Street Soccer U5-U7

Street Soccer Calendar 2017/18 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 (2013/2012/2011 birth dates)

10:30 to -11:30 AM  Boys Under 7 (2011 birth dates)

Noon - 1:00 p.m Boys Under 5/Under 6 (2013/2012 birth dates)


Street Soccer Fall/Winter Schedule 2017/2018


Sept 16th

Sept 23rd

Sept 30th

Oct 7th - No Street Soccer Thanksgiving weekend

Oct 14th 

Oct 21st

Oct 28th

Nov 4th

Nov 11th - No Street Soccer Remembrance Day 

Nov 18th

Nov 25th

Dec 2nd

Dec 9th

Dec 16th 

Dec 23rd - no Street Soccer Christmas 

Dec 30th - no Street Soccer New years 

Jan 6th

Jan 13th

Jan 20th

Jan 27th

Feb 3rd

Feb 10th - no Street Soccer Family Day weekend

Feb 17th

Feb 24th

March 3rd


Street Soccer will be in session every Saturday, from Sept 16th - March 3rd , 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 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!

 

 

Street Soccer Staff

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West Van Soccer Club

Street Soccer Staff