BC Fire Youth Development League

About
We are very please to announce BC Fire YDL (Youth Development League) for U5-U8 boys and girls. The purpose of the league is for children to learn the game of soccer through “play”. There is no better way to learn the game of soccer than actually playing the game!

BC Fire YDL will provide an organic and natural way to learn the game. It will give kids the freedom to discover their skills and learn from their mistakes. It allows them to develop their problem-solving and decision-making skills, and encourages using imagination and creativity.

Wednesday scrimmages (1 hour)
Players will straight away break into teams and begin to scrimmage 5v5 (1 goalie + 4 outfield players). Teams will switch up each week. Players will be encouraged to be brave with the ball and to use their skills.

Saturday League games (1 hour)
Set teams will be established at the start of the season. Players will be split by gender and age. Players will play 5v5 (1 goalie + 4 outfield players) . Two 25 minute games.

Program Highlights:
-Interactive library for parents to login and access age appropriate skills kids can practice at home

-Each week there will be a “Skill of the week” that will be encouraged to perform in scrimmages and games

-Players will learn the rules of the game such as throw ins, goal kicks, corners and kick offs by actually PLAYING the game

-Those players looking to continue playing soccer travel soccer at U9+ will understand what the game will look like

-Players will be challenged to think for themselves on the field and will not be “joysticked” around the field by coaches/parents.

-Players will play 5v5 (1 goalie + 4 outfield players) small sided games so players get lots of touches of the ball, on age appropriate sized field and goals

-BC Fire Director of Coaching Gregg Williams will direct the program. Learn more about Gregg from his bio

-Coaches will be Battle Creek Schools High Schools Players, BC Fire Players, Coaches and Volunteers

Format
Dates will be announced 1st August
7 Scrimmage Dates
7 Game Dates

Birth YearGenderScrimmagesLeague GamesLocationFormatPriceRegister
2016 (U5)BoysWednesdsay 5:15-6:15PM Sept/NovSaturdays 9:00-10:00AM / Sept-NovRiverside Elementary 5v5$45 (Includes Shirt)Click Here
2016 (U5)GirlsWednesdsay 5:15-6:15PM Sept/NovSaturdays 9:00-10:00AM / Sept-NovRiverside Elementary 5v5$45 (Includes Shirt)Click Here
2015 (U6)BoysWednesdsay 5:15-6:15PM Sept/NovSaturdays 9:00-10:00AM / Sept-NovRiverside Elementary 5v5$45 (Includes Shirt)Click Here
2015 (U6)GirlsWednesdsay 5:15-6:15PM Sept/NovSaturdays 9:00-10:00AM / Sept-NovRiverside Elementary 5v5$45 (Includes Shirt)Click Here
2014 (U7)BoysWednesdsay 5:15-6:15PM Sept/NovSaturdays 9:00-10:00AM / Sept-NovRiverside Elementary 5v5$45 (Includes Shirt)Click Here
2014 (U7)GirlsWednesdsay 5:15-6:15PM Sept/NovSaturdays 9:00-10:00AM / Sept-NovRiverside Elementary 5v5$45 (Includes Shirt)Click Here
2013 (U8)BoysWednesdsay 5:15-6:15PM Sept/NovSaturdays 9:00-10:00AM / Sept-NovRiverside Elementary 5v5$45 (Includes Shirt)Click Here
2013 (U8)GirlsWednesdsay 5:15-6:15PM Sept/NovSaturdays 9:00-10:00AM / Sept-NovRiverside Elementary 5v5$45 (Includes Shirt)Click Here