The Early Kickers program is designed to introduce players to the game of soccer by increasing their comfort level with the ball. Players participate in fun soccer activities designed to encourage contact with the ball and focused on movement, dribbling, passing and shooting. We encourage all players to participate with a positive attitude and have lots of fun! Early Kickers programming is on Saturdays and/or Sundays at Beaconsfield Park or indoors at the Italian Cultural Centre.
TIMBITS is a child’s first introduction to organized soccer and focuses on building and strengthening fundamental soccer skills through ball centric activities. Through regularly structured practices with a team coach activity focuses on basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting, body movement and proper stance. Timbits practice once a week indoors and play games on Saturday mornings at Beaconsfield Park against other teams. Timbits soccer introduces players to a team environment where they learn and develop with other players and play fun games on weekends.
The minis program builds on prior training and further develops skills within a fun team environment. The goal is to reinforce the fundamentals of soccer through structured practices with a team coach and game play. Skills focus on refining and developing ball skills and technique and introducing organized game play with teammates. Minis practice indoors and play games in the Vancouver Youth Soccer League on Saturday/Sunday mornings against other Vancouver soccer clubs.
This level provides players with their first experience playing competitive soccer. Players are evaluated prior to the season and placed on teams with players of similar skill and ability. Although the emphasis at this age is still a fun learning environment, players are expected to be more serious at training and game play includes a wider tchment of clubs playing games against teams of similar skill and ability. Cognitive and physil development at this age is rapid and training is critil as players prepare for Divisional and the opportunity to explore Intake into BC Soccer Premier League. Practices are held twice a week at lol turfs and fields and games are on Saturdays (Boys) and Sundays (Girls).
Divisional players are placed on teams of similar abilities and play in the British Columbia Coastal Soccer League. At this level players are exposed to the full soccer experience and compete for Divisional Titles, League Cups and the possibility of challenging for a Provincial Cup. Player development is still a large component at this stage however it is fostered within a competitive team environment where scores and standings are kept. Teams practice 2 times per week at lol turf fields and play games on Saturdays (Boys) and Sundays (Girls) throughout the lower mainland.