Check out our tournaments
page (Programs --> Tournaments) for a list of BC Soccer sanctioned tournaments upcoming this season! Lots of exciting opportunities for different styles of soccer, including the upcoming Vancouver Futsal Youth Jamboree
. Please remember to read our tournament policies and fill out our reimbursement form!
Vancouver United FC is pleased to launch the 2015 Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference & Expo.
Vancouver United FC has spearheaded the development of a multi-day soccer coaching conference to be held on the opening weekend of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The conference is a joint initiative of several local soccer clubs who share a commitment to raising the level of coach education within our club community.
While the attention of many soccer fans will be focused on the best women’s teams from around the world, coaches attending the conference will have the opportunity to hear from leading minds in the game regarding the development of youth soccer players. The three-day conference kicks off on June 6th and is being hosted at the state of the art Fortius Sport & Health facility in Burnaby.
The organization of the coaching conference is being led by Mark Monro, a board member and coach with Vancouver United FC, he commented “skilled coaches at the grassroots level are critical in the development of players in early years and help form the foundation of a healthy recreational and high performance system that produces great players. For those organizations that share this vision, this conference offers a unique opportunity to connect with hundreds of grassroots and high performance coaches while raising coaching standards.”
Title Sponsor Announcement
Vancouver United FC is pleased to announce Soccer Express and Adidas as Title Sponsors for the 2015 Pacific Coaching Conference. Soccer Express CEO Brad Leitch commented, “We are thrilled to be supporting the development of soccer coaches and very proud to be the title sponsor of this exciting initiative. Whether it's supporting your favourite team, playing, coaching, refereeing or administrating, Soccer Express understands and wants to help”
Sponsorship and Expo Opportunities
A limited number of partnership opportunities are available for the 2015 Pacific Coaching Conference. Sponsoring this event will provide companies with direct access to key decision makers in BC’s soccer community and over 300 grassroots and high performance coaches. Corporations who believe in the power of sport to positively impact youth and the role of grass roots volunteer coaching in shaping that experience, should contact:
2015 Pacific Coaching Conference
Active Start Winter Registration UpdateRegistration for the winter session of Active Start will open on Sunday, November 9th at 11:00pm. We have had our pre-registration period for coaches and are working on creating a basis for most groups. We do have space for more coaches so if you are interested in being a coach or manager, please contact Cara at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you volunteer, you will be eligible for pre-registration and volunteer reimbursement. Please click here for more information on our programming and coach expectations. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. There are limited amounts of spots in each time slot so if you are only able to make certain times, be certain to register early! Click here for your possible options. We will not be able to accommodate any switches this term so please be certain that you are registering for the correct time slot. Registration will be open here. After our registration period, you can expect more information in regards to groups, lesson plans and updated website information by the middle of December.
Tumblr gives users the ability to quickly and easily upload a variety of media online with the ability to add commentary and then accept comments on the material. We hope it proves to be another tool through which we can help our coaches by uploading materials they can use. Watch for video from VanU games and training sessions as well as club programs in addition to great clips and ideas from around the world. You can view the VanU FC Tumblr here
Vancouver United FC will be holding its annual Photo Days on November 23rd and 29th. Every player receives a free team photo with inset player picture provided they submit their order form as outlined below. The event will be held indoors at West Point Grey Academy.
All U11 to U18 Girls teams will be scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd and all U9/U10 teams and U11 to U18 Boys teams will be scheduled for Saturday, November 29th. A time slot for each team will be assigned as soon as we receive the game schedule from the the boys and girls leagues. The final schedule and additional information about the photo days (location details, parking, etc) will be distributed in the next few weeks. Coaches and team officials can contact Lenka at email@example.com with any inquiries about photo days.
Your team officials are being sent a photo package that includes an order envelope for each player. This order envelope must be completed and brought to the photo day by each player. Every player receives a free team photo provided they bring their order form to the photo day.
Volunteers Needed for Photo Days
The club is looking for 20 volunteers for each photo day. Various time slots and roles are available. Interested volunteers please email Sebastian at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the roles and time slots available.