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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 !

 

 

 

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Soccaskool Hosting Development Team Tournament

This weekend May 6th & 7th we are looking forward to hosting our first Soccaskool Tournament.  Games will be played at both Kelowna City Park & Lillooet Soccer Field on Dilworth.

We are excited to see our U9 through U12 Development Teams playing games in their home towns with great support from there families and friends against some high caliber teams that are visiting from as far as Victoria,  Nanaimo & the Lower Mainland as well as some academy teams from Kamloops & Vernon.

Come out and cheer on the kids during what will no doubt be some high quality soccer from many talented players from across the province.

Click here for Full Tournament Schedule

Interested in becoming part of the Soccaskool Program and interested in our Development Team Programs then come see for yourself the skill level of our full time players.

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Development Team Evaluations for Next Years Program will be coming up soon.  Follow our website or Facebook Page for Evaluation Dates.

Pictures Courtesy of Heatherly.ca

 

Soccaskool Players Shine in Whitecaps Colours

Several Soccaskool players were invited to play on Vancouver Whitecaps Regional Academy teams at The Adidas Cup in Surrey recently. Our players produced some outstanding displays and earned excellent reviews from Whitecaps staff

Sophia, making a rare appearance in girls soccer (she plays on our U11 Boys Development Team) scored all four goals in a 4-0 win over Western Canada Rush on the Sunday, and followed that up with a second hat trick in the next game.

Kai, from our U12 Development Team, finished with seven goals over the course of the weekend, which helped his team to a 4 and 0 tournament record during which Dylan’s four goals and great performances also helped that team’s cause, along with rock solid performances at the back from Keaton.

Koen, Adrian and Trayton, who are pictured here, were on a different team . All three played a big part in their Whitecaps team being successful. These three are key players for Soccaskool’s U12 Development Team

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Finn, from our U9 Development Team playing ‘up’ in a Whitecaps U10 team helped himself to four goals and took much of the credit for his team’s success.

Finally Jackson a past recipient of Okanagan Academy Player of the Month was attending his first tournament with the Okanagan Academy and made an impact on his team too.

Our players train hard all year round and are very committed to being all that they can be as soccer players. It is great to see them performing so well and earning recognition from The Whitecaps Regional Academies Staff.

Player Profile – Kayden & Kieron

For this month’s player profile we are profiling Soccaskool Sibling’s Kayden & Kieron who have now been with the academy for two years.

Squad Number :
Kayden: #10 black and #20 white
Kieron: #10 black and #12 white

Favourite Position:
Kayden: Defender
Kieron: Striker

Favourite Team:
Kayden: Manchester United
Kieron: Brazilian National Team

Favourite Player:
Kayden: Paul Pogba
Kieron: Neymar

Adidas or Nike:
Kayden: Nike Hypervenom
Kieron: Nike Mercurials

Messi or Ronaldo : 
Kayden: Ronaldo
Kieron: Ronaldo

Favourite Food :
Kayden: Papa John’s Cheese Pizza with garlic dipping sauce
Kieron: Big Mac

Favourite Singer or Band :
Kayden: Kendrick Lamar
Kieron: Coldplay

Who would you most like to meet :
Kayden: Wesley Sneijder and Stephen Curry
Kieron: Neymar and Paul Pogba

Favourite Colour Boots:
Kayden: Blue eventhough mines are black and white
Kieron: Blue and Red

Soccer Aspirations: To play soccer at Park University, Missouri (be Pirates just like Mum & Dad)

Apart from Canada, what countries are you eligible to represent :
Both : USA 🇺🇸 and The Netherlands 🇳🇱

Coaches Comment: Both Kayden & Keiron have thrived at our Soccaskool Academy and have a real passion for their game. Kayden is a very consistent performer, loves to defend but is very composed and comfortable on the ball and leads by example. Younger brother Kieron loves to score goals and has improved his ball handling tremendously in the last year and is now playing with the same type of assurance and confidence as his older brother. Well done boys it is a real pleasure working with you both !