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VanU FC Academy (players born in 2008 to 2005)

The VanU FC Academy is open to all current Vancouver United FC players U9-U12. Players must be participating in the regular season to register for our Academy. For insurance reasons, players must be registered to play in the 2016-2017 season.

These programs are geared to those players who are interested in a competitive and tiered development program. The Academy philosophy is to place like-minded and like-skilled players together, allowing players to train and develop in an environment suitable to their current ability. We do not take requests for players to be in the same group as friends. 

Training sessions focus on skill development, teamwork and age-appropriate tactical play. The programs are offered by Vancouver United FC and are run and administered by the Academy Director.

This year, the Academy will run on Monday evenings for all boys and girls aged U9-U12. 

Spring Monday Academy

Dates:         April 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 29 and June 5 & 12 (No Academy on Easter Monday, April 17)

Time:          5:30pm to 6:45pm (U9-U10 Non-Gold)

                    6:45pm to 8:00pm (U10 Gold, all U11-U12)   

Location:   University Hill Turf

Ages:          U9-U12 Boys & Girls

Fees:           $150

* Times slots for each age group will be confirmed one week prior to the start of the program. Generally, younger players play in the earlier time slot.

 

Click here to register.

 

VanU FC Goalkeepers Academy (players born in 2008 to 2002)

The Goalkeepers Academy for Boys and Girls is open to all current Vancouver United FC players U9-U12. This program develops skills specific to players interested in goalkeeping. It is run by VanU FC's staff coach Anna Picarelli, goalkeeper's coach for the SFU Women's team. This year's Spring Goalkeepers Academy will run for 8 weeks on Wednesdays.

 

Spring Goalkeepers Academy

Dates:         May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 & 21
Times:        5:00pm to 6:00pm     U9-U10 & U11 Girls
                    6:00pm to 7:00pm     U11 Boys & U12-U15  
Location:    Jericho Turf
Ages:          U9-U15 Boys & Girls
Fees:          $160

* 24 spots available. 

** Times slots for each age group will be confirmed one week prior to the start of the program. Generally, younger players play in the earlier time slot.

*** VanU FC Goalkeepers Academy fees are higher than the regular fees due to the reduced player to coach ratio necessary for goalkeeper programs to be most effective.

 

Click here to register.

 

Please note that VanU FC Academy fills up very quickly and we are unable to add more space once it is full. After the Academy is full, we will keep a waitlist in case there are players who choose to withdraw.

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VanU FC is pleased to offer week camps during the summer holidays. Players are placed into groups based on age and ability to ensure they are challenged appropriately, maximizing their development and most importantly, having fun! We cover these topics during the week: 

- Shooting and Finishing
- Passing
- Dribbling and Turning
- Ball Control and Trapping
- Game Situations, Small-Sided Games
- Positional Play, Attacking and Defending
- Mini World Cup

Proper technique of all skills are demonstrated and encouraged, as well as the use of both feet. Camp players will participate in an environment where they will be coached by and playing with experienced, quality soccer players and coaches. 

 

2017 Summer Camps

 

Summer Camp Week 1

Dates:         July 3-7
Time:          9:00am to 12:00pm
Location:   Chaldecott Park
Ages:          U6 (2011 born) - U13 (2004 born) 
Fees:           $150 for players registered with Vancouver United FC, $175 for non-Vancouver United FC registered players

 

Summer Camp Week 2

Dates:         July 10-14
Time:          9:00am to 12:00pm
Location:   U Hill Turf
Ages:          U6 (2011 born) - U13 (2004 born) 
Fees:           $150 for players registered with Vancouver United FC, $175 for non-Vancouver United FC registered players

 

Summer Camp Week 3

Dates:        August 21-25 
Time:         9:00am to 12:00pm
Location:   U Hill Turf
Ages:          U6 (2011 born) - U13 (2004 born) 
Fees:          $150 for players registered with Vancouver United FC, $175 for non-Vancouver United FC registered players

  

  Click here to register   

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VanU Academy (players born in 2007 to 2004): 

The VanU Academy is open to all players U9-U12. These programs are geared to those players who are interested in a competitive and tiered development program. The Academy philosophy is to place like-minded and like-skilled players together, allowing players to train and develop in an environment suitable to their current ability. 

Training sessions focus on skill development, teamwork and age-appropriate tactical play. The programs are offered by Vancouver United FC and is run and administered by the Technical Director.

Location: UHill Secondary School
Dates: Monday April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6, 13 
Time: 5:30-6:45PM or 6:45-8:00PM
Fees: $150 (plus $40 for kit, if you do not already have Academy kit)

Training schedule:
*updated April 12 at 10:45AM

5:30-6:45PM: U9 Boys (2007), U9 Girls (2007), U10 Girls (2006), U11 Girls (2005), U12 Girls (2004)
6:45-8:00PM: U10 Boys (2006), U11 Boys (2005), U12 Boys (2004)

 

VanU U7/U8 Academy (players born in 2009 and 2008): 
*NEW PROGRAM!

This program is open to 2009 born players (U7) and 2008 borns players (U8) who are currently registered in our Active Start Spring 2016 program and who would like additional training. Academy sessions will focus on age-appropriate technical developent through a variety of unopposed and opposed drills as well as conditioned small-sided games. 

Location: UHill Secondary School
Dates: Sunday April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 29, June 5 and 12
Time: 10:15AM to 11:30AM
Fees: $150

 

VanU U8 Small-Sided Games (players born in 2008): 
*NEW PROGRAM!

This program is open to 2008-born players looking for small-sided games coached by VUFC staff. Games will be based around 4v4 and 5v5 formations and conditions will be applied to games to force players to make smart decisions and focus on particular aspects of technique. Please note that all players must be currently registered in the Active Start program.

Location: Jericho turf field 
Dates: Wednesday April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 1
Time: 6:00PM to 7:00PM 
Fees: $120

 

VanU Goalkeeper Academy (players born in 2006 to 2002): 

The Goalkeeper Academy develops skills specific to players interested in goalkeeping. It is run by VUFC's staff coaches Anna Picarelli and Chad Bush. Anna is the goalkeepers coach for the SFU Women's team and Chad is a UBC Varsity goalkeeper. 

Location: UHill Secondary School
Dates: Friday April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 27, June 3, 10
Time: 5:30-6:45PM ot 6:45-8:00PM
Fees: $150 (plus $40 for kit, if you do not already have Academy kit)

Training schedule: 
*updated April 4 @ 3:00PM

5:30PM: U10 Boys (2006), U10 Girls (2006), U11 Girls (2005)
6:45PM: U11 Boys (2005), U12 Boys (2004), U13 Boys (2003), U13 Girls (2003), U14 Boys (2002), U14 Girls (2002)

 

Street Soccer (players born in 2006 to 2002): 

VUFC Street Soccer is an attempt to let kids have control over the game in a minimally structured, minimally supervised environment. One VUFC staff coach will be on-site to facilitate access to equipment and ensure basic safety. Players will have the option of several different sized goals and will be left to organize what sort of game or games they would like to play - how many players per side, how big the field etc. They will also have the option between regular and futsal balls. 

Location: Jericho turf field 
Dates: Friday April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10
Time: 5:30-7:00PM
Fees: $60

 

Registration has now closed for all Spring Academy programs.