Introducing Sophia !

Have a look at this video where we highlight Sophia one of our long time academy players and one of our original 20

We are very proud of Sophia as she continues to develop her game.  Her technical skills and tactical knowledge of the game continue to improve at a staggering rate.  She is a wonderful example to all our academy players and a perfect demonstration of how “practice makes perfect” as she puts in many hours of practice in her own time.

Also important to point out that at the time of shooting this video, Sophia was 8 years old playing against U11 boys.  Very impressive !

Player Profile – Luca

We will throughout the course of the year be taking the opportunity to profile “players of distinction” from our academy.

In this opening profile we are very happy to introduce to you a player recently selected for our new U9 development team.

NAME:  Luca
SQUAD NUMBER : 8
BEST POSITION : Forward
FAVOURITE SOCCER PLAYER : Neymar
FAVOURITE TEAM : Barcelona
FAVOURITE COLOUR BOOTS : Orange
FAVOURITE OTHER SPORT : Hockey
ADIDAS OR NIKE. : Adidas
ANY OTHER COUNTRY THAT YOU COULD PLAY FOR : Brazil
MESSI OR RONALDO : Messi

Parents Comments : “Luca has always loved to play soccer and the coaching with Soccaskool has taken his skills to a whole new level. Luca is so happy and excited to be selected to be a part of the new development group.  Thank you Soccaskool for always supporting Luca and teaching great skills. 

Coach’s Comments:  “It’s very easy to see that Luca has a real passion for Soccer. He demonstrates this by giving his very best effort in every training session, which has resulted in him getting better every week.  He has many of the qualities we look for in our academy players, he works hard, listens well and really tries to put into practice immediately what we have been working on”

Well Done Luca ! Keep up the good work !

Where are they now ?

Where are they now ?

At Soccaskool we take great pride in seeing our players developing during their time with us and we are extremely proud of the many players who have graduated from our program and continue their soccer development in high level soccer streams.  Here is our original 20 players who took a chance with our academy when we first started, a little more than 3 years ago.  Some of them continue to be an important part of the Soccaskool program and we look forward to observing their continuing progress.  For the others who have since graduated and continue their soccer development in high level soccer streams we wish them the very best and continued success.

Annika – back row, 2nd left…. TOFC U13 Intake girls, Whitecaps Prospects, recently awarded Prospects Player of the Month November 2015. Continue reading Where are they now ?

Development Teams win in Vernon

Our Development Teams were both in action this weekend as we took the road trip to Vernon for a couple of great matches at the Vantage One Indoor Soccer Arena.

Our U10s played first in a match up with a U11 Vernon boys team. Our team enjoyed large spells of possession right from the start of the game. Our players showed their quality as we passed the ball confidently around the field and began to create goalscoring opportunities. The first one came from Sam from the edge of the box, and further goals from Luca and Callum meant that we edged the match 3-2 against a stubborn opponent. Man of the match was Axl, in his new centre midfield position.

Next up our U12s played against Vernon’s U12 boys in what would turn out to be a very exciting game. Continue reading Development Teams win in Vernon

Development Teams News

Building on the success of our 2015 Development Teams Program so far, and keeping the following key factors of the program in place :

  • Professional coaching, no parent volunteer coaches
  • All year round indoor and outdoor training
  • All year round monthly, hand picked events, 35-40 matches over a 12 month period
  • Open to all Soccaskool academy players
  • No extra fees, apart from travel and accommodation, fully funded by Soccaskool

We are forming a U9 Development Team early in the new year. Continue reading Development Teams News