Soccaskool Girls Program Update

Ever since our Academy began in 2012, there has always been girls in our program. We have seen some outstanding girls come through our program and we like to think that we have played an important part in their soccer development. However, girls were always in the minority.

When we began our development team program a few years ago, it was exclusive to boys teams from U9 to U12. The best of our female players were however able to join our boys teams and we still currently have a couple of exceptional girls on boys development teams.

Ava is a key player for our U11 boys team and plays with incredible maturity and Sophia has built a reputation as a very technically strong player both locally and in The Lower Mainland, with her excellent performances on our U12 Boys team !

Last summer we decided to offer enhanced programs for our girls. We opened a girls only academy class, with a plan to create our first Girls Development Team at U11.

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Instantly our girls only academy class filled up and our development team tryout numbers were so positive that we created not one, but two girls teams, one at U11 as well as a U12 team. These teams have since bonded extremely well and consistently work hard on improving their overall game with great enthusiasm.

Although we are only halfway through the 12 month development team program it is more than fair to say that we are witnessing remarkable improvement in the girls technical ability, game play, understanding and recent games bare little resemblance to the teams opening games.

As a demonstration of our recent successes with our girls programming, our Winter 2018 Girls class was the first academy class to be fully subscribed and we now have a growing wait list as more and more girls look to join Soccaskool.

Watch out for our Girls in 2018 !

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Development Teams attract Sponsors

We are very pleased to announce our first partnerships with local companies to sponsor our Development Teams

Kimco, a Kelowna based specialist in HVAC, Automation, and Controls has sponsored our continually improving U12 Girls team with a tracksuit and backpack deal that will see our girls looking very sharp indeed in the new year.

D.R.Robertson Injury Law, a Vernon based Injury Law firm, will be sponsoring our excellent U10 Boys with a kit deal that will see them as the first boy’s team to convert to the new sky blue strip

Both firms will be featured on the development team pages on this website and will also feature on the team pages of our new Development Teams website currently being developed.

Thank you to both these companies for their generous sponsorships, and welcome to our Soccaskool Family!

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More details on sponsorships can be found on the sponsorship page

Summer Academy Registration is Now OPEN

Soccaskool is pleased to advise on the details of our upcoming Summer Academy Program.  Our Summer phase is again a 2 month program which will run from Monday July 3rd and will end Friday August 25th.

The classes offered are as follows –

Class #1 – 3.00 to 4-15pm – Mondays & Wednesdays

U11 Boys (2007) Dev Team
U12 Boys (2006) Dev Team
U13 Boys (2005) Supplementary Training Group…..invite only, Wednesdays only

Class #23.00 to 4-15pm Tuesdays & Thursdays

U9 Boys (2009) Dev Team
U10 Boys (2008) Dev Team
U10/11 Girls (2007/8) Dev Team

Class #3 – 4-15 to 5-30pm Wednesdays & Fridays

Minis (2010, 2011, 2012) Boys & Girls
All other players – Boys & Girls not part of a Dev Team

All sessions are at Mission Sports fields M13 or M14

Cost of Summer Phase $250

Cost of Summer Phase U13 Training Group $150 (once a week supplementary)

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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 !