Category Archives: Development Teams

Introducing Okanagan FC

Soccaskool’s Development Team Program has grown and evolved into Okanagan FC, Kelowna’s newest soccer club.

We will continue to field Boys and Girls Development Teams every year from U9 to U12. This program has been running very successfully since 2016. Our Development Teams compete in the  BC Academy Super League (BCASL) Tryouts for our 2018-19 teams will be held in June.

We will soon field Boys and Girls Youth Teams every year from U13 to U18. This program will be introduced this year with the creation of our first Youth Teams. Boys and Girls U13 and U14 tryouts will be held in June.

We will also be introducing a Mens and a Women’s Senior Team this year, playing at the highest level possible. In 2018 our Mens Team will compete in the Kelowna Mens League. In 2019, we will add an equivalent Women’s Senior Team.

Our vision is that of a “cradle to grave” soccer club with a family feel to it, and a reputation for excellence.

Click here – www.okanaganfc.com

 

Soccaskool’s Girls Development Teams in North Shore Action.

Soccaskool’s U11 and U12 Girls Development Teams continued their Fall season

last weekend with a visit to The Lower Mainland to compete in The North Shore Soccer Club girls tournament.

Both of our teams were able to demonstrate the progress we have made so far with our new girls program. Our girls produced excellent performances and were able to record great results against strong opposition.

These teams have now been training 3 times a week since the beginning of July and their progress is clear to see. On Wednesday, we played the last of our early morning inter squad matches at Dilworth, which have been a lot of fun even if it is starting to get pretty chilly !

This weekend both teams will travel to Vernon to wrap up our outdoor phase with a couple of matches against EFS. This will take our number of competitive matches played so far with these teams to 14 each.

Soccaskool Teams Enjoy the Sunshine at the SX Cup

We sent all six of our Development Teams to compete in the SX International Cup in Surrey last week, and enjoyed a fantastic weekend of great soccer in the blistering heat !

Each of our teams were entered at the highest level of play in the tournament Development Divisions.  Our U10, U11 and U12 boys are old hands at this, and knew exactly what to expect from the event.   Our other three teams, U9 boys and U11, U12 girls, were new to this level of play and gained some invaluable experience. 

All of our teams performed well and represented our academy superbly both on and off the field

Thank you to the tournament hosts for staging a great competition, and to our parents for their fantastic support, and to our players for their tremendous efforts and we will most certainly look to repeat again next year.

Development Team Tryouts

It’s Development Teams tryout time !

Tryout #1 –  Sunday June 18th – 7pm to 9pm – Mission #15
Tryout #2  – Monday June 19th –  7pm to 9pm  – Mission #9

U9 Boys (2009)
U10 Boys (2008)
U11 Boys (2007)
U12 Boys (2006)

U11 Girls (2007/2008)

Our Development Team Program is well and truly established now, and is rapidly gaining a reputation across the entire Province of being one of the very best development programs available anywhere !

These teams train 3-4 times a week all year round with a full time, professional coach. We play in weekly inter squad training matches. We also travel around the Province and compete in a variety of events, leagues and tournaments resulting in around 30-35 competitive matches spread across the year against hand picked teams teams such as Calgary Blizzard, TSSFaly Soccer Academy, Western Canada Rush to name just a few to ensure competitive games against top quality opponents.

Our aim is to develop as many players as possible through the U9 to U12 years who are able to compete and play in The BC Soccer Premier League and beyond. This is the recognized pathway for the elite soccer player in British Columbia, leading to opportunities with the Provincial Program and with The Whitecaps Residency Program.

This year we are very excited to add our first ever girls team to our program.

Our Development Team tryouts are open to any players interested in becoming part of our academy program, not just those currently attending the Academy.  There is no cost to attend just register and show up at the field for Tryout #1 and be assessed.

Tryout #2 – will be by invite only. Successful players will need to attend both tryouts.  Under age players can try out with permission only (please contact us beforehand with your details)

Roster size of each squad will be 12 and we will only ever field one team at each age group.  In 2017/18 we will have 5 teams in total
If selected, we will ask you to commit to Soccaskool from July 2017 to July 2018.

Our younger players, U9 and U10 are able to participate in COYSA programs throughout the year if they wish to but our older players U11 and U12 are not.

Our existing teams are highly competitive and there is increased interest every year so it will not be easy to gain a spot on a Soccaskool Development Team but everybody who attends our tryouts will be fully and fairly assessed.

Come out and give it a go ! Get out your comfort zone it’s where the MAGIC Happens !

 

 

 

Soccaskool Tournament a Great Success

The Okanagan Sun shone brightly for us last weekend as Soccaskool hosted their first ever tournament event at Kelowna City Park.

The tournament was in jamboree format for boys teams in the U9, U10, U11 & U12 Development divisions and we were delighted to welcome academy teams from The Lower Mainland, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vernon & Kamloops. City Park in the sunshine proved to be an excellent venue and we had large crowds come out to watch some excellent soccer.

Our Soccaskool Development Teams, as always, did us proud and competed extremely well playing an attractive brand of soccer and all our games were close and exciting.

Our U9s were unbeaten for the entire year going into the weekend, and once again produced some excellent performances and results but were undone by a fantastic FC Barcelona Escola U9 Academy team which we actually didn’t mind too much as it gives us a higher bar to strive towards ! Congratulations to Barca

Similar story to our U10s, who had an up and down weekend. They produced an excellent battling performance against an older Supra team to come from 2-0 down to tie the match at 2-2 but later under performed against a strong Western Canada Rush team.  Again, we will take the opportunity to learn from this match and continue to encourage our players to understand the importance of pre game preparation. Congratulation to Western Canada Rush !

Our U11s were their usual consistent selves and, despite being low on squad numbers for the weekend, dominated the ball in every match and produced the inevitable results !

Our U12s had the toughest challenge of the weekend, which is how we wanted it to be. Playing against older opponents on the full field in 11 a side format was very difficult for them but they showed great character and determination to battle all weekend & produce some great soccer. This U12 squad is ready for BCSoccer Premier League tryouts !

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Overall our tournament weekend proved to be a great success and we will certainly be looking to stage this event on an annual basis moving forward.

Thank you to all the parents for your help & support, to the visiting teams for supporting our tournament & most of all to the players for your efforts in producing some very exciting soccer !