First Kicks (U4 - U10)
From U4-U10 we have a grassroots soccer program called First Kicks. The program is heavily supported by staff coaches and places an emphasis on physical literacy and fun! All programming is controlled by VanU and hosted on our home fields on the west-side of Vancouver.
First Kicks has three different seasons, that run for approximately three months each: Fall, Winter, and Spring. First Kicks is also divided into three sections based on age group:
Different stages of First Kicks offers different program details, so please visit the First Kicks web page to learn more!
Divisional (U11 - U18)
Once players enter U11 they officially leave First Kicks and enter Divisional, where they start to play clubs from across the Lower Mainland. Divisional places an increased focus on competition and excellence.
To ensure league-wide parity, all clubs host evaluations to tier their players into different divisions based on skill level. Every spring, players go through the evaluation process and re-tier until they graduate at U18. Players who are new to soccer or missed the evaluations can register for Division 3.
Please visit the Divisional web page to learn more!
Academy (U9 - U13)
To help bridge the gap between First Kicks and Divisional, VanU offers a supplemental skill development program called Academy. Once per week, U9-U13 players are able to improve their technical skills with staff coaches. Academy runs on Monday nights and has three different seasons: Fall, Winter, and Spring.
VanU also offers a special version of academy for goalkeepers! Train once per week with fellow goalkeepers and ex goalkeeper staff coaches. Goalkeeper Academy runs on Wednesday nights and has three seasons: Fall, Winter, and Spring.
Please visit the Academy web pages to learn more!
During spring and summer break, VanU offers week-long camps for players to attend.