KLM 8-aside (U11-U12)

(Soccer for 2011-2010 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
  • Players are placed on teams and will play in the Vancouver City League
  • 2 weekday practices includes 1 team practice and 1 academy practice on Thursdays
  • 1 league game on Saturdays for boys and Sundays for girls
  • Players are placed on teams based on their experience, commitment, and ability
  • One indoor/futsal style indoor soccer practice day during colder months of January-February (Dependant on Vancouver School Board Gymnasium availability due to Covid-19 restrictions)
  • Club-focus remains on creating a ‘great soccer experience’ for each player

U11 & U12, commonly referred to as ‘8-aside’, are transitional years in soccer. Starting at U11, players are tiered based on player ability. 8-aside players are streamed into competitive and recreational levels (Division 1,2,& 3) with an increased level of commitment and expectation for higher levels. Welcome (back) to KLM!

Event Details

Program KLM 8-aside (2021-2022 Season)
Participants U11 (2011), U12 (2010) girls & boys
Dates

First week: Sept 6th – 12th, 2021
First games: Sat/Sun, Sept 18th/19th, 2021 projected
Season: September 2021– March, 2022 (6 months)

KLM has no control over league schedules; all clubs, teams, and officials are obligated to follow them.

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

Teams practice twice per week under qualified staff coaches.

Practice Schedule: (subject to changes)
U11 Girls– Trillium East (Wed 5:00-6:15pm), Memorial South (Thurs 5:55-6:55pm)
U11 Boys – Trillium East (Mon 5:00-6:15pm), Memorial South (Thurs 5:55-6:55pm)
U12 Boys – Trillium East (Mon 5:00-6:15), Memorial South (Thurs 5:55-6:55pm)

Indoor Gyms

KLM 8-aside 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.

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.
Home Fields

Trillium Park (turf field)
600 National Ave, Vancouver (Park field side, be mindful of signs)

Walter Moberly Elementary North (grass field)
1000 E 59th Ave, Vancouver (Park along 59th Ave, east of Fraser)

Memorial South Park (turf field)
5950 Prince Albert St. at 45th Avenue (Park on Prince Albert St)
Riley Park- Grass (Ontario St., north of 33rd Ave)

 

 

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 KLM 8-aside (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.

U11-U12 KLM Package:
– $495 early-bird, $565 after April 1st
– Qualified staff coaching for both practices & games
– 2 weekly practices and league games
– One indoor/futsal style indoor gym practice during colder months
– 6 months of soccer!

Refunds are available prior to April 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: 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. KLM 8-aside alternative field is at: Walter Moberly Field – Gravel (1000 E 59th Ave)

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 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 $65 administration fee. The refund deadline for the upcoming season is April 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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