U7 Community Kicks Program

(2015 born)

*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.  

Program Highlights:

  • Inclusive package led by qualified, friendly staff coaches
  • A Saturday morning session and 1 weekday session
  • Community Kicks competitive play offers a variety of competition and experience
  • Club-focus remains on creating a ‘great soccer experience’ for each player
Community Kicks (U7) 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 Community Kicks 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 Community Kicks (U7), 2021-2022 Season
Participants U7 (2015) girls & boys
Dates First week: Sept 6th – 12th, 2021 projected
First games: Sat, Sept 11th, 2021
Season: September 2021 – March, 2022 (6 months)
Holidays Winter Holidays: Dec 13th – Jan 2nd 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

Program runs twice per week under qualified staff coaches with an optional third session.

Practice & Game Schedule: (subject to changes)

JAMBOREE GAMES

1) Community Kicks Games – Mount Pleasant Elementary (grass)
U7 Boys: Saturdays 9:00-10:00am
U7 Girls: Saturdays 10:00-11:00am

PRACTICE

2) Wednesdays Sessions – Vantech Secondary (turf)
U7 Boys & Girls: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm

Indoor Gyms

N/A

Home Fields

Mount Pleasant Elementary (grass field)
2300 Guelph St, Vancouver

 

Vantech Secondary (turf field)
2650 Slocan St, Vancouver

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 Details

 

Program Community Kicks (U7), 2020-2021 Season
Registration KLM emails ‘program start reminder’ to parents in late August.
Registration fees, timeline, refund policies, etc:
https://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 KLM Package:
– $325 early bird:  $395 after April 1st

– Qualified staff coaches for both practices & games
– Practice & Community Kicks games each week
– 6 months of soccer! 

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 Head Coach.
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 socks. 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.

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 KLM.

Common Questions: Money-Related

Financial Assistance?
KLM proudly supports soccer for all players, irrespective of financial capacity. Contact info@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 info@klmsoccer.com.

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

Common Questions: People-Related

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 and support of everyone involved.

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