The Vancouver United Adaptive Program will allow children and youth an opportunity to learn and experience soccer in a barrier free environment. The goal is to give children the opportunity to make new friends, learn the basic skills of soccer and overall motor skills.

This program will use soccer as a foundation for these young players to grow and develop as people while creating new friendships along the way in a fun and safe environment. Regardless if a child or youth player has ADHD, mental health, behavioural, developmental disability, or intellectual disability it is our goal for them to play with smile on their face. Due to COVID-19 each participant must have a parent or guardian with them during each session. 

The sessions will be run by Tyler Henderson & Erin Green 

Currently Tyler holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Marketing from the University of the Fraser Valley and is a certified associate in project management (CAPM). He played 5 years of varsity soccer at the University of Fraser Valley while completing his degree. Tyler has a vast amount of coaching experience working with all levels and age groups. He has run a successful adaptive soccer program for the past three years and is extremely excited to bring his knowledge and experience to the Vancouver United program. 

Erin is originally from Ontario where she began her career working with children with Autism as a Behaviour Interventionist providing ABA therapy. Erin moved to Vancouver three years ago and began working for the school board as a Student Support Worker for children with different abilities. Sports has always been a part of Erin's life and she loves the relationships and experience a team environment can build.

Dates and Location:

May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th  (8 Sessions)

UBC Mini Field

Cost: $160

Curriculum:

  1. Introduction- Including SAQ, and working on fundamental motor skills
    1. SAQ session with ladders and hurdles, essentially creating an obstacle course for the kids. 
  2. Fun games to get the kids involved with a soccer ball. Focused on games with very basic dribbling.
    1. Examples would be sharks and minnows, cat and mouse etc.  
  3. Technical
    1. Either basic passing or shooting drills
  4. Shooting/ Game