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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.