- Last Updated: 22 August 2015 22 August 2015
Our mini program strives to make up teams of either all-boys or all-girls. The earlier kids are registered, the better we can sort out our teams.
The program starts in the middle of September and runs until the following March. There is usually a three to four week break in December (over the Xmas holidays).
Players must provide their own shin guards and cleats. KLM will supply a jersey, black shorts and red socks for each registrant. Players should only wear their "kit" at games. Please do not wear the jersey, socks or shorts to practice.
Teams are as successful as the parents are involved. You must commit to driving your child to one practice and one game per week. As well, parents are encouraged to provide assistance to the coaching staff or volunteer to become a coach or manager themselves. KLM will pay for the cost of a coaching clinic for any interested parent.
At this age group, kids play on a small field with only four players on the pitch at one time. By playing four-aside, each player has more contact with the ball. Play is primarily recreational with an emphasis on fun and skill development. While we do our best to keep friends together, teams need to balanced. We try to keep the maximum players at TEN per team so each player gets a good amount of field time.
Teams have one practice during the week usually at Livingstone Elementary (East 23rd and Prince Edward). At the coaches request, we can look into booking gym space when the weather turns. Games take place every Saturday. Our home field is McKenzie Elementary School located at 960 East 39th Avenue just east of Fraser Street. Players will be required to travel to other fields in Vancouver to play their "away" games against other clubs.
U9 and U10 Teams
At these age groups, kids continue on a modified field, but now with six players on the pitch at one time. Most teams have one practice during the week, again, usually at Livingstone Elementary (East 23rd and Prince Edward). Games continue to be on Saturdays, but the location is changed to bigger fields. Our home games are played at the grass fields at Kensington Park (Knight at 33rd. Ave.). If the grass fields are not playable, the games move to the gravel fields at Mt Pleasant Elementary. The kids will be continue to travel to other parks in Vancouver to play their "away" games.