We sent all six of our Development Teams to compete in the SX International Cup in Surrey last week, and enjoyed a fantastic weekend of great soccer in the blistering heat !
Each of our teams were entered at the highest level of play in the tournament Development Divisions. Our U10, U11 and U12 boys are old hands at this, and knew exactly what to expect from the event. Our other three teams, U9 boys and U11, U12 girls, were new to this level of play and gained some invaluable experience.
All of our teams performed well and represented our academy superbly both on and off the field
Thank you to the tournament hosts for staging a great competition, and to our parents for their fantastic support, and to our players for their tremendous efforts and we will most certainly look to repeat again next year.
Soccaskool graduate player Diego was recently selected for the U13 Provincial High Performance Program !
Diego becomes the third Soccaskool player to be selected for the BC Provincial High Performance programs, joining Annika and Camden on that growing list.
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
Last week Soccaskool hosted a series of matches here in Kelowna against Soccer Quest Academy, who travelled down from Kamloops. Our U9, U10 and U11 Development Teams each played a pair of matches against their Quest counterparts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We watched some great soccer on a beautiful sunny day. There were some excellent moments, some great goals and some outstanding players on show from both academy programs. All of the matches were very competitive and played in a very good spirit. The games were watched by large crowds, who were very well entertained all day !
The highlight for us at Soccaskool was the opportunity for us to play our brand new U9 team in their first ever competitive match and the way they played in that opening match easily surpassed our expectations of them. The pictures above are from that opening U9 match. Well done to everyone involved !
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 !
Registration for our Summer Academy season is now open. Register online.
Our Summer Academy will start Monday 4th July and end Thursday 25th August (8 weeks, 2 month program).
CLASS #1 – Mondays and Wednesdays – 3pm to 4:15pm. (Boys and girls born in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010)
CLASS #2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays – 3pm to 4:15pm. (Boys and girls born in 2004, 2005, 2006)
All sessions will be held on Mission 15 (artificial turf field).
Cost is $125 per month. Please post date cheques for July 1st and August 1st and make payable to “Soccaskool” or e mail transfer full fees for both months to firstname.lastname@example.org. New players are required to purchase uniform package at $80.