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Goals Galore as Development Teams Enjoy Futsal Experience

It was FUTSAL last weekend for the Soccaskool Development Teams, as we travelled to Vernon to take part in a futsal tournament competing against teams from Vernon and Nelson.

Our players had practised in futsal format for the two weeks leading up to this event so we were well prepared for the differences between futsal and the indoor soccer that we usually play. All of the matches were played on a hard surface gymnasium floor and with a heavier ball which the players had to adapt to. One thing that our players had no trouble at all in adapting to was the speed of the game. The way we encourage our teams play, with very quick ball movement, is perfectly suited to futsal and we were able to enjoy some excellent periods of play which made for some very exciting games.

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From our academy we sent 5 teams to the tournament. Three of these teams competed in the U12 division and the other two competed at U10.

Thank you to our friends from EFS for hosting the event and for making us welcome. Overall the tournament was an excellent experience for everyone with each of our teams performing well with great success.

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Development Teams enjoy game day in Kamloops

Soccaskool’s U10s were in action this weekend in Kamloops. They joined our U11s and our U9s for a full day of matches against Soccer Quest Academy. All of the games were played on Quest’s indoor 6 a side facility in Kamloops, and the two academies enjoyed a great day of matches together across the age groups. All games produced some very exciting, good quality soccer and were enjoyed by large crowds of parents and fans.

Our U11s and U12s also enjoyed an excellent inter squad match at CNC in Kelowna on Saturday

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The quality of soccer on show from all of our Development Teams this weekend demonstrates perfectly that our program has a continous feel to it these days. Each of our teams, from U9 to U12 were trying to play a similar brand and style of quick, slick, attacking soccer. These teams have now reached the half way point of our 2016-17 Development Teams Program. They will continue to practice 3 times a week through the winter months, and will play the occasional inter squad matches, resuming a full competitive playing schedule in March.

At this point, each of our teams have had a full five months of practice and have played in around 20 competitive matches. The development progress of these teams and these players was there for all to see this weekend !

Soccaskool Travels to Richmond to take on TSS

Following on from a couple of successful matches in Summerland against Africa United, which kicked off our Development Team season, Soccaskool took our teams on their first road trip of the year last weekend, as we headed to Richmond for a series of games against Vancouver-based academies.

On the Saturday we faced TSS, who hosted the games, with our U10s, U11s, U12s and U12/13s. TSS are the largest academy program on the Coast, with about 800 players registered. They have gained an excellent reputation over the years for very high quality programs, excellent coaching and a style of playing soccer which is great to watch. Soccaskool has many similar philosophies to TSS, and we have played them, and been very impressed by them, with various teams, at various tournaments, in the recent past. However, this was the first time that we have matched up against them with identical and multiple age groups, and we were really looking forward to the games and the opportunity to discover how we
would fair against them.

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Development Team Evaluations

Soccaskool will be evaluating players for our 2016/2017 season week beginning 13th June

Our Development Team season will run from July 1st, and will run for a full year until the end of June 2017.

We will select 3 teams immediately after evaluations. These will be U12 Boys (2005), U11 Boys (2006) and U10 Boys (2007). We will also be adding a fourth team, U9 Boys (2008), which will begin training straight away but will not play in matches until the New Year.

Who can come to the evaluations ?

– Any player currently registered on our Junior Academy program, whether they are Monday-Wednesday class or Tuesday-Thursday class. Girls are welcome to try out for the teams. Two of our existing teams include very competent girls.

– Any player intending to register for our Junior Academy Summer program

– Under age players with our permission (please contact us first)

U11 (2006) BOYS AND U12 (2005) BOYS

Monday June 13th 3pm to 4.15pm at Mission 10 (artificial turf)

Wednesday June 15th 4.15pm to 5.45pm at Mission 14 (grass)

Friday June 17th 3pm to 4.30pm at Mission 10 (artificial turf) ** Invite only **

U9 (2008) BOYS AND U10 (2007) BOYS

Monday June 13th 4.30pm to 5.45pm at Mission 14 (grass)

Wednesday June 15th 3pm to 4.15pm at Mission 10 (artificial turf)

Friday June 17th 3pm to 4.30pm at Mission 10 (artificial turf) ** Invite only **

The teams will be selected and the rosters will be posted on our website straight after the Friday evaluation

If you would like to find out more about our Development Teams ? Visit the Development Teams page on our website, check out the many match reports on the website or, better still, come and watch us in action between 10am and 4pm this Sunday June 5th at The Quarry field in The Upper Mission. All of our teams will be playing in exhibition matches.