First Kicks for 2020-21

Please read below to learn more about registration for U4-U5 Fall sessions, as well as U6-U8 Fall/Winter sessions. Make sure to select the correct tab to view the appropriate season of First Kicks. For U6-U8 players, the Fall / Winter seasons are combined due to the length of the program.

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2020-21 COACHES REGISTRATION: OPEN NOW

Parents who register to coach (through Stack Sports) can register their children early for the First Kicks – ensuring they are able to join the same team, with their preferred schedule. This window is only available for coaches and their children. Everyone else must wait until Friday, May 8th at noon, to register.

Coaches receive a $25 credit per season (Fall, Winter, Spring) that they coach in First Kicks. The credit can be used towards the following year’s registration fee. 

We need 2-3 coaches per team, so please consider volunteering!

Click here, to register as a coach

 

 

2020-21 PLAYER REGISTRATION: NOW OPEN

We will be monitoring players who register during the coaches’ window (before May 8th at noon). If you register during the coaches window and you do not have a family member registered to coach, we will REMOVE you from the system and charge you the $25 admin fee. This window is meant to ensure coaches (and their kids) are able to be on the same team, and pick the time slot that best works for them. Please do not try to cheat the system, and respect that this window is to ensure all our teams have coaches. If you want to make sure you get the team you want, volunteer and register to coach in Stack Sports (click the “register” button and follow the prompts). 

  

Vancouver United FC is excited to offer its Fall / Winter First Kicks programs to all U4 to U8 players. These programs are designed to develop fundamental movement and soccer skills, particularly ball manipulation and game play. VanU’s First Kicks philosophy is to host a fun environment to improve physical literacy and develop passion for the game of soccer. 

 Registration for the Fall / Winter 2020 First Kicks program will be on a first come, first served basis and this will allow all parents to have equal opportunity to sign up for the time/day that they prefer.

For U6-U8 players, you will be signing up for a specific weekday and time, as well as a specific Saturday time. Each specific group will have a limited number of spots. When the spots have been filled, the registration will automatically close and that group will be considered full. If we must change your group’s time slot, we will do our best to add players to a group with a similar time. 

 

If you have any questions please contact Loretta, at Loretta@vancouverunitedfc.com  

 

 

U4 (BORN IN 2017)

Sessions:       1 practice a week OR families can opt in for multiple sessions

Duration        1 hour per session. Time slot depends on what team you select.

Kit:                  All players will receive a jersey, shorts, and socks!
Capacity: 25 players per group
Coaching: VanU FC Staff Coaches run the sessions. PARENT PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED
Fall / Winter Season:  September 19 – November, 2020

(payment plan)

NO SESSION ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 

 

Options

Time


Location


Duration


Dates


 Fees


Saturdays

10am - 11am

Chaldecott Park

8 weeks

Sept 19 - Nov 7

$125







NEW Tuesdays

5pm-6pm

Jericho Turf

8 weeks

Sept 22-Nov 3

$125

 

 

 

 U5 (BORN IN 2016)

Sessions:       1 practice a week OR families can opt in for multiple sessions

Duration        1 hour per session. Time slot depends on what team you select.

Kit:                  All players will receive a jersey, shorts, and socks!
Capacity: 25 players per group
Coaching: VanU FC Staff Coaches run the sessions. PARENT PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED
Fall / Winter Season:  September – November, 2020

(payment plan)

NO SESSION ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 

 

Options

Time  


Location


Duration


Dates


Fees


Saturdays

9am-10am

Chaldecott Park

8 weeks

Sept 19 -Nov 7

$125

Saturdays

10am - 11am

Chaldecott Park

8 weeks

Sept 19 - Nov 7

$125







NEW Thursdays

5pm-6pm

Jericho Turf

8 weeks

Sept 24- Nov 5

$125

 

  

U6 - U8 (BORN BETWEEN 2015 - 2013)

Sessions:          2 sessions a week.

