Please note girls teams play on Sundays and schedules are issued in late August
U11 and U12
These age groups used to play 11 v 11 on adult-sized fields with adult- sized goals. Some of the less skill-developed players could play a whole game with only a few touches of the ball. The "11 v 11" game encouraged inappropriate early specialization. The move to 8 v 8 soccer at this age group means more touches on the ball, more skill development and less specialization. U11 and U12 players play on half-sized fields. In "8 v 8 soccer", all players touch the ball much more and basic skills are developed. At U11 coaches are expected to organize their teams in ways that foster player development rather than simply "to win the game".
Girls wishing to be considered for the U11 Development Team should:
1. Be registered by May 31, 2017
2. When registering, choose the option "any level"
3. Be prepared to travel for games within Vancouver
4. Will be expected to attend the Club's "Plus" program on Wednesdays to train with the Professional Staff as well as practicing once per week with their team coach.
BCSA REQUIRES ALL UNDER 11 PLAYERS TO PROVIDE PROOF OF AGE BY WAY OF A COPY OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR PASSPORT. YOUR TEAM MANAGER WILL ASK FOR THIS IN SEPTEMBER OR YOU CAN FAX IT TO 604 922-4261 OR EMAIL TO email@example.com
It should be noted that players not chosen, or not choosing to play on the Development team will still be eligible and considered for placement at the Select level in the U12 age level. We are fully aware that players develop at different ages and at different rates. The Club will make every effort to keep the current teams together based on the players requests at registration. A few teams may need to be combined.
All girls not chosen for the Development teams or not willing to play on a Development team will be interlocking with teams from VYSA (Vancouver Youth Soccer Association).
Girls in this age group will continue to play a Super 8 Format (8 v 8). Gold and Silver teams will be formed from the scouting process. The Gold team will play in the 5 District League. (BCCGSL) The silver teams will play in the VYSA league. The long term player development goals at this age group is developing soccer skills and speed
All GU12 gold level players will be expected to attend the Wednesday PLUS program to train with the Professional staff. Some additional players from Silver teams will also be invited by the Head coach into the program.
Once the girls reach U13 they will be streamed into Divisions and will all play in the BCCGSL (BC Coastal Girls Soccer League). They will transition to a full size field and goals and play 11 - aside.
This is also the first year introduction to the Metro Soccer League (MSL). MSL is the top level of Club play for players U13 to U18. Teams from around the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island comprise the teams that compete. MSL is a highly competitive league that focuses on developing players for the possibility of advancing to the next and highest level of soccer, British Columbia Select Performance League.
Players from outside of WVSC are welcome to be assessed for one of the club's MSL teams. Please register for tryouts on the WVSC web site under "registration" and then "MSL evaluations".
The girls will continue to play within the BCCGSL with 11-aside all the way to U18. The long term player development training at U14 leans towards position specific training and continues into U15 and beyond with the addition of refining skills and specific physical and mental training.