Development Teams in Salmon Arm

This weekend saw all of our 2015 Development Teams in action for the last time this year

Our U10 (2006) team took the field on Friday night at CNC to play a selected Soccaskool U11 squad. We deliberately selected a strong U11 squad to set up a good game and to challenge our U10 development group to the maximum. The U10s rose to the challenge beautifully, playing some excellent soccer and keeping possession of the ball for long periods particularly in the opening 30 minutes. It took a while, but once Liam netted the first with a stunning strike from the edge of the box, more goals began to follow.

Incredibly, the U10’s raced to a 6-0 lead ! However, this prompted a response from the U11s, and they battled back to make it 6-4. The U10s made the mistake of becoming embroiled in a physical contest against an older team, which is always very difficult to win. In the end though, the U10s were able to regroup, compose themselves, and resume playing great, quick and simple soccer. Once that happened, they were able to regain control of the match and add a final goal to make it 7-4 final score. Continue reading “Development Teams in Salmon Arm”

Winter Phase is Full !

Our upcoming Winter season will as usual, be a three month training phase. The Winter season will run from Monday January 4th until the end of March, and will include practise sessions during Spring Break. It will be a 12 week program of 24 sessions.

Unfortunately, we are losing one of our time slots at CNC for this Winter phase. We will continue to have a Monday/Wednesday 2.45 to 4pm class and a Tuesday/Thursday 2.45 to 4pm class. We are however losing the Monday/Wednesday 4.15 to 5.30 class.

We are very disappointed about this as our Fall season has had full enrollment of 120 players, 40 players per class and we have had wait lists on every class. For the Winter, we will have to reduce our number to 80 players.

With this in mind we decided to send out invites to the first 80 players on the Fall academy who we felt were getting the most out of the program. In other words, our most coachable players. Out of the 80 invitations we sent, 79 accepted…which means that our Winter academy is now full.

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