Duration:          1 hour per session. Time slot depends on what team you select.
Locations: Saturdays @ Chaldecott Park and weekdays (Tuesday or Thursday) @ Jericho Turf
Coaching: Volunteer Parent Coaches lead the sessions. VanU Staff Coaches are on field to assist in running the session. 2-3 parent coaches needed per team.
Fall / Winter: September 12, 2020 – March 6, 2020 

Fees:                 $295  (payment plan)



U6-U8 SCHEDULE

Session 1 and 2: Sept 19 and Sept 22 OR 24
Session 3 and 4: Sept 26 and Sept 29 OR Oct 1
Session 5 and 6: Oct 3 and Sept 29 OR Oct 1
Session 7: Oct 13 OR 15

 

* NO SESSIONS ON OCT 10-THANKSGIVING LONG WEEKEND


Session 8 and 9: Oct 17 and Oct 20 OR Oct 22
Session 10 and 11: Oct 24 and Oct 27 OR Oct 29
Session 12 and 13: Oct 31 and Nov 3 OR Nov 5

Session 14 and 15: Nov 7 and Nov 10 OR Nov 12

Session 16 and 17: Nov 14 and Nov 17 OR Nov 19
Session 18and 19: Nov 21 and Nov 24 OR Nov 26
Session 20 and 21: Nov 28 and Dec 1 OR Dec 3

Session 22: Dec 5

 

*Dec 5th -LAST SESSION BEFORE HOLIDAY BREAK


Session 25 and 26: Jan 23 and Jan 26 OR Jan 28
Session 27 and 28: Jan 30 and Feb 2 OR Feb 4

Session 29 and 30: Feb 6 and Feb 9 OR Feb 11                                        

* NO SESSIONS ON FEB 13th- FAMILY DAY LONG WEEKEND

Session 31 and 32: Feb 16 OR Feb 18 and Feb 20

Session 33 and 34: Feb 23 OR 25 and Feb 27

Session 35 and 36: Mar 2 OR 4 and Mar 6

U6-U8

Please reference the "Fall" tab, as the U6-U8 Fall season details includes both Fall and Winter. 


U4-U5

Please click the link, here 

Spring First Kicks 2021

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

This program is designed for Parent involvement (one parent will remain on the field with the player at all times and join in the activities led by the Coaches). Please note kit is not included in the fee for our spring program. Members can purchase kit separately if they do not have one from Fall/Winter programming.

U4-U5 Monday UBC
U4-U5 Thursday UBC
U4-U5 Saturday UBC
Dates:April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10,17,31, June 7
Times: 3.45pm - 4.45pm
Location:Ken Woods
Fees: $120
Dates: April 8, 15,22,29,May 6,13,20,27
Times: 3.45pm - 4.45pm
Location:Ken Woods
Fees: $120
Dates:10,17,24, May 1,8,15,22,29
Times: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location:Warren and UHill Secondary School Turf
Fees: $120



U4-U5 Sunset
U6 Sunset
U7-U8 Sunset
Dates:April 10,17,24, May 1,8,15,22,29
Times: 9am - 10am
Location: Sunset/Henderson Park
Fees: $120
Dates:April 10,17,24, May 1,8,15,22,29
Times: 10am - 11am
Location: Sunset/Henderson Park
Fees: $140
Dates:April 10,17,24, May 1,8,15,22,29
Times: 11am - Noon
Location: Sunset/Henderson Park
Fees: $140



U8 First Kicks Boys & Girls

Our Spring program for Boys and Girls born 2013 , will run twice a week for a period of 8 weeks, with sessions running at Jericho and UBC. Members can choose between a Tuesday mid week session or a Thursday mid week session team with the second session taking place at UBC on a Saturday.
Programs start after the Easter break and kit is available at extra cost.

Spaces are limited in the Spring program due to limited field space!
U7 First Kicks Boys & Girls
Our Spring program for Boys and Girls born 2014 , will run twice a week for a period of 8 weeks, with sessions running at Jericho and UBC. Members can choose between a Tuesday mid week session or a Thursday mid week session team with the second session taking place at UBC on a Saturday.
Programs start after the Easter break and kit is available at extra cost.

Spaces are limited in the Spring program due to limited field space!
U6 First Kicks Boys & Girls
Our Spring program for Boys and Girls born 2015 , will run twice a week for a period of 8 weeks, with sessions running at Jericho and UBC. Members can choose between a Tuesday mid week session or a Thursday mid week session team with the second session taking place at UBC on a Saturday.
Programs start after the Easter break and kit is available at extra cost.

Spaces are limited in the Spring program due to limited field space!