This stage of the BC Soccer Player Pathway
continues with disciplined training and begins to develop players' understanding of principles of play alongside their skills practice. Repetitions are important to develop technical proficiency, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still paramount to stimulate learning and promote a love of the game. Game formats can range from 6v6 to 8v8 as players advance through this stage, and again a simple league schedule can be created, but no standings should be kept – the emphasis is still FUN.
U11 and U12 consists of both House and Rep teams.
House players will continue to play in our SCYSA House league, which runs from September, and wraps up with a House Year End Tournament on the first weekend in March.
Players chosen for a Rep Team, based on a combination of in-season and year-end evaluation, will play in the BC Coastal Soccer League (BCCSL
). The BCCSL consists of teams from Alouette, Burnaby, Fraser Valley, North Shore, Richmond, South Fraser, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver Youth Soccer Districts. Rep teams will play home games on the Sunshine Coast, and away games in the lower mainland.
House Soccer Program Details
Date: The program will begin in September, and wrap up with a House Year End Tournament the first weekend in March. There will be a winter break from mid December to the second weekend of January.
Games: Boys play games on Saturdays and Girls play on Sundays. Games are two 2 x 30 minutes halves with a 5 minute half time break.
Practices: One session per week set by the coach.
Uniforms: New players receive a complete uniform of a home & away jersey, shorts and socks to keep and are required to wear the uniform at every game. The uniform must be returned if a player withdraws. Players will keep the kit until they outgrow it, or wish to purchase a new one. Players will be assigned numbers that they will keep each year.
Equipment: Players require a water bottle, shin guards and cleats for outside games, and running shoes for indoor practices.
Rep Soccer Program Details
Rep soccer is a program for those players wanting the challenge of a higher level of play, than what can be offered at the house level.
Players will be invited to attend an evaluation session in April/May for the following season's team.
Date: The Rep program will run from September to the end of February. There will be a winter break from mid December to the second weekend of January.
Games: Boys play games on Saturdays and Girls play on Sundays. Games are two 2 x 30 minutes halves with a 5 minute half time break. Home games take place on the Sunshine Coast, while away games take place in the lower mainland.
Practices: Rep teams practice two times a week.