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

We are committed to delivering on this despite challenges related to the pandemic. While there are current restrictions on the types of activities we can offer we are optimistic that this will change and we will move towards being able to operate without physical distancing in the near future.

McInnes/UBC Location

Sessions will run once a week on Saturdays at McInnes Field (UBC), members choose times that work for them and run for 55 minutes. This program is a parent participation program which is led on field by VanU Technical Staff.  This program is for players born 2018 & 2019.

Winter Details

Dates: January 15th to February 25th (No sessions on Family Day weekend)

Times: 9am, 10am or 11am

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

Players should wear shin guards and cleats.


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.  This program is for players born 2018 & 2019.

Winter Details

Dates: January 11th to February 26th (No sessions on Family Day weekend)

Times: 12pm-12:55pm

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

Players should wear shin guards and cleats.