Abbotsford Soccer Association (ASA) offers Fall, Winter & Spring soccer programs from U4 to Adult. We are a member club that is recognized by the Canada Soccer Association (Quality Soccer Provider), as a model organization. We provide the best in soccer developmental programs for all skill levels from community through recreational to the competitive player.

ASA runs youth programming for boys & girls ranging from the U4 age group all the way up to open-age Adult Men’s & Women’s teams. All of ASA’s programs meet or exceed the requirements of the Canadian Soccer Association’s (CSA) Long-Term Player Development model (LTPD) –  https://www.abbotsfordsoccer.com/player/player-pathway-and-player-environment/  and have been designed to provide players of ALL skill levels an opportunity to learn, grow and develop at their own individual pace. 

ASA provides a full game kit (jersey, shorts, socks) to each player in our Super 8’s and Divisional team programming. Each player is responsible for having his own soccer shoes and shin pads; otherwise, the player will not be permitted to participate in training or games.

ASA branded training apparel and team gear is available through our supplier – Soccerwest. Please connect with our Equipment manager, Steve Gerspacher, with all inquiries – equipment@abbotsfordsoccer.com   

U4/U5 & U6 First Kicks (Co-Ed)

ASA runs a 8 to 10 week program for players as an introduction to sports and soccer. The program runs once a week beginning in the fall (mid-September), usually on Saturday mornings. The program is led by ASA Staff Coaches with the assistance from some of our Youth players giving back to the game they’ve learned to love.

There is often a requirement that parents help to facilitate some of the activities, which would include keeping the ball within the playing area, motivating the players by cheering and encouraging. All programming is outdoors. 

ASA runs the First Kicks program 3 times per year. Fall, Winter and Spring.

Questions can be directed to:  

First Kicks, Technical Lead, Courtney Dowdall – courtney@abbotsfordsoccer.com

Technical Lead Grassroots, Trevor O’Neill – trevor@abbotsfordsoccer.com

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U7 to U10 Community League Children (Boys)

ASA’s Community League Children’s program is typically for boys, given the recent creation of the female-specific program, Sister Kicks.

The Community League Children’s program is a recreation team