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Summer Programs prove to be a Great Success

This past week saw Soccaskool wrap up a busy summer academy program with a couple of great events.

The Summer Academy was an eight week summer program consisting of twice a week training for regular academy players and three times a week training for those players who have been named on one of our six new Development Teams. The summer academy was attended by well over 100 players, making it our biggest summer phase to date.

We introduced our ‘Summer Sixes’ which was a six a side league program which ran throughout the summer. Our thinking behind this was to include a match-play component to the program for regular academy players as well as Development Team players. We ran a U9/10 league and also a U11/12 league. As the summer progressed, so did the excitement and especially the level of play, which made it a great success from the coaches perspective.

The final day was staged at The Quarry in The Upper Mission were teams battled for the Soccaskool Cup with all the players performing to a high standard in some exciting and very competitive final round games.

On Saturday our Development Teams wrapped up our SX Cup preparation by hosting European Football School, from Vernon.  Each of our six teams played a morning and an afternoon match against their Vernon counterparts, in what turned out to be an excellent day of soccer

Honours were even on the girls side, with a win and a loss for both our U11 and our U12 teams. These were our first ever competitive matches with these teams, and we were very pleased with their overall performances. We have definitely made progress with the girls over the summer and we think we are ready for whatever the SX Cup has to throw at us

Our younger boys teams dominated their opponents and secured comfortable wins at both U9 and U10. These teams should now be really looking forward to next weeks challenge.

Our U11 boys team performed very well and secured two impressive victories over a Vernon team who were older, bigger and stronger. This team is shaping up very well and played some very nice soccer.

Our senior U12 team had two excellent games against a very strong U13 EFS team. A 1-1 tie in the first game was followed up by a very exciting 1-0 win with the win secured with virtually the last kick of the ball in the second game.

Overall our Summer Academy & Summer Camps proved to be a great success and certainly a lot of fun.  We now have a week’s break before the start of the Fall Academy.  Our Classes are filling up very quickly and we are excited to see many returning players and of course look forward to meeting and working with the many new players that have registered.

Interested in learning more about our Fall Academy ?  Click here

Fall Academy Registration is Now Open

We are pleased to announce that Registration is NOW OPEN for the Soccaskool Junior Academy Fall phase, which runs from September 5th until Christmas. This is a 4 month / 16 week program & commitment.
 
The Academy will be held outdoors on one of the Mission Fields until the middle of October. Then we will move indoors to the Capital News Centre for the remainder of the phase.
 
We would like to highlight that our program continues to grow in popularity and spaces on the academy are in high demand. Our number of players for the Fall phase unlike Spring & Summer are limited by the fact that we move indoors and we restrict our class sizes in order to maintain our quality.

Regular Junior Academy Program Cost is $500.00  – 4 month program.
U13+ Supplementary Training Academy Program Cost is $300.00 – 4 month program.

  • Fees can be paid monthly
  • New players to the academy require an academy uniform. The additional cost of this is $80.00.

Click the button below to Register and please ensure you register your child in the correct class. If you have any questions in regards to classes please Email  

Fall Academy

ClassAge GroupsDay / Time
Class # 1 All U11/12 Boys (2006/2007)Tues/Thurs - 4:15 to 5:30
Class # 2All U9 Boys (2009)Mon/Thur - 3:00 to 4:15
Class # 3All U11/12 Girls (2006/2007)Tues/Fri - 3:00 to 4:15
Class # 4U8 & Younger (Boys & Girls 2010 or younger) & U9/10 Girls Mon 4:15 to 5:30 & Wed 3:00 to 4:15
Class # 5 All U10 Boys (2008) & *U13+ Supplementary TrainingWed/Fri - 4:15 to 5:30
* U13+ Supplementary Training is Friday Only
 3:00 - 4:154:15 - 5:30
MondayClass # 2Class # 4
TuesdayClass # 3 Class # 1
WednesdayClass # 4 Class # 5
ThursdayClass # 2Class # 1
FridayClass # 3 Class # 5

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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Soccaskool Summer Camps 

Soccaskool is pleased to announce details of this summer’s camps. Our summer camps are always lively and fun with many of our camp attendees returning year after year.  With this in mind we have scheduled additional camps this summer.  Each camp will run from 9 am to 11.30 am – Monday through Friday.

Every day our coaches will focus on a different game fundamental, running the players through a range of skills, drills and games.  The camps always get competitive and always end with the Soccaskool World Cup on the Friday. We also feature quizzes and skills challenges throughout the week to keep the players entertained.

Our camps are open to all players who want to have a full week of soccer fun & development in the sunshine !

Camp #1 – Kettle Valley July 3rd to July 7th

Our traditional opening week of summer camp at Kettle Valley is open to boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12

Cost $140 – Register for Camp #1

Camp #2 – Mission Sportsfields July 31st to August 4th

This will be a smaller, age specific camp open to boys and girls born in 2010, 2009 and 2008. Maximum 24 players with 4 coaches

Cost $140 – Register for Camp #2

Camp #3 – Mission Sportsfields August 14th to August 18th

This will be a smaller, age specific camp open to boys and girls born in 2006 and 2007. Maximun 24 players with 4 coaches

Cost $140 – Register for Camp #3

Soccaskool Tournament a Great Success

The Okanagan Sun shone brightly for us last weekend as Soccaskool hosted their first ever tournament event at Kelowna City Park.

The tournament was in jamboree format for boys teams in the U9, U10, U11 & U12 Development divisions and we were delighted to welcome academy teams from The Lower Mainland, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vernon & Kamloops. City Park in the sunshine proved to be an excellent venue and we had large crowds come out to watch some excellent soccer.

Our Soccaskool Development Teams, as always, did us proud and competed extremely well playing an attractive brand of soccer and all our games were close and exciting.

Our U9s were unbeaten for the entire year going into the weekend, and once again produced some excellent performances and results but were undone by a fantastic FC Barcelona Escola U9 Academy team which we actually didn’t mind too much as it gives us a higher bar to strive towards ! Congratulations to Barca

Similar story to our U10s, who had an up and down weekend. They produced an excellent battling performance against an older Supra team to come from 2-0 down to tie the match at 2-2 but later under performed against a strong Western Canada Rush team.  Again, we will take the opportunity to learn from this match and continue to encourage our players to understand the importance of pre game preparation. Congratulation to Western Canada Rush !

Our U11s were their usual consistent selves and, despite being low on squad numbers for the weekend, dominated the ball in every match and produced the inevitable results !

Our U12s had the toughest challenge of the weekend, which is how we wanted it to be. Playing against older opponents on the full field in 11 a side format was very difficult for them but they showed great character and determination to battle all weekend & produce some great soccer. This U12 squad is ready for BCSoccer Premier League tryouts !

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Overall our tournament weekend proved to be a great success and we will certainly be looking to stage this event on an annual basis moving forward.

Thank you to all the parents for your help & support, to the visiting teams for supporting our tournament & most of all to the players for your efforts in producing some very exciting soccer !

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.

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