U11-12 Development Boys record 2 wins in Penticton

This weekend saw the U11-12 Development Team kick off our calendar of events with a road trip to Penticton.

In freezing cold conditions (the heating at the Penticton indoor facility was not working !), we trained for an hour with an inter squad game, followed by back to back hour long matches against Penticton Pinnacles FC U11-12 boys.

The first game started well for us, as we enjoyed long spells of possession and created several chances. However, Penticton can play a bit as well, and it was the host team who took the lead with a stunning strike from Soccaskool old friend Saion. Soccaskool came back pretty strongly after that and soon found themselves with a 3-1 lead, with goals from Daxton, Diego and Reese. Penticton were dangerous on the break though, and the game turned into a pretty entertaining back and forth affair, with the scores tied up at 3-3 by half time. Soccaskool began to assert themselves in the second half. One of the big improvements for our team this year is the depth of quality and competition in our group allowing us to always introduce good quality players from the bench. This Soccaskool U11-12 squad is a formidable group of players, especially when competing with teams at their own age level. This was perfectly demonstrated in our second half performance as we eventually gained control of the match and ran out comfortable 7-3 winners, with further goals from Diego, Reese, and Koen (2) Continue reading “U11-12 Development Boys record 2 wins in Penticton”

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U9 Development Team visits Kamloops

Yesterday our new U9 development group made the trip to SoccerQuest in Kamloops to play their very first games as a group against SoccerQuest’s U9 and U10 Groups.

In a day long event with 3 games the group recorded a comfortable win in game 1, a humbling defeat in game 2 against an older group and an entertaining 5-5 draw in the final game of a long but very enjoyable day.

A great experience for the young group who managed to play some excellent football and the games provided some excellent insight in to areas of focus for the young group moving forward.

Highlight of the day :  A wonderfully executed goal in our final game after a sweeping move out of defence with some excellent passing and a well picked out assist from Jacob resulting in a very composed first time finish from Magnus.  Decision making in the build up and composure and technique on the finish were first class !

Well done to everyone involved and a big thank you to the parents for making the trip !