(Downtown) First Kicks U4-U8 Program Information
We are pleased to announce our new First Kicks program taking place at China Creek Park North (1001 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1E5).This is a six week program that will start the weekend of November 7th and run through to December the 12th. Members can choose to sign up to a Saturday session , a Sunday session or they can do both!
What is First Kicks ?
First Kicks is our grassroots program for kids in U4-U8. In this program, kids can experience playing soccer for the first time in a fun and interactive environment. First Kicks focuses on physical literacy and soccer development skills by having kids play a variety of games with and without the ball. At U4 and U5, this is a parent participation program that is also heavily supported by staff coaches at all sessions. At U6 to U8, we ask for two or three volunteer parent coaches to work with the players in groups alongside VanU staff coaches while other parents remain on site to watch.
Why First Kicks?
VanU’s philosophy for our First Kicks program is to develop passion for the game. First Kicks focuses on teaching kids to have a passion for sport and exercise while having fun and making new friendships. By playing soccer, kids can learn about working as a group, commitment, and having a healthy and active lifestyle. Our First Kicks program gives kids the opportunity to experience a team environment for the first time and build social skills by meeting new players. First Kicks also can create new friendships for parents and gives parents the opportunity to spend time with their children in a fun environment.
Dates & Times:
The program is run once a week and led by our Technical Leads and follows our curriculum for players of this age group.
Your start times depend on what age your child is:
Saturdays, Starting November 7th and ending December 12:
U4 & U5 - 9am - 10am weekly for 6 weeks (this is a parent participation program for 3 and 4 year olds)
U6, U7 & U8 - 10.15 - 11.30am weekly for 6 weeks (Parents do not participate , this is for 5, 6 & 7 Year olds)
Sundays, Starting November 8th and ending December 13:
U4 & U5 - 10:00 - 11:00 am weekly for 6 weeks (this is a parent participation program for 3 and 4 year olds)
U6 - 11.15am - 12.30pm weekly for 6 weeks (Parents do not participate , this for for 5 year olds)
U7 & U8 - 12.45pm - 2pm weekly for 6 weeks (Parents to do not participate, this for 6 & 7 year olds)
Players U4 & U5 - $120 for the Fall
Players U6, U7 & U8 - $150 for the Fall
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org