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 Association’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

Hillcrest First Kicks

Sessions will run once a week on Sundays at Hillcrest Mini Turf Field and will run for 55 minutes. This program is run completely by Van U Staff, meaning there is no parent participation in this session. This program is for players born 2019 (U6), 2018 (U7), and 2017 (U8).

Fall Details 

Dates: Sundays - September 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, October 6th, 20th, 27th, November 3rd & 10th. (No session on Thanksgiving weekend)


U6 2019 Born -1pm

U7 2018 Born and U8 2017 born - 2pm 

Cost: $185

Players should wear shin guards and cleats.

VanU provides all players with a Jersey, Shorts and Socks which they keep.

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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, the XS size is something we usually provide to our U9 and U10 players)