Street Soccer U5-U7

Spring Street Soccer

Spring Street Soccer is an Academy program that runs from April until June 2014 (start and end dates will differ each year)on Fridays at 3:30 to 4:45pm for players born in 2015, 2014, 2013, and 5 pm for players born in 2012  
Spring Street Soccer is a program for our beginning players or players who have participated in our "Season street soccer" program. Registration is under "registration" and then Academy registration on our website.
 
Registration will begin on March 1 2019
 
It is a similar program to our season street soccer with many of the same coaches.
Spring Street Soccer
is one of our most popular programs and is open to any player U5-U8.   In a fun and encouraging environment, players will be taught the following:

  • Motor skills
    • running, jumping, balance, and coordination
  • Ball manipulation
    • becoming comfortable using the inside/outside/sole/heel of both feet
  • Dribbling fundamentals
    • running with the ball in tight or open spaces
  • Passing and receiving
    • using the insides of both feet to pass and to control the ball
  • Shooting technique
    • striking the ball with the laces of both feet

The emphasis of this program will be on FUN, and the coaches will aim to leave their players feeling excited about soccer and keen to continue playing.  Sign up on March 1 as the program fills up and SPACE IS LIMITED!

 

The program runs at Ambleside D Artificial turf field (there are two side by side turf fields and "D" is the west field)

Street Soccer Program

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WVSC 'Street Soccer' program  

The Season Street Soccer program runs from September to the beginning of March at Ambleside (Fred Jopson Field formerly Ambleside B)

Spring Street Soccer runs from April to June on Ambleside D

To register for Either or Both programs go to "Register to Play" on the home page


Purpose
  • 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"
What was Street Soccer?
  • 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!

Street Soccer Calendar 2018/19 season

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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 March. 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.


U5 and U6 play on Saturday but do not have practices. 


Session 1 - 8:30 am-9:45 am, Boys U5 & 6 (2013/14 birth dates) and Girls U5 & U6 (2013/14 birth dates)


Session 2 - 10 am - 11:15 am. Boys U7 and Girls U7 (2012 birth dates) 




Street Soccer Fall/Winter Schedule 2018/2019


Sept 15th

Sept 22nd

Sept 29th

Oct 6th - No Street Soccer Thanksgiving weekend 

Oct 13

Oct 20th 

Oct 27th

Nov 3rd

Nov 10th - No Street Soccer Remembrance Day 

Nov 17th

Nov 24th

Dec 1st

Dec 8th

Dec 15th 

Dec 22nd - no Street Soccer Christmas 

Dec 29th - no Street Soccer New years 

Jan 12th

Jan 19th

Jan 26th

Feb 2nd

Feb 9th 

Feb 16th - No street soccer Family Day weekend

Feb 23rd

March 2nd


Street Soccer will be in session every Saturday, from Sept 15th - March 2nd , 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. 


 

Street Soccer Calendar 2019/20 season

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The Soccer season for 4,5,6 year olds runs from September to March. 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.

U5 and U6 play on Saturday but do not have practices. 

Session 1 - 8:30 am-9:45 am, Boys U5 & 6 (2014/15 birth dates) and Girls U5 & U6 (2014/15 birth dates)

Session 2 - 10 am - 11:15 am. Boys U7 and Girls U7 (2013 birth dates) 

Dates for the September 2019 to 2020 season TBA


Street Soccer Staff

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West Van Football Club

Street Soccer Staff