KLM Divisionals

(Full-field Soccer for 2002-2007 born)

KLM divisional teams play under the umbrella of VYSA (Vancouver Youth Soccer Association) and the BCCSL (BC Coastal Soccer League). U13-U18 players are streamed into competitive and recreational levels (Division 1,2,3, & Metro) with an increased level of commitment and expectation for higher levels. Spots are capped at KLM so register early. Please read Event Details, Program Details, and Answers to Common Questions below. Welcome (back) to KLM!

Event Details

Event KLM Divisionals, 2019-2020
Participants Girls & Boys
U13 (2007), U14 (2006), U15 (2005)
U16 (2004), U17 (2003), U18 (2002)
Dates First week: Sept 9th – 13th, 2019
First game: Sat, Sept 14th, 2019 (projected by league)
Season: Sept 9th, 2019 – Mar 1st, 2020 (6 months)
Holidays Winter Holidays: Dec 23-Jan 5, 2020
The league may/may not schedule games at Thanksgiving (Oct 12-14), Family Day (Feb 15-17), or other weeks. The club will notify parents ahead of time. Practice cancellations are determined by team coaches.
Practices Divisional teams typically have two practices per week. The club coordinates the primary practice, while team officials coordinate additional practices. Be mindful of shoe-wear for the different fields. It is player/parent responsibility to have players arriving 10 minutes before each practice, dressed appropriately.

Practice Schedule: U13-U18 girls & boys
U13 teams – Empire S (Thurs 7-8pm)
U14 teams – Empire N (Thurs 7-8pm)
U15 teams – Trillium E (Weds 5-6:30)
U16 teams – Trillium E (Mon 5-6:30)
U17 teams – Livingstone W (Weds 7-8:30)
U18 teams – VanTech S (Weds 6-7:30pm, 7:30-9pm)

Indoor Gyms Divisional teams sometimes prefer indoor soccer for winter months at local school gymnasiums. This is a team official/parent discussion and cost.
Game Times The league typically schedules divisional games between late morning to early afternoons. Boys play Saturdays between 8am-8pm, girls play Sunday between 8am-8pm, with the occasionally Friday evening game between 6-8pm. Games range from 70-90 minutes depending on age group. ‘Away games’ are played against other clubs across Greater Vancouver. Typically, the higher the competitive level, the farther the distance teams can expect to travel.

Speak with your team parents regarding car-rides and car-pooling as KLM wants to ensure all players have access to transportation to/from practices and games. Note, KLM has no control over league schedules; we are obligated to follow them.

Home Fields Trillium Park – Turf (600 National Ave)
Vantech – Turf (2650 Slocan St.)
Memorial South Park – Turf (Prince Albert St. @ 45th Ave)
Andy Livingstone – Turf (89 Expo Blvd)
Empire Fields – Turf (2901 E Hastings St.)
Hillcrest Fields – Turf (4501 Clancy Loranger Way)
Equipment Players must have their own shin-guards and cleats. KLM provides team jerseys, black shorts and socks which players should wear only on game days. 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 or Vancouver School Board. See Common Questions below for ‘Field Status’.

Program Details

Program KLM Divisionals, 2019-2020
Registration Enrolment is capped at KLM. No early-bird rate.
KLM emails ‘program start reminder’ to parents in late August.
Registration fees, timeline, refund policies, etc:
http://klmsoccer.com/registration/#reg
Cost $395 for 6 months of soccer.

Financial assistance available (see Common Questions below)
Refunds are available prior to deadline (see Common Questions below)

Coaches Valentinos (Head Coach), KLM assigns volunteer coaches. Note, some divisional teams opt to hire a qualified coach. This is a team official/parent discussion and cost.
Volunteers Please see Common Questions below regarding volunteering & coaching opportunities.
Play levels Teams are balanced based on positions and competitive levels. Please contact info@klmsoccer.com or visit the website to learn more about our player assessment process at http://klmsoccer.com/assessments. KLM works to ensure the best development and experience for all players.
Questions First, look below to see answers to our most common questions.
Email 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 shorts. 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

Common Questions: Participation-Related

Player Development
Need more soccer? Speak with your coach or GM to learn about more opportunities.

KLM Goalkeepers
Goalkeeping require a different set of skills 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 in coaching opportunities, managing, or volunteering for KLM club or for your child’s age-group. Remember that team coaches rely on parents each week for communicating player availability, punctuality of players, goal net set-up, etc. Be part of making KLM better!

Common Questions: Money-Related

Financial Assistance?
KLM proudly supports soccer for all players, irrespective of financial capacity. Contact registrar@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 15th. See www.klmsoccer.com/registration for further details. Requests and questions are to be emailed to the Registrar at registrar@klmsoccer.com.

Uniform Deposits?
Uniform deposits will be coordinated prior to season start.

Common Questions: People-Related

Parental Attitudes?
Parents have a big impact in youth sports. Modelling positive attitudes, sportsmanship, respectful behaviour and spectator roles is integral to success in youth soccer. Help our coaches make KLM soccer positive for all involved.

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, support, and humour of all parents involved. Go KLM!

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