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

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 and is only run once a week on a Sundays, there is no parent participation in this session.  This program is for players born 2018 (U6), 2017(U7) and 2016 (U8). 

Winter Details 

Dates: Sundays January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25 (no session Family Day long weekend)


U6 2018 Born -1pm

U7 2017 Born - 2pm 

U8 2016 Born - 2pm

Cost: $90

Players should wear shin guards and cleats.

Kits are not provided for this program but can be purchased by emailing