FAQs

Definitions

What is BCSA, VYSA, BCCSL, etc?

BCSA – BC Soccer Association is the governing body for all amateur soccer in BC

VYSA – The is the governing body for all youth soccer clubs in Vancouver. VYSA registers our players, and schedules games for teams that play outside our club.

BCCSL – The BC Coastal Soccer League (BCCSL) is an amalgamation of several youth leagues that operated in the Lower Mainland and comprises approximately 21,000 youth across eight local districts.

CSA – The Canadian Soccer Association governs all soccer in Canada

FIFA – Federation International of Football Association is the world governing of soccer.

Registration

When does registration open?

Registration opens on February 15th of each season.
See www.klmsoccer.com/registration for further details

How to Register

Registration is done online through our on the club’s website.

What form of payment does KLM accept?

We accept credit cards online.

What is the refund Policy?*

The club refund policy can be found here

How Can I Download or Print A Tax Receipt?

  1. Go
  2. Forgotten your password? Click on the appropriate link and a reminder will be sent to you
  3. Once logged in, select the player you wish to get a receipt for.
  4. Next page: on right hand side of page, click the “edit button” next to the player name on the roster.
  5. Option to re-send receipt at top of the player profile page. Click.
  6. Will send copy to your registered e-mail

If you are able to view the receipt, but it does not display an amount, or says “waitlisted” please contact:

registrar@klmsoccer.com who will be able to help you resolve any issues.

About Playing at KLM

My Child Has Not played soccer before, can they still join?

Absolutely, everyone is welcome at KLM. The goal at KLM is for every player to have fun therefore the club will place your child on the team that best suits their playing ability/experience.

Are my child’s game schedules listed somewhere on the club site?

No, you will not find schedules on the KLM website.
The BCCSL league schedules at intervals (every 6 weeks or so), but also makes last minute updates to game locations and times. Last minute changes can affect team players and parents but note, KLM has no control over league schedules; we are obligated to follow them. Team officials forward their team schedules (and notice of changes) to parents/players directly. Thank you for your understanding here.

You can see league teams, schedules, and results (beginning at U13) at: https://www.bccoastalsoccerleague.com/schedules

Is KLM a league or club?

KLM is a small local soccer club in Vancouver and a member club of the Vancouver Youth Soccer Association (VYSA). All U8-U18 KLM girls and boys teams play within the BC Coastal Soccer League (BCCSL), an amalgamation of several youth leagues that operated in the Lower Mainland and comprises approximately 21,000 youth across eight local districts.

How are teams formed?

Beginning at U8, KLM teams are balanced each year ensure the best development and experience for all players. Starting at U11, players are tiered based on player ability. Please contact info@klmsoccer.com or visit the website to learn more about our player assessment process at http://klmsoccer.com/assessments

Equipment

What equipment does my child need?

Players must provide their own shin guards and cleats. KLM will supply a free t-shirt for U5-U7 and uniforms from U8 to U18 for each registrant. Each player will have a ball available for them to use during practice sessions. We recommend players have a ball for use at home.

Assessments

Purpose

With the desire to develop teams with a wide range of skills from recreational to competitive, KLM has chosen to have assessments from U11 to U13 and Try Outs from U14-U18. The goal is not primarily to build high-level teams but to create the atmosphere for the most enjoyment for kids. This is based on the belief and experience it is both more fun and beneficial to have kids progress with others at the same skill level rather than continuing to mix all skill levels within a team.

Procedure for U11-U13

Assessments will be held for applicable age groups during the months of March and April. Each player is expected to show up for at least one, but optimally all of the assessments. If the player is unable to attend the assessments, other arrangements may be possible.

Player evaluations will be based on two sources of information: your current coach’s evaluation plus the results of the spring assessments. New players will be evaluated based on their results during the spring assessments. Qualified assessors will be objective in their assessment of each player.

Players are expected to show up for at least one, but optimally all of the assessment sessions. In age groups where a gold team may be fielded, players will be called in for further assessments by invitation if necessary.

Once all players are assessed within a particular age group, a full outcome list will be established. Under the direction of the KLM Head Coach the assessors and volunteer coaches will then decide how the players could/should be divided for the upcoming season. (eg: one Gold team, two Silver teams, one Bronze team, etc.).

Once notified by KLM, a player has 48 hours to confirm the spot offered to him/her. Within one week of their confirmation, if they have not already done so, players must completed the online registration process (or having applied for financial support from the club) to secure their place on that team’s roster.

Players assessed Gold (assuming there will be a gold team within the age group) will be invited to play Gold. Silver- and Bronze-level players will be invited likewise. Based on the number of teams, how the players are split and the desire of the coaches; coaches and managers of each team will then be determined.

The parents, players and coaches are expected to honour the assessment outcome and work together to establish the healthiest and most positive atmosphere for the kids. This includes realizing building friendships with new kids and parents can be very positive when the kids may be shifted in any given assessment year. Kids assessed at a given level are encouraged to play that level, but may choose otherwise.

U11 is the age group at which teams are first streamed based on ability into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Any player currently with KLM who would like to try out for a higher level team in their age group or any player new to KLM who would like to be assessed for placement on a KLM team may attend the assessment sessions.

Procedure for U14-U18

The club conducts tryouts for any players entering U14 to U18 Gold/Silver. Players requesting to be placed on a Bronze level team will be accommodated, space permitting.

For more information or to request an assessment or tryout please forward a request to : tryouts@klmsoccer.com

What is the difference between Assessments and Evaluation?

There is no difference, as they both mean the same thing.

Contact

I have read the FAQs but I still have a question.

Contact information to reach the club directly is listed on our club page.