KLM Tykes

(Soccer for 2013-2015 born)

KLM believes in beginning our youth players’ soccer careers under the guidance of qualified staff coaches. Coaches lead structured activities and games to ensure fun, consistency in development, soccer success, and a continued love of the game. 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

EventKLM Tykes, 2019-2020
ParticipantsU5 (2015), U6 (2014), U7 (2013) girls & boys
DatesFirst day: Sat, Sept 14th, 2019
Season: Sept 14th, 2019 – Feb 29th, 2020 (6 months)
HolidaysWinter Holidays: Dec 23-Jan 5, 2020
TimesU5/U6: 9am-10am (8:50 arrival please)
U7: 10am-11am (9:50 arrival please)
Practice Field“Hillcrest Mini” (Hillcrest Dinmont Field)
Dinmont Ave & Midlothian Ave (west corner of Hillcrest Park)
Park along Midlothian or Dinmont Ave
EquipmentSoccer cleats, shin guards, soccer socks, & water.
Think weather-appropriate clothes (See Common Questions below)
WeatherWe 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

ProgramKLM Tykes, 2019-2020
RegistrationEnrolment 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$275 for 6 months of soccer, led by staff coaches.
Free soccer t-shirt is provided to each registrant!
Financial assistance available (see Common Questions below).
Refunds are available prior to deadline (see Common Questions below).
CoachesJane Graham (Tykes Coach), Amarpreet Randhawa (Asst. Coach)
VolunteersPlease see Common Questions below regarding volunteering opportunities.
Play levelsGroups are continuously balanced based on age/skill level to ensure the best experience for all players.
QuestionsFirst, look below to see answers to our most common questions.
Email questions, concerns, or suggestions to: tykes@klmsoccer.com

Common Questions: Safety Related

Safety?
Safety is first. Please make coaching staff aware of any potential injuries or illnesses.

Appropriate Clothing?
Kids can wear either pants or shorts. For cold and wet weather, please consider hats, gloves, rain-gear or thermal-wear under shorts and shirts on game days. This is a parent/player responsibility.

Field Status & Alternative Field(s)?
Occasionally, we play on an alternative gravel field due to weather. KLM Tykes alternative field is at: General Wolfe Elementary (4251 Ontario St).

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? For U7, KLM offers a 16-week Enhanced Training program. This program runs outdoors Oct-Nov (2019) and indoors Jan-Feb (2020), Weds evenings. Contact tykes@klmsoccer.com or go to the website for details.

Parent Volunteers
KLM is a non-profit sports organization supported by the dedication of staff and volunteers alike. Contact tykes@klmsoccer.com if interested in volunteering for KLM or your age-group.

Common Questions: Money-Related

Financial Assistance?
KLM proudly supports soccer for all children, 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?
There are no uniform deposits.

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 Tyke officials know if you have concerns, or if needed, forward your comments confidentially 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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