Community Kicks (U7-U8)
*KLM Soccer Club follows the evolving recommendation and guidance as outlined by provincial health and sports authorities including the BC’s Restart Plan, BC CDC, ViaSPort and BC Soccer.
- 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)
- Community Kicks competitive play offers a variety of competition and experience
- Club-focus remains on creating a ‘great soccer experience’ for each player
- No hidden fees!!
|Program||Community Kicks (U7-U8), 2020-2021 Season|
|Participants||U7 (2014), U8 (2013) girls & boys|
|Dates||First week: Sept 9th – 12th, 2020 projected
First games: Sat/Sun, Sept 19th/20th, 2020
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.
Teams practice twice per week under qualified staff coaches.
Practice & Game Schedule: (subject to changes)
1) Monday Sessions – Riley Park (grass/gravel)
2) Wednesdays Sessions – Vantech Secondary (turf)
3) Community Kicks Games – Kensington Park South (grass)
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!
*All indoor practices are dependent on approval from the Vancouver School Board.
Riley Park (grass)
Vantech Secondary (turf field)
Kensington Park (grass field)
|Equipment||Players require shin-guards and cleats; be mindful of shoe-wear for the different fields. KLM provides players with official KLM pinnies for all in-house programs. 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||Community Kicks (U7-U8), 2020-2021 Season|
|Registration||KLM emails ‘program start reminder’ to parents in late August.
Registration fees, timeline, refund policies, etc:
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:
*Some U7/U8 players are better served by 2 sessions a week, and play Sat as well as Mon-or-Thurs, but not both.
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: email@example.com
Common Questions: Safety Related
Safety is first. Please make coaches aware of any potential injuries or illnesses
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
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
Need more soccer? Speak with your coach to learn about more opportunities.
Goalkeeping require a different skill set and training. All interested KLM players will have the opportunity to learn goalkeeping, as well as receive training.
KLM is a non-profit youth sports organization supported by the dedication of staff and volunteers alike. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
KLM proudly supports soccer for all players, irrespective of financial capacity. Contact email@example.com to arrange to speak about financial assistance through KidSport. Learn more about KidSport in your city; visit KidSport-Vancouver at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uniform deposits are coordinated prior to season start.
Common Questions: People-Related
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 email@example.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!