Mini U8 - U10

Boys and Girls U10 Development Teams

At Under 10 the Club may form one or two "Development Teams" to play in a league against similar skilled North Vancouver and Squamish teams  
At Boys and Girls U10 players may be chosen to play on "Development teams" as per the Long Term Player Development model as supported by the BCSA and CSA.
 
Depending on the size and skill level of the age group one or two teams may be formed. The teams will play in a league against North Van and Squamish teams with "like minded" and "similar skilled" players. Once these teams are formed, the remainder of the players will be placed in "house" teams that will play in a league against North Van teams. Players will be placed on a team with at least one friend (where possible) if they register before the deadline of May 31st. After that, late registering players will be placed on a team where there is space.
 
Any player choosing not to play on a Development team will still be considered for a Development team at U11.
The Club acknowledges that players develop at different times and therefore players will be moved up to the Development teams at certain times where warranted and recommended by the team coach, the Technical Director or the AGTC's (Age Group Technical Coach)
 
Players placed on "Development teams" are required to attend the Club's development Program known as "PLUS" on Wednesdays at 3:30 to 4:30
 
 

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AGE GROUP TECH COORDINATORS

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The Club has appointed Age Group Technical Coordinators. They will help with any technical problems or questions  
The following are the email addresses for your AGTC's
Boys U8 Matt Walker matt@westvansoccer.com
Girls U8, Boys and Girls u9 Adam Aziz adam@westvansoccer.com
Boys U10 Des Tachie at des@westvansoccer.com
Girls U10 Sam Saundh at sam@westvansoccer.com


Registration Information

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The website opens for registration on Feb 15 and registration will continue for Mini players U8 to U10 until May 31st. Registration will continue  with a late fee added until teams are full. If you are a returning player please register using your login and password from the previous season. If you are a new player please enter as a "new user" and invent a user name and password.

On June 1st,  a late fee will be charged on all registrations. Players registering on June 1st or after will be placed on teams with spaces in date order of registration. Registrations will be taken until the teams are full and then a waitlist will be started.

Referee Performance Reporting

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There is now an online form to enter Referee Performance Evaluations. Please see under  the heading "coaches and referees"
 

Mini Soccer - U8 to U10

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Mini Soccer Program  
For the 2014/15 season  - games will begin on September 13/14
The U8 to U10 Mini program operates under the Mini-Soccer format as set out by BCSA. The focus of Mini-Soccer is player development in a non-competitive environment:
  •   At U8 we play 4 v 4 including rush Goalkeeper (sweeper keeper) games. 2 x 25 Minutes Halves, Half Time 5 minutes. girls play on Sundays
  • At U9 & U10 we play 7-a-side (including goalkeeper) games. The games consist of 2 25 minute halves. Girls play on Sundays.
All boys games are scheduled for Saturdays and ALL girls games are scheduled on Sundays in the 2014/15 season. Each team practices once a week between games. U 8 games will be played against WVSC teams only with Jamboree events scheduled throughout the season with our North Shore Clubs. U 9 & 10 games are on the North Shore against other West Van teams as well as teams from North Shore Girls Club or North Van Football Club.
 
The season runs from mid September to early March with a break from mid December to mid January. The age group that a player falls under is determined by his age as of December 31st. As an example, a player who will be 9 years old at December 31st must play in the U10 (i.e. Under 10) age group.

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations set out by BC Soccer, from U8 - U10 players must play in their correct age group. No player may play "down" except if they have a physical or mental disability, and players may only play "up" upon the recommendation of the Head coach and the approval of the Board.

Schedules will be posted in August at www.nsysa.ca under "small sided games"

No player may practice or play with a team unless the player has been placed by the Club on that team
The Club has appointed Age Group Techinical Coordinators to help you with any coaching problems or questions:
For Boys U8 Matt Walker at matt@westvansoccer.com 
For Girls U8, Boys and Girls U9   Adam Aziz  at adam@westvansoccer.com 
For Boys U10 Des Tachie at des@westvansoccer.com 
For Girls U10 Sam Saundh at sam@westvansoccer.com 

Mini "playing up" Policy

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WVSC Playing Up Policy

Who is eligible to play up?

The WVSC uses the same policy that is recommended by the BCSA. (See Appendix C: Playing Up Policy - Individual Players - of download document below**) Essentially, players are encouraged to remain within their own age group unless they are totally out-classing their peers, both technically and physically, and are mentally and socially capable of the advancement.

The BCSA document states that for a player to be considered to play at a higher age group, the player must 'meet or exceed' the level of the older participants in all areas: technical, physical, mental, and social. This is 'to ensure that specific windows of trainability are not missed' and to follow the national model of Long Term Player Development.

