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

U6-U8 First Kicks Twice A Week

U6-U8 First Kicks twice a week program runs through the Fall and the Winter

This program is for players born 2016 (U8), 2017 (U7) and 2018 (U6) :

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 (member select the day of the week upon registration) 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 and the schedules will be finalised in the Summer. 

Dates: September 9th to February 24th (No sessions on Thanksgiving weekend, Family Day weekend and the program closes for a winter break in December)

Cost: $365

Players should wear shin guards and cleats.

Players will be provided with their kit at the beginning of the fall season and is theirs to keep. Included in the kit is a VanU bag, a green jersey, shorts and socks. For further information on kit sizing please CLICK HERE.(note that 3XS is the smallest size that we can purchase and this fits most U4/U5 players and our XS size is usually given to our U9/U10 teams)