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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.

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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 !

Spring Break Camps at CNC

Soccaskool are pleased to announce and are looking forward to hosting our new Spring Break soccer camps at CNC. The camps will be fun and lively, with a full week of Soccaskool style games, drills and scrimmages. There will be prizes and medals for our tournament winners and awards for our Top Performers for the Week.

Our camps classes will have a maximum number of 24 players to ensure each camp is more age specific. The camps will feel smaller allowing for best results and a more personal atmosphere.

Camp #1 – Monday 20th March to Friday 24th March
8.30am to 11.00am. Boys and girls born in 2008, 2009 and 2010

Camp #2 – Monday 20th March to Friday 24th March
1.30pm to 4.00pm. Boys and girls born in 2005, 2006 and 2007

Cost $140 per player – Click here to Register

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.