pogba
Kieron: Neymar

Adidas or Nike:
Kayden: Nike Hypervenom
Kieron: Nike Mercurials

Messi or Ronaldo : 
Kayden: Ronaldo
Kieron: Ronaldo

Favourite Food :
Kayden: Papa John’s Cheese Pizza with garlic dipping sauce
Kieron: Big Mac

Favourite Singer or Band :
Kayden: Kendrick Lamar
Kieron: Coldplay

Who would you most like to meet :
Kayden: Wesley Sneijder and Stephen Curry
Kieron: Neymar and Paul Pogba

Favourite Colour Boots:
Kayden: Blue eventhough mines are black and white
Kieron: Blue and Red

Soccer Aspirations: To play soccer at Park University, Missouri (be Pirates just like Mum & Dad)

Apart from Canada, what countries are you eligible to represent :
Both : USA 🇺🇸 and The Netherlands 🇳🇱

Coaches Comment: Both Kayden & Keiron have thrived at our Soccaskool Academy and have a real passion for their game. Kayden is a very consistent performer, loves to defend but is very composed and comfortable on the ball and leads by example. Younger brother Kieron loves to score goals and has improved his ball handling tremendously in the last year and is now playing with the same type of assurance and confidence as his older brother. Well done boys it is a real pleasure working with you both !

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Spring Break Camps at CNC

Soccaskool are pleased to announce and are looking forward to hosting our new Spring Break soccer camps at CNC. The camps will be fun and lively, with a full week of Soccaskool style games, drills and scrimmages. There will be prizes and medals for our tournament winners and awards for our Top Performers for the Week.

Our camps classes will have a maximum number of 24 players to ensure each camp is more age specific. The camps will feel smaller allowing for best results and a more personal atmosphere.

Camp #1 – Monday 20th March to Friday 24th March
8.30am to 11.00am. Boys and girls born in 2008, 2009 and 2010

Camp #2 – Monday 20th March to Friday 24th March
1.30pm to 4.00pm. Boys and girls born in 2005, 2006 and 2007

Cost $140 per player – Click here to Register

Goals Galore as Development Teams Enjoy Futsal Experience

It was FUTSAL last weekend for the Soccaskool Development Teams, as we travelled to Vernon to take part in a futsal tournament competing against teams from Vernon and Nelson.

Our players had practised in futsal format for the two weeks leading up to this event so we were well prepared for the differences between futsal and the indoor soccer that we usually play. All of the matches were played on a hard surface gymnasium floor and with a heavier ball which the players had to adapt to. One thing that our players had no trouble at all in adapting to was the speed of the game. The way we encourage our teams play, with very quick ball movement, is perfectly suited to futsal and we were able to enjoy some excellent periods of play which made for some very exciting games.

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From our academy we sent 5 teams to the tournament. Three of these teams competed in the U12 division and the other two competed at U10.

Thank you to our friends from EFS for hosting the event and for making us welcome. Overall the tournament was an excellent experience for everyone with each of our teams performing well with great success.

Player Profile – Charlie

Our first featured player of 2017 is none other than Charlie P.

Charlie is one of our very best and is the ‘engine’ of our excellent U11 Development Team.  A natural leftie, he strikes the ball extremely well indeed and his strength and determination are without equal.

Charlie attended the Barcelona FC summer camp last year in Kelowna and impressed the Barca camp head coach so much that he was invited to Vancouver to represent the Vancouver Barca academy in a national tournament with all of the other Barca academies across Canada.

His performances at that tournament were so strong that he was invited to Spain this year to spend a week at La Masia, the actual Barcelona academy where Messi learned to play. Amazingly, two Soccaskool players were invited to Spain, and Luka will also be heading there along with Charlie in the Spring

Squad number – # 18
Favourite position – center holding mid
Favourite team – “I couldn’t chose”
Favourite player –James Rodriquez and Sergio Ramos
Adidas or Nike – Nike
Messi or Ronaldo – Messi
Favourite food – cheesecake
Other sports – snowboarding, biking and running
Favourite singer or band – 21 Pilots
Who would you most like to meet – Sergio Ramos
What colour boots are best – pink and black
Apart from Canada, what countries are you eligible to represent – Just Canada.

Coaches Comment –

Charlie has been with the academy now for a few years and is a fantastic role model for all our younger players.  Charlie has an excellent game sense and is a real leader both on and off the field, he is an excellent trainer who works very hard at his game and consistently puts in maximum effort to everything he does at Soccaskool.  It has been a pleasure for us to work with Charlie over the years and see his game take leaps and bounds in that time and we very much look forward to seeing his progress continue over the next few years and beyond!

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