West Side First Kicks

West Side First Kicks is the regular version of our First Kicks program (formerly known as Active Start) held at Jericho Field and UHill. The program has not been altered with the addition of Downtown and East Side First Kicks. The name change is simply to distinguish the different versions of First Kicks we have available for families all across Vancouver. Each version of First Kicks has a slightly different set of program details (location, sessions per week, cost, etc) so please select the version that best fits your needs. 


Developing passion for the game and love of the ball.

Vancouver United FC's philosophy for the Active Start Program is to develop PASSION FOR THE GAME and LOVE OF THE BALL. This program is based on the Canadian Soccer Association Long Term Player Development Pathway. The focus is on fun, physical literacy (learning fundamental movement skills), and soccer skill development. This is a parent-engagement program, so parents actively participate at U4 and U5 and are asked to remain on site at U6 to U8. The program runs in the Fall/Winter (combined for U6-U18, separate registrations for U4 and U5) and Spring.