Street Soccer U5-U7

Street Soccer Calendar 2016/17 season

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 Hugo Ray Park 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. 


9:00 - 10:00 AM   Girls Under 5/Under 6/ Under 7 (2012/2011/2010 birth dates)

10:30 to -11:30 AM  Boys Under 7 (2010 birth dates)

Noon - 1:00 p.m Boys Under 5/Under 6 (2012/2011 birth dates)


Street Soccer Fall/Winter Schedule 2016/2017


Sept 17th

Sept 24th

Oct 1st

Oct 8th - no Street Soccer Thanksgiving holiday

Oct 15th

Oct 22nd

Oct 29th

Nov 5th

Nov 12th

Nov 19th

Nov 26th

Dec 3rd

Dec 10th

Dec 17th - no Street soccer Holidays

Dec 24th - no Street Soccer Christmas Eve

Dec 31st - no Street Soccer New years eve

Jan 7th

Jan 14th

Jan 21st

Jan 28th

Feb 4th

Feb 11th - no Street Soccer Family Day weekend

Feb 18th

Feb 25th

March 4th


Street Soccer will be in session every Saturday, from Sept 17th - March 4th, 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. 


 

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Street Soccer Program

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WVSC 'Street Soccer' program  

The Street Soccer program runs from September to the beginning of March.

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 Soccer 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!

 

 

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