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VANCOUVER FC CURRICULUM


2018/19 PRE-SEASON TRAINING

Pre-season training begins August 15th with on-field training, fitness sessions at the Richmond Oval along with sports psychology and nutrition lectures.

  • VFC Concussion testing is done during this period (Players are retested every 2 years)
  • All teams participate in the SX Cup during the Labour Day weekend

View Preseason Schedule: VFC Preseason

View Summer Training Guide: VFC Off-SeasonTraining


REGULAR SEASON TRAINING

Regular season training starts the first Thursday of September following the Labour Day Weekend. There is a 2 week break at Christmas and in the Spring, based on public school dates. Regular season training ends the last week of March.

Vancouver FC teams train weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays as follows:

Tuesday

  • U13-U15 5:30pm - 7:00pm Andy Livingstone Park
  • U16-U18 7:00pm - 8:30pm Andy Livingstone Park

Thursday

  • U13-U15 5:30pm - 7:00 pm Andy Livingstone Park
  • U16-U18 7:00pm - 8:30pm Andy Livingstone Park

Modified training schedules are provided for each team’s duration of play in the Coastal A Cup.

Modified training schedules are provided for teams qualifying to play in the Provincial A Cup Tournament.

 

CUP COMPETITIONS

Coastal A Cup

Vancouver FC teams compete in the Coastal A Cup following the completion of regular season play at the end of February.  The Coastal A Cup Tournament is open to all teams in the Metro Selects League and the Vancouver Island Premier League. Teams from lower tiers may challenge in order to enter the A division.  Coastal Cup play starts in April and continues through May. Teams play single knock-out until there is a winner.

More information on Coastal Cup play may be found here: bccoastalcup.com

 


Provincial A Cup

Operated by the BC Soccer Association, Provincial Cup play determines Youth Team Champions for the province.  Vancouver FC teams that qualify would compete in the Provincial A Cup taking place at the beginning of July.

More information about Provincial Cup play may be found here: bcsoccer.net/provincial-cup

 

LONG-TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Vancouver FC is proud to be a supporter of the CSA  LTPD. 

Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) is a CSA soccer-specific adaptation of the Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) developed by Canadian Sport Centres. LTAD is a scientific model for periodized athlete training and development that respects and utilizes the natural stages of physical, mental, and emotional growth in athletes. Like the LTAD program, LTPD is designed to:

1. Promote lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.
2. Provide a structured player development pathway.
3. Describe best practices for elite player development.
4. Create long-term excellence.

For More Info: bcsoccer.net/player-pathway


ACADEMY ProgramS

Vancouver FC coaches & players work closely within the player development pathway. We work with Vancouver's BCSPL club, Fusion FC to provide players and coaches unique opportunities.   

BCSPL Training Players

Vancouver FC players are regularly invited to train with Fusion FC. Providing opportunities for players to experience new coaches and environments and chances to reach their goals is important to our club.   

Spring Travel Teams

Fusion FC & Vancouver FC coaches will host travel teams during the Spring/Summer season. These programs run from the end of the Coastal A Cup to Canada Day long weekend. Players will train with Fusion FC’s academy & head coaches in a fun and challenging environment…

Development Academy

Development Academy consists of Twenty, 1.5hr sessions. Run by Fusion FC, the academy rewards creativity and encourages mistakes in light of improvement. The Development Academy is dedicated to providing players and teams with high-level training opportunities that supplement their current soccer commitments. Players will train in a competitive and fun environment with an added focus being placed on developing individual skills while learning discipline and commitment.

 

**Attach info for above academy, spring travel and camps from Fusion FC website and provide links to registration  ( fusionfc.ca/development/ )

 
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