|Street Soccer U5-U7|
Street Soccer Calendar Sept 2020 to Feb 2021
Your player will need soccer boots and shin guards. The Club provides shirt, shorts, and socks
The Soccer season for 4,5,6 year olds runs from September to February. The program takes place on Saturdays at Ambleside Park Fred Jopson Field and is an introductory program that teaches kids about the skills and rules of how to play the game.
Under 7 play on Saturday and will have one indoor practice per week. Practice times vary according to the coach's choice.
Under 5 and Under 6 play on Saturday but do not have practices.
Session 1 - 9:00 am 10:am, Boys U5 & 6 (2015/16 birth dates) and Girls U5 & U6 (2015/16 birth dates)
Session 2 - 10:15 am - 11:30 am. Boys U7 and Girls U7 (2014 birth dates)
Street Soccer Fall/Winter Schedule 2020/21
- Sept 19
- Sept 26
- Oct 3
- Oct 17
- Oct 24
- Oct 31
- Nov 7
- Nov 14
- Nov 21
- Nov 28
- Dec 5
- Dec 12
- Jan 9
- Jan 16
- Jan 23
- Jan 30
- Feb 6
- Feb 20
No Street Soccer Thanksgiving weekend Oct 10 and Family Day weekend Feb 15
Street Soccer will be in session every Saturday, from Sept 19th - Feb 20th , unless otherwise indicated above, or in the case of extreme weather conditions/field closure. Sessions are not cancelled due to rain, unless the weather becomes a safety hazard (thunder/lightening, etc). In the event that a session must be cancelled last minute, registrants will be notified as early as possible via email. If you're ever unsure, please check your email before heading to the field.
WVSC 'Street Soccer' program
SEASON Street Soccer program runs from September to the end of February at Ambleside (Fred Jopson Field formerly Ambleside B)
SPRING Street Soccer runs from April to June on Ambleside D TURF - SPRING STREET SOCCER REGISTRATION FOR 2020 IS ON HOLD DUE TO COVID19 NEW START DATE TBA
To register for Either or Both programs go to "Register to Play" on the home page
What was Street Soccer?
- To give the game back to the kids
- To instill a love for the game
- To develop volunteer facilitators into future coaches
- To educate parent on positive sideline behaviour
- To show why "Soccer is a Player's Game" and "To Let the Game be the Teacher"
- Soccer is the undisputed #1 game in the world and the primary way kids around the world have developed their ball skills is through "street soccer". Most pro players did not see a coach or join a club until the age of 12.
- Traditionally, kids played in open spaces, on the street, or anywhere they could put together a field. The kids directed this free play with little input from adults, and carried out the creation and management of the game.
- They played everyday, sometimes for hours, no subs, no lines, no boring drills, lectures or laps, and, no parents or coaches pacing up and down the sidelines yelling instructions. The kids observed other players, became self-reliant, self-directed and expressed their imagination and creativity. Although "discovery learning" is more time-consuming than traditional drills and coaching, in the end this process actually speeds up development.
- All over the world, this game is disappearing. The risks of modern life and the rise of organised youth programs have all but eliminated the unstructured, child-centred games of the past. The consequences of these changes are being felt deeply in soccer countries around the world. Even in North America, many amateur sport organisations are realizing that too much structure in youth activity is not conducive to the development of players.
- Unfortunately, there is little free time in modern life and unstructured outside play has been replaced with the obligatory overly coached and overly structured soccer time.
The Street Soccer program, as adopted by the West Vancouver Football Club and other Lower Mainland organisations, is designed to give the game back to the kids. We are asking parents to support this new approach to youth soccer and encourage you to take the soccer ball, throw it outside and send your young ones after it!
West Van Football Club
Street Soccer Staff