We are very proud of our players and we keenly keep track of their progress once they ‘graduate’ from our academy after the U12 year.
At Soccaskool, we choose to measure our success by the number of players that we steer towards the BC Soccer Premier League tryout process. There are currently 11 Soccaskool graduates playing in the BCSPL, and from there we hope that some of them may even become a permanent fixture in the provinces High Performance Programming.
In June next year, all 13 of our 2005 Development Team players will be headed for the TOFC tryouts, and we will be making sure that they are well prepared and capable of achieving success
In our latest player profile we have selected to feature Ava who is a development team player from our U10 Squad.
Name – Ava
Squad number – # 7
Favourite position – Central attacking midfield
Favourite team – Real Madrid
Favourite player – Alex Morgan
Adidas or Nike – Nike
Messi or Ronaldo – Ronaldo
Favourite food – Tacos
Other sports – Hockey
Favourite singer or band – Fifth Harmony
Who would you most like to meet – Pelé
What colour boots are best – Bright colours
Apart from Canada, what countries are you eligible to represent – Only eligible for Canada
Parents Comments: Ava has enjoyed playing soccer since she was old enough to kick a ball and her love for the game has steadily grown since. Whether playing in the backyard with her brother Hayden, practicing or competing in games, Ava is always working hard. With the excellent coaching and the Soccaskool community supporting her, Ava’s love for soccer has soared as has her confidence and skill as a player. She is a real joy to watch!
Coaches Comments: Ava has been with us for sometime now but made an immediate impression with her skill level but more importantly her decision making which is as good as anyone’s on the academy. She continues to improve in all areas of her game which can be attributed to her hard work and excellent attitude and focus during each and every practice !! Keep up the great work Ava !
In our latest player profile feature we have selected one of our more senior players and U12 Development Team Player Diego.
BEST POSITION: Attacking Center Mid
FAVOURITE SOCCER PLAYER: Neymar Jr
FAVOURITE TEAM: Crystal Palace
FAVOURITE COLOUR BOOTS: Black and White
FAVOURITE OTHER SPORT: Ski
ADIDAS OR NIKE: Nike
WHAT COUNTRY, OTHER THAN CANADA, COULD YOU PLAY FOR: Brazil
MESSI OR RONALDO: Messi
FAVOURITE FOOD: Sushi
Parents Comments: Since Diego was 6 years old, he always has a ball on his feet, inside and outside the house. As a parent, I have to be very patient 🙂 Diego practices at home every day and has watched thousands of videos on soccer tricks and skills.
Diego will also be playing Futsal in Rio with a local soccer club called Bebola during his upcoming visit to Brazil !
Coaches Comments: All of us at Soccaskool wish Diego lots of luck and success as he heads off to Brazil for a month to train and play futsal. He is one of our very best players, and we are sure that he is going to do well. Diego is a pleasure to coach and work with. He has a great personality with excellent ability, we are going to miss him !
In our second profile for players of distinction we are happy to introduce Grayson one of our Academy’s long standing players and a player on our U12 development team.
SQUAD NUMBER : 8
BEST POSITION : Right Midfield
FAVOURITE SOCCER PLAYER : Messi
FAVOURITE TEAM : Manchester United
FAVOURITE COLOUR BOOTS : Red
FAVOURITE OTHER SPORT : Volleyball (but he really had to think on this one lol)
ADIDAS OR NIKE. : Nike
ANY OTHER COUNTRY THAT YOU COULD PLAY FOR : England
MESSI OR RONALDO : Messi (Hands Down !!)
Coaches Comment : Grayson is one of our original 20 and a shining example to all our younger Soccaskool players.
He is very coachable, dedicated and his attitude is first class ! Grayson has recently stated that his next target is to make the Thompson Okanagan FC 2004 intake team and we, at Soccaskool, are all going to spend the next 6 months helping him to achieve just that !
We will throughout the course of the year be taking the opportunity to profile “players of distinction”from our academy.
In this opening profile we are very happy to introduce to you a player recently selected for our new U9 development team.
SQUAD NUMBER : 8
BEST POSITION : Forward
FAVOURITE SOCCER PLAYER : Neymar
FAVOURITE TEAM : Barcelona
FAVOURITE COLOUR BOOTS : Orange
FAVOURITE OTHER SPORT : Hockey
ADIDAS OR NIKE. : Adidas
ANY OTHER COUNTRY THAT YOU COULD PLAY FOR : Brazil
MESSI OR RONALDO : Messi
Parents Comments : “Luca has always loved to play soccer and the coaching with Soccaskool has taken his skills to a whole new level. Luca is so happy and excited to be selected to be a part of the new development group. Thank you Soccaskool for always supporting Luca and teaching great skills.
Coach’s Comments: “It’s very easy to see that Luca has a real passion for Soccer. He demonstrates this by giving his very best effort in every training session, which has resulted in him getting better every week. He has many of the qualities we look for in our academy players, he works hard, listens well and really tries to put into practice immediately what we have been working on”