First Kicks U4-U8  2024-2025 Season 

This program is for players born in the years: 2017 (U8) 2018 (U7), 2019 (U6), 2020 (U5), 2021 (U4)

This program is designed with one goal in mind...FUN! Participants will take part in a variety of activities that will help with their physical literacy, introduce them to the technical aspect of the game and will see them take part in game play.

This program’s curriculum has been influenced by the Canadian Soccer Association’s new Children's license. A nonlinear pedagogical approach will be adhered to and the main developmental goals for these age groups are physical literacy, having fun with friends and the ball, enjoying unstructured play, and most importantly we want them leaving the field each day with a strong sense of belonging.

“We need to encourage the development of play, where the child can explore, be creative, learn about risk and go through the process themselves.” - Nick Levett Head of UK Coaching

At VanU we offer First Kicks program in the Fall, Winter and Spring across multiple locations. To understand each program please click on the link in the table below for further information:

Fall
Winter (opens Oct)
Spring (opens Jan)
U4-U5 Hillcrest (once a week)
U4-U5 Hillcrest (once a week)
U4-U5 UBC MacInnes Field (once a week)
U4-U5 UBC MacInnes Field (once a week)U4-U5 UBC MacInnes Field (once a week)U6-U7 UBC (twice a week)

U6-U8 Jericho/Chaldecott Park (twice a week)U6-U8 MacInnes Field (once a week)
U4-U5 Sunset Henderson park (once a week)U6-U8 Hillcrest (once a week)U4-U7 Sunset Park (once a week)
U4-U5 China Creek park (once a week)U6-U8 MacInnes Field (once a week)U4-U8 Churchill Secondary Field (once a week)
U6-U8 Jericho/Chaldecott Park (twice a week)U6-U8 Churchill Secondary Field (once a week)U4-U5 UBC Mini Field (once a week)
U6-U8 Hillcrest (once a week)U4-U5 UBC Osborne Gym F *new (once a week)

U6-U8 UBC MacInnes Field (once a week)

U4-U7 Churchill Secondary Field (once a week)


Not sure what age group your child falls into? Click here for a breakdown of the age groups for First Kicks


SECOND KICKS (FALL & WINTER 2024-25): Players born 2015-2017

Note that U8 (2017 born), U9 (2016 born) and U10 (2015 born) soccer is now called Second Kicks. You can get info on that program here