|Street Soccer U5-U7|
Street Soccer Calendar Sept 2023 to Feb 2024
The new season begins September 16, 2023.
The Soccer season for 4, 5 & 6
year olds runs from September to February.
The Street Soccer Program takes place on Saturday mornings at Ambleside Park
(Fred Jopson Grass Field, link - https://goo.gl/maps/xcndn35NwyCTUJjd9). This is an introductory program that teaches children the needed skills and
basic rules of how to play the game while developing in a fun, engaging and
simple coaching styled environment. Our aim is to instill great passion and love for the game in our young players, while turning them into fantastic
future role-models both on and off the field. In the 2022-23 season we
launched our new Street Soccer Challenges Program (we give the players a range
of off-field tasks to challenge them to help them grow by developing their
gifts, talents and responsibilities).
Your children will need soccer boots/cleats and shin guards. Also have
their rain clothing/boots ready for the winter months when it gets cold and
We will supply a jersey, shorts
and socks. This is included within your registration fee.
Age Groups for the September 2023 to February 2024 season are as follows:
- U5/Under 5 (2019 birthdates) and U6/Under 6 (2018 birthdates) play on
Saturdays from 9 a.m to 10 a.m. At this age there are
NO indoor practices during the week.
- U7/Under 7 (2017 Birthdates) play on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m to
11:30 a.m. Will have one indoor practice per week. Practice times vary
according to the volunteer parent coach's choice. Parent Coaches and Managers
will be needed at this age group, please sign up! The Head Coach of the
program will supply all the needed practice plans for the indoor
Soccer Fall/Winter Schedule 2023/2024
- Sept. 16
- Sept. 23
- Sept. 30
- Oct. 14
- Oct. 21
- Oct. 28
- Nov. 4
- Nov. 11
- Nov. 18
- Nov. 25
- Dec. 2
- Dec. 9
- Dec. 16
- Jan. 6
- Jan. 13
- Jan. 20
- Jan. 27
- Feb. 3
Soccer on Thanksgiving weekend or Family Day weekend.
Street Soccer will be in
session every Saturday, from Sept 16th - Feb. 3, 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/lightning or flooding 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 emails before heading to the
WVFC 'Street Soccer' program
SEASON Street Soccer program runs from September to the end of February at Ambleside
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 organizations 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 organizations, 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