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Street Soccer Program

WVSC 'Street Soccer' program  

The Season Street Soccer program runs from September to the beginning of March at Hugo Ray Park.

Spring Street Soccer runs from April to June on Ambleside D

To register for Either or Both programs go to "Register to Play" on the home page


Purpose
  • To give the game back to the kids
  • To instill a love for the game
  • To develop volunteer facilitators into future coaches
  • To educate parent on positive sideline behaviour
  • To show why "Soccer is a Player's Game" and "To Let the Game be the Teacher"
What was Street Soccer?
  • Soccer is the undisputed #1 game in the world and the primary way kids around the world have developed their ball skills is through "street soccer". Most pro players did not see a coach or join a club until the age of 12.
  • Traditionally, kids played in open spaces, on the street, or anywhere they could put together a field. The kids directed this free play with little input from adults, and carried out the creation and management of the game.
  • They played everyday, sometimes for hours, no subs, no lines, no boring drills, lectures or laps, and, no parents or coaches pacing up and down the sidelines yelling instructions. The kids observed other players, became self-reliant, self-directed and expressed their imagination and creativity. Although "discovery learning" is more time-consuming than traditional drills and coaching, in the end this process actually speeds up development.
  • All over the world, this game is disappearing. The risks of modern life and the rise of organised youth programs have all but eliminated the unstructured, child-centred games of the past. The consequences of these changes are being felt deeply in soccer countries around the world. Even in North America, many amateur sport organisations are realizing that too much structure in youth activity is not conducive to the development of players.
  • Unfortunately, there is little free time in modern life and unstructured outside play has been replaced with the obligatory overly coached and overly structured soccer time.

    The Street Soccer program, as adopted by the West Vancouver Soccer Club and other Lower Mainland organisations, is designed to give the game back to the kids. We are asking parents to support this new approach to youth soccer and encourage you to take the soccer ball, throw it outside and send your young ones after it!

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