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Soccaskool’s U11 and U12 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.

Summer Programs prove to be a Great Success

This past week saw Soccaskool wrap up a busy summer academy program with a couple of great events.

The Summer Academy was an eight week summer program consisting of twice a week training for regular academy players and three times a week training for those players who have been named on one of our six new Development Teams. The summer academy was attended by well over 100 players, making it our biggest summer phase to date.

We introduced our ‘Summer Sixes’ which was a six a side league program which ran throughout the summer. Our thinking behind this was to include a match-play component to the program for regular academy players as well as Development Team players. We ran a U9/10 league and also a U11/12 league. As the summer progressed, so did the excitement and especially the level of play, which made it a great success from the coaches perspective.

The final day was staged at The Quarry in The Upper Mission were teams battled for the Soccaskool Cup with all the players performing to a high standard in some exciting and very competitive final round games.

On Saturday our Development Teams wrapped up our SX Cup preparation by hosting European Football School, from Vernon.  Each of our six teams played a morning and an afternoon match against their Vernon counterparts, in what turned out to be an excellent day of soccer

Honours were even on the girls side, with a win and a loss for both our U11 and our U12 teams. These were our first ever competitive matches with these teams, and we were very pleased with their overall performances. We have definitely made progress with the girls over the summer and we think we are ready for whatever the SX Cup has to throw at us

Our younger boys teams dominated their opponents and secured comfortable wins at both U9 and U10. These teams should now be really looking forward to next weeks challenge.

Our U11 boys team performed very well and secured two impressive victories over a Vernon team who were older, bigger and stronger. This team is shaping up very well and played some very nice soccer.

Our senior U12 team had two excellent games against a very strong U13 EFS team. A 1-1 tie in the first game was followed up by a very exciting 1-0 win with the win secured with virtually the last kick of the ball in the second game.

Overall our Summer Academy & Summer Camps proved to be a great success and certainly a lot of fun.  We now have a week’s break before the start of the Fall Academy.  Our Classes are filling up very quickly and we are excited to see many returning players and of course look forward to meeting and working with the many new players that have registered.

Interested in learning more about our Fall Academy ?  Click here

Soccaskool Summer Camps 

Soccaskool is pleased to announce details of this summer’s camps. Our summer camps are always lively and fun with many of our camp attendees returning year after year.  With this in mind we have scheduled additional camps this summer.  Each camp will run from 9 am to 11.30 am – Monday through Friday.

Every day our coaches will focus on a different game fundamental, running the players through a range of skills, drills and games.  The camps always get competitive and always end with the Soccaskool World Cup on the Friday. We also feature quizzes and skills challenges throughout the week to keep the players entertained.

Our camps are open to all players who want to have a full week of soccer fun & development in the sunshine !

Camp #1 – Kettle Valley July 3rd to July 7th

Our traditional opening week of summer camp at Kettle Valley is open to boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12

Cost $140 – Register for Camp #1

Camp #2 – Mission Sportsfields July 31st to August 4th

This will be a smaller, age specific camp open to boys and girls born in 2010, 2009 and 2008. Maximum 24 players with 4 coaches

Cost $140 – Register for Camp #2

Camp #3 – Mission Sportsfields August 14th to August 18th

This will be a smaller, age specific camp open to boys and girls born in 2006 and 2007. Maximun 24 players with 4 coaches

Cost $140 – Register for Camp #3