House League (U7-U8)

(2013-2014 born)

Program Highlights:

  • Inclusive package led by qualified, friendly staff coaches
  • Two weekday sessions and Saturday games (3-day or 2-day options available)
  • One indoor/futsal style soccer practice day during colder months (January-February)
  • House League competitive play offers a variety of competition and experience
  • Club-focus remains on creating a ‘great soccer experience’ for each player
  • No hidden fees!!
House League (U7-U8) is a smart way to start competitive soccer while still in a dynamic, competitive-fun but controlled environment. House games are scheduled each Saturday to support what players have learned in practices. KLM House League offers a variety of game play and experience to build confidence, skills, and a love of the game. Welcome (back) to KLM!

Event Details

Program House League (U7-U8), 2020-2021 Season
Participants U7 (2014), U8 (2013) girls & boys
Dates First week: Sept 7th – 11th, 2020 projected
First games: Sat/Sun, Sept 12th/13th, 2020 projected
Season: September – March, 2021 (6 months)
Holidays Winter Holidays: Dec 7th – Jan 3rd projected
Games are typically not scheduled during Thanksgiving (mid-October) or Family Day weekend (mid-Feb). The club notifies team officials, who in turn notify players & parents of all schedule changes ahead of time.
Practices Teams practice twice per week under qualified staff coaches.

Practice & Game Schedule: (subject to changes)

1) Monday Sessions – David Livingstone Elementary (grass/gravel)
U7/U8 Boys: Monday 5-6p
U7/U8 Girls: Monday 6-7p

2) Thursday Sessions – Memorial South (turf)
U7/U8 Boys: Thursday 5-6p
U7/U8 Girls: Thursday 5-6p

3) House League Games – Kensington Park South (grass)
U7/U8 Boys: Saturdays 9:00-10:15
U7/U8 Girls: Saturdays 10:15-11:30

Players are to arrive 10 minutes before each practice, dressed appropriately. Thank you for communicate your attendance to the coaches. It helps ensure safety, efficiency and harmony.

Indoor Gyms KLM U7/U8 teams have one indoor/futsal style soccer practice during the winter months. The cost is included in the registration. Indoor practices are held at either 6-7pm or 7-8pm at local school gymnasiums; parents will be notified by their team officials. It is great chance to avoid snowy days and try indoor style of soccer!
Home Fields David Livingstone Elementary (grass/gravel)
315 E 23rd Ave, Vancouver (Park along the block)

Memorial South Park (turf field)
Prince Albert St. and 45th Avenue (Park on Prince Albert St)

Kensington Park (grass field)
5175 Dumfries St, Vancouver (Park alongside Dumfries St.)

Equipment Players require shin-guards and cleats; be mindful of shoe-wear for the different fields. KLM provides team jerseys, black shorts and socks which players should wear only on game days. Think weather-appropriate clothes. (See Common Questions below)
Weather We play rain or shine. KLM notifies parents by 7pm Fridays of field closures as is determined by the Vancouver Park Board and/or Vancouver School Board. See Common Questions below regarding ‘Field Status’.

 

Program Details

Program House League (U7-U8), 2020-2021 Season
Registration KLM emails ‘program start reminder’ to parents in late August.
Registration fees, timeline, refund policies, etc:
http://klmsoccer.ca/registration/#reg
Cost

There are no hidden fees at KLM such as “volunteer fee”, “assessment fee”, and “academy sessions” which can double seasonal registration costs. All KLM players receive the same comprehensive package to the benefit of the players and their teams.

U7-U8 KLM Package:
– 3-day option: $425 early-bird, $495 after September 1st
– 2-day option: $325 early-bird, $395 after June 15th (*$100 discount)
– Qualified staff coaches for both practices & games
– Practice & house league games each week
– One indoor/futsal style indoor gym practice during colder months
– 6 months of soccer!

*Some U7/U8 players are better served by 2 sessions a week, and play Sat as well as Mon-or-Thurs, but not both.
Check “2-day Option” tickbox on the registration page.

Refunds are available prior to September 1st. See Common Questions below for details.

Coaches Staff coaches are assigned by the club, and supported by the KLM Technical Director.
Volunteers Please see Common Questions below regarding volunteering opportunities.
Play levels KLM works to ensure the best development and experience for all players. Young players are encouraged to explore all positions, and are provided the opportunity, time, and coaching to gain confidence and success.
Questions Please look below to see answers to our most common questions.
Email additional questions, concerns, or suggestions to: info@klmsoccer.com

 

Common Questions: Safety Related

Safety?
Safety is first. Please make coaches aware of any potential injuries or illnesses

Appropriate Clothing?
For practices, players can wear shorts or pants. For games, players need to wear their team jerseys, shorts, and shorts. Note, players can wear thermal-wear under their shorts & jerseys for games. For cold and wet weather, please consider soccer-appropriate hats, gloves, rain-gear or thermal-wear to keep warm. This is a parent/player responsibility.

Common Questions: Field Status

City of Vancouver updates their field status every Friday afternoon: https://covapp.vancouver.ca/parkfinder/FieldStatus.aspx

Field Status & Alternative Field(s)?
Games are sometimes scheduled on alternate (gravel) fields due to weather concerns. Team officials inform parents as soon as they are aware of scheduling changes.

Common Questions: Participation-Related

Player Development
Need more soccer? Speak with your coach to learn about more opportunities.

KLM Goalkeepers
Goalkeeping require a different skill set and training. All interested KLM players will have the opportunity to learn goalkeeping, as well as receive training.

Parent Volunteers
KLM is a non-profit youth sports organization supported by the dedication of staff and volunteers alike. Please contact info@klmsoccer.com if interested in volunteering for your child’s age-group or KLM. Youth teams also rely on the dedicated support of parents each week for communicating player availability, punctuality of players, goal net set-up, etc. Be part of making KLM better!

Common Questions: Money-Related

Financial Assistance?
KLM proudly supports soccer for all players, irrespective of financial capacity. Contact registrar@klmsoccer.com to arrange to speak about financial assistance through KidSport. Learn more about KidSport in your city; visit KidSport-Vancouver at:
http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/vancouver

Refunds?
Refunds are possible prior to deadline, less a $50 administration fee. The refund deadline for the upcoming season is September 1st. See www.klmsoccer.com/registration for further details. Requests and questions are to be emailed to the Registrar at registrar@klmsoccer.com.

Uniform Deposits?
Uniform deposits are coordinated prior to season start.

Common Questions: People-Related

Parental Attitudes?
Parents have a big impact in youth sports. Modelling positive attitudes, sportsmanship, respectful behaviour and spectator roles is integral to success in youth soccer. Help our coaches make KLM soccer positive for all involved.

Bringing Issues Forward?
There are always surprises in youth soccer. Remember that fields, times, etc may be adjusted for many reasons, and sometimes at last minute. Please work with staff to model healthy and proactive communication. Please let your team coach know if you have concerns, or if needed, forward your comments to feedback@klmsoccer.com and an appropriate KLM director will get back to you.

Giving back to KLM?
KLM is a community and volunteer-run organization. We genuinely and deeply thank the participation, support, and humour of all parents involved. Go KLM!

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