KLM 8-aside (U11-U12)
(Soccer for 2013-2012 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.
- Inclusive package led by qualified, friendly staff coaches
- Players are placed on teams and will play in the Vancouver City League
- 2 weekday practices
- 1 league game on Saturdays for boys and Sundays for girls
- Players are placed on teams based on their experience, commitment, and ability
- Club-focus remains on creating a ‘great soccer experience’ for each player
|Program||KLM 8-aside (2023-2024 Season)|
|Participants||U11 (2013), U12 (2012) girls & boys|
First week: Sept 5th – 11th, 2023
KLM has no control over league schedules; all clubs, teams, and officials are obligated to follow them.
|Holidays||Winter Holidays: Dec 12th – Jan 4th
Games are typically not scheduled during Thanksgiving (mid-October) or Family Day weekend (mid-Feb). The club notifies families directly.
Teams practice twice per week under qualified staff coaches.
Practice Schedule: (subject to changes)
|Game Times||The league schedules games between 8am-3pm on Saturdays for boys and Sunday for girls teams. Games are made up of two 30-minute halves. ‘Away games’ are played against other clubs across Greater Vancouver.|
Trillium Park (turf field)
Walter Moberly Elementary North (grass field)
Memorial South Park (turf field)
|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||The Fall/Winter seasonal programs and leagues will be cancelled in severe or sudden adverse weather conditions or in the case of a Public Health Order. If this is the case, parents will be notified via email of any cancellations. The club will not be responsible for refunds if we are unable to reschedule any missed sessions due to weather or a Public Health Order. See Common Questions below regarding ‘Field Status’.|
|Program||KLM 8-aside (2023-2024 Season)|
|Registration||KLM emails ‘program start reminder’ to parents in late August.
Registration fees, timeline, refund policies, etc:
All KLM players receive the same comprehensive package to the benefit of the players and their teams.
U11-U12 KLM Package:
Refunds are available prior to June 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||Starting at U11, players are tiered based on player ability and commitment. KLM works to ensure the best development and experience for all players. Teams are balanced based on positions, commitment and competitive levels. Please visit the website to learn more about our player assessment process at http://klmsoccer.com/assessments.|
|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. KLM 8-aside alternative field is at: Walter Moberly Field – Gravel (1000 E 59th Ave)
Common Questions: Participation-Related
Need more soccer? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if interested in volunteering for KLM.
Common Questions: Money-Related
KLM proudly supports soccer for all players, irrespective of financial capacity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 October 1st. See www.klmsoccer.com/registration for further details. Requests and questions are to be emailed to the Registrar at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.