This stage of the BC Soccer Player Pathway continues with disciplined training and begins to develop players' understanding of principles of play alongside their skills practice. Repetitions are important to develop technical proficiency, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still paramount to stimulate learning and promote a love of the game. Game formats can range from 6v6 to 8v8 as players advance through this stage, and again a simple league schedule can be created, but no standings should be kept – the emphasis is still FUN. All players play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeping, and the training to competition ratio should be 2 to 3 training sessions for every game.
Levels of Play
U11 and U12 consists of both House (Div. 3) and Select teams (Div. 1 & Div. 2).
Players chosen for a Select Team, based on a combination of in-season and year-end evaluations, will play at the Div. 1 and Div 2. levels and are part of the BC Coastal Soccer League (BCCSL). The BCCSL consists of teams from Alouette, Burnaby, Fraser Valley, North Shore, Richmond, South Fraser, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver Youth Soccer Districts.
Players not placed on a Select team or not wanting to play on a Select team will be assigned to a Div 3 (House) team. In U11 and U12 the House teams play as part of the North Shore Youth Soccer Association (NSYSA).
Building on the Small Sided formats in the younger age groups, our U11-U12 program moves to 8-a-side (including a goalkeeper). Game scores are reported for monitoring purposes only and will not be published.
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