First Kicks (U4-U8)  2022-2023 Season

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 Assosiation’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


U4/U5 FIRST KICKS-Winter 2023

We are pleased to let everyone know that our U4/U5 First Kicks Winter registration is open for all players born 2018 & 2019:

UBC/McInnes Location 

Sessions will run once a week on Saturdays, members choose between 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am and run for 55 minutes at McInnes Field (UBC). This program is a parent participation program which is led on field by VanU Technical Staff.

Dates: January 14th to February 25th (No sessions on Family Day weekend)

Cost: $72 (Kit not included, but can be purchased separately)

Hillcrest Mini Turf Location

Sessions will run once a week on Sundays at Hillcrest Mini Turf at Noon and will run for 55 minutes. This program is a parent participation program which is led on field by VanU Technical Staff.

Dates: January 15th to February 26th (No sessions on Family Day weekend) 

Time: 12pm-12:55pm

Cost: $72 (Kit not included, but can be purchased separately)


U6, U7 & U8 FIRST KICKS HILLCREST -Winter 2023

We are pleased to let everyone know that our U6-U8 First Kicks registration is open for all players born 2015, 2016 and 2017:

Sessions will run once a week on Sundays at 1pm for players born 2015, 2016 and 2017.  Players will be grouped based on skill level.  This program is run by VanU Technical Staff and does not require any parent participation. 

Location: Hillcrest Mini Turf Field.

Dates: January 15th to February 26th (No sessions on Family Day weekend)

Time: 1pm-1:55pm

Cost: $90 (Kit not included, but can be purchased separately)


U6, U7 & U8 FIRST KICKS CHALDECOTT (FALL & WINTER)

We are pleased to let everyone know that our U6-U8 First Kicks registration is open for all players born 2015, 2016 & 2017:

A total of 36 sessions which will run twice a week. Players will have a week day evening session either at 5pm or 6pm located at UBC or Jericho and a Saturday session which will take place at Chaldecott Park. The times of the games are selected when you register. For the U6 and U7 players the games will be 9am, 10am or 11am and for the U8 players the games will be 12:15pm or 1:15pm. This program is led by VanU Staff with volunteer coaches running the sessions.

Dates: September 10th to February 25th (No sessions on Thanksgiving weekend, Family Day weekend and the program closes for a winter break in December)

Cost: $365 (Includes Jersey, Shorts & Socks)

SECOND KICKS (FALL & WINTER): Players born 2013 and 2014

Note that U9 (2014 born) and U10 (2013 born) soccer is now called Second Kicks. You can get info on that program here