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

Churchill First Kicks

Sessions will run once a week on Sundays at Churchill School Field and will run for 55 minutes. This program is run completely by Van U Staff and is only run once a week on Sundays. This program is for players born 2021 (U4), 2020 (U5), 2019 (U6), and 2018 (U7). 

U4/U5 Players - This program is for players born 2020 and 2021 and is a parent participation (Limited participation required). The program runs 9am - 9:55am.

U6 and U7 players - This program is for players born 2019 and 2018, no parent participation is required for this program which is run by our VanU Technical Staff.  The program runs from 10am - 10:55am.

Fall Details 

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


U4 2021 Born and U5 2020 Born - 9am

U6 2019 Born and U7 2018 Born - 10am

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)