|Street Soccer U5-U7|
Street Soccer September 2021 to February 2022
Dates and times for the upcoming Sept 2021 to February 2022 will be announced in the Spring.|
The age groupings for Street soccer in the 2021/22 season are as follows:
Under 5 - players born in 2017
Under 6 - players born in 2016
Under 7 - players born in 2015
Games will be held on Saturdays at Fred Jopson field at Ambleside.
Street Soccer Calendar Sept 2021 to Feb 2022
If all Covid Restrictions are lifted, this is the Street Soccer Calendar.
Your player will need soccer boots and shin guards.
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 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 10:00 am, Boys and Girls U5 (2017 birthdates), and U6 (2016 birthdates)
Session 2 - 10:30 to 11:30, Boys and Girls U7 (2015 Birthdates)
Street Soccer Fall/Winter Schedule 2021/22
- Sept 18
- Sept 25
- Oct 2
- Oct 16
- Oct 23
- Oct 30
- Nov 6
- Nov 13
- Nov 20
- Nov 27
- Dec 4
- Dec 11
- Jan 8
- Jan 15
- Jan 22
- Jan 39
- Feb 5
- Feb 12
No Street Soccer Thanksgiving weekend
Street Soccer will be in session every Saturday, from Sept 18th - Feb 12th , 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 D)
To register 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