U8 Minis

(2014 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 one team practice and 1 academy practice on Thursdays
  • 1 league game on Saturdays (usually mornings)
  • 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

Event Details

 

Program KLM U8 League Teams, 2021-2022 Season
Participants U8 (2014) 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)
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 & Game Schedule: (subject to changes)

PRACTICES

U8 Boys
Monday
5:00pm-6:15pm
Trillium West (turf)

Thursdays
4:55pm-5:55pm
Memorial South (turf)

 

U8 GIRLS
Wednesdays
5:00-6:15pm
Trillium East (turf)

Thursdays
4:55pm-5:55pm
Memorial South (turf)

 

GAMES

League Games on Saturdays –Home Games Kensington Park South (grass)
Away Games Take Place At Various Locations in Vancouver

 

Indoor Gyms

KLM 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.

Home Fields

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

Memorial South Park (turf field)
5950 Prince Albert St. at 45th Avenue (Park on Prince Albert St)

Kensington Park (grass field)
5175 Dumfries St, Vancouver (Park alongside Dumfries St.)

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 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 (U8), 2021-2022 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” and “assessment fee”, which can vastly increase seasonal registration costs. All KLM players receive the same comprehensive package to the benefit of the players and their teams.

U8 KLM Package:
– $455 early-bird,   $525 after April 1st
– Qualified staff coaching for both practices & games
– One practice, One academy session & a league game each week
– 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 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 the KLM Advanced Skills Training Programs.

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 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 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?
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 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.

Field Locations