U8 Community Kicks Program
*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 a league
- 2 weekday practices
- 1 league game on Saturdays (usually mornings)
- Club-focus remains on creating a ‘great soccer experience’ for each player
|Program||KLM U8 League Teams, 2023-2024 Season|
|Participants||U8 (2016) girls & boys|
|Dates||First week: Sept 5th – 11th, 2023
First games: Sat/Sun, Sept 17th/18th, 2023 projected
Season: September 2023 – March, 2024 (6 months)
|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 & Game Schedule: (subject to changes)
League Games on Saturdays –Home Games Kensington Park South (grass)
Trillium Park (turf field)
Memorial South Park (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 uniforms for all league games. 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 (U8), 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.
U8 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||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 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
Need more soccer? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about the KLM Advanced Skills Training Programs.
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 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.
KLM will collect a $50 uniform deposit at the beginning of the season. The deposit is returned when a player returns their shirt and shorts at the end of the season. 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.