logo

Gold plus program Fees & descriptions header contentdeco 

The program fees and descriptions for the 2017-18 VanU FC Gold Plus Program are as follows:

Please note that “Gold Plus” is a program and not a separate division. VanU FC Gold 1 or Gold teams participate in this program. As far as league play goes the boys play in the highest level of 4D (Gold 1 or Gold depending on the age) and the girls play in the highest level of BCCGSL (Div 1A).

 

U11 and U12 Boys and Girls (does not include U12 Boys Gold 2 teams or U12 Girls Div 1B teams)
Program Fee: $840

• Program runs: April 2017 to March 2018.
• Spring training component: Training once per week for ten weeks collectively with a staff coach; any additional training is optional, including VanU FC Spring Academy, to respect the benefits and desire of playing other sports at this age.
• Spring game component: 4-8 exhibition games against other top clubs in the Lower Mainland plus entry in the Umbro Challenge Cup on the May long weekend in South Surrey. Other games and tournaments are optional.
• Fall/Winter training: Training three times per week. Training twice per week with staff coach support at 30 sessions (10 working with single team exclusively; 20 collectively with another Gold Plus team); Academy in the Fall and Winter is included in registration fee and attendance is mandatory. Ten other training sessions to be run by parent coaches. Game support from staff coaches at two games early in the season.
• Additional tournaments are to be decided by the team themselves. Every VanU FC has an $800 budget provided by the club to cover tournament fees. The Umbro Challenge Cup tournament fees will come out of this budget. Once this $800 has been exhausted, the team must cover any excess tournament fees.
• A user pay pre-season training camp the last week of August will be offered but will be optional.

 

U13 Boys and Girls Gold Plus (This is Boys Gold 1 and Girls Div 1 only and does not include U13 Boys Gold 2 teams or U13 Girls Div 1B teams)
Program fee: $610

• Program runs: April 2017 to March 2018.
• Spring training component: Training once per week for ten weeks collectively with a staff coach; any additional training is optional to respect the benefits and desire of playing other sports at this age.
• Spring game component: Teams will be entered in the Cascadia Spring League against other top clubs in the Lower Mainland plus entry in the Umbro Challenge Cup on the May long weekend in South Surrey in the MSL division. Other games and tournaments are optional.
• Fall/Winter training: Training twice per week with VanU FC team support (VTS) at three training sessions and two games; Academy in the Fall is included in registration fee and attendance is mandatory. Academy in the Winter is optional. Ten other training sessions to be run by parent coaches.
• Additional tournaments are to be decided by the team themselves. Every VanU FC has an $800 budget provided by the club to cover tournament fees. The Umbro Challenge Cup tournament fees will come out of this budget. Once this $800 has been exhausted, the team must cover any excess tournament fees.
• Cup play: A decision will be made in October whether to put U13 and older Gold Plus teams in the Coastal A or B Cup. Coastal A Cup is designed for MSL level teams while Coastal B is intended for Gold teams.
• A user pay pre-season training camp the last week of August will be offered but will be optional.

 

U14-17 Boys and Girls Gold Plus (This is Boys Gold 1 and Girls Div 1 only and does not include Gold 2 teams or Div 1B teams)
Program fee for U14 to U17: $440

• Program runs: April 2017 to March 2018.
• Spring training component: Optional training once per week in spring with team coach.
• Spring game component: Teams have the option to enter the Cascadia Spring League against other top clubs in the Lower Mainland. Entry in the Umbro Challenge Cup on the May long weekend in South Surrey in the MSL division is also optional as are other games and tournaments.
• Fall/Winter training: Training twice per week with VanU FC team support (VTS) at three training sessions and two games; Academy in the Fall and Winter is optional.
• Additional tournaments are to be decided by the team themselves. Every VanU FC has an $800 budget provided by the club to cover tournament fees. The Umbro Challenge Cup tournament fees will come out of this budget. Once this $800 has been exhausted, the team must cover any excess tournament fees.
• Cup play: A decision will be made in October whether to put U13 and older Gold Plus teams in the Coastal A or B Cup. Coastal A Cup is designed for MSL level teams while Coastal B is intended for Gold teams.
• A user pay pre-season training camp the last week of August will be offered but will be optional.
• The club will look to offer optional programs to players in these ages on a user pay basis. These may include futsal, strength and conditioning and position specific camps.

Please note that VanU FC makes the best effort possible to make up sessions lost to field closures in the event of inclement weather but will not issue partial or whole refunds due to training sessions or games that could not be re-scheduled. The exception to this is that all players registered in Academy will receive pro-rated credits for next season’s play for VanU FC and Gold Plus Academy sessions lost to field closures, or a refund in the event they are not returning to VanU FC.

Program details are subject to minor changes.