What to do if you think your son/daughter fits the playing-up criteria and would like to submit an application to the WVSC?

1) Fill out application below.

2) Email completed application to the appropriate coordinator:

And copy:


3) The Club's staff coaches will then arrange a time to assess your player.

4) Wait for response from appropriate Coordinator.

Application to play up:

  • Player's name:

 

  • Player's birthdate:

 

  • Playing History:Reason for request to play up:

 

  • What age group does the player want to "play up" to?



If you have any further questions, please contact your approriate coordinator listed above. The Playing Up Policy applies to all age groups in the club.

Mini Team Selection Policy

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The West Vancouver Soccer Club's main objective is to provide an atmosphere of fun and exercise with the emphasis on skill development in the context of a team sport. Children have the opportunity to learn a lot in Mini soccer, including getting along with other children, accepting guidance and direction from a coach, experiencing the feeling of winning and losing as a team, as well as learning and loving the game of soccer. The West Vancouver Soccer Club is a community club, drawing on players from all neighbourhoods. One of the most valuable opportunities for players is that of meeting and playing with children from all over the community, many of whom they will meet in other sports and activities and perhaps later in high school. In fact, it will assist in their integration to High School, as they will know other children from throughout the community, not just from elementary school.

At the Mini level there is no tryout process to get on a team. All children are welcome until the teams are full. Each year, teams may be made up of children who played on that team the year prior, with additions of kids who played elsewhere and children new to the Club.

The Club is run by volunteers. Each age group has a coordinator, one for the boys and one for the girls. The age group coordinator, with assistance from the relevant Mini coordinator, makes up the teams each year following a standard set of guidelines. These guidelines were established to promote fairness to the process, equal opportunity, and a reasonable distribution of players from different schools. This latter criterion was adopted for a number of reasons, the first being that it is a wonderful opportunity for children to meet and play soccer with a variety of kids. Secondly, cliques, etc., which may be present in school groups, have no place in team sport: teams comprised of children from different schools lessen the opportunity for such clique behaviour to transfer to the team. Thirdly, diverse teams provide flexibility in the placement of new players. Teams change over the years as people move in and out of the community, drop soccer or take it up. It can be very difficult for a child to be the only player on a team from another school, or to be the only player from a given school not on that school based team.

Summary of Mini Team Selection Guidelines U7 to U10
  1. Children will be placed on teams of Community (not school based) representation. Wherever possible, children will be placed with one friend whom they have requested. Players committing for a full season of soccer (September to March) will be given priority for placement on teams.
  2. Players registering before May 31st will be given priority when team placements are made honouring requests for teams where possible and following the guidelines for placement.
  3. All players registering on June 1 or later will be placed on teams with available spots in date order of registration, honouring requests for teams where possible and following the guidelines for placement.
  4. The Club will distribute "new to soccer" players amongst the established teams where possible to avoid creating teams consisting of all "new to soccer" players , thereby putting that team at a disadvantage. This applies mostly to the older age groups. We will always endeavor to place players with at least one friend. When all available spots are taken a waitlist will be started.
  5. At the beginning of the season, the maximum number of children from one school placed on a team will be six.
  6. Head Coaches' children will always be placed on their parent's team. Team managers' and coordinators' children will be placed according to the same guidelines as everyone else.
  7. Waitlist. When all teams are full, a waitlist will be started. Players must be registered before being placed on the waitlist. Order on the waitlist is based on the registration date. Should a spot on a team become available, the first person on the waitlist will be offered the spot. If this person declines the spot, the next person will be contacted. A decision on the part of the waitlisted player regarding the placement must be made within 24 hours of being contacted. Coaches do not choose who fills the spot on his/her team.
  8. Team transfers: Requests for team transfers will be considered only between the period of regular registration and team formation. Transfers are granted at the discretion of the age group coordinator in consultation with the mini coordinator, with several factors taken into consideration. Once teams are finalized, player requests for changes can only be entertained in exceptional circumstances. Only those team lists sanctioned by the Board of the West Vancouver Soccer Club and in turn, the NSYSA, can practice or play. Transfers of players at the mini level are at the discretion of the Club not BC Soccer.
  9. Huge amounts of thought, time and effort go into making the teams. Rude and abusive treatment of the volunteer coordinators will NOT be tolerated. At the end of the Process, you will get a call from your child's coach, another volunteer who will likely have a positive impact on your child in many ways during the season. If you are positive and encouraging to your child about whatever team he/she is placed on, your child will be too. Have a great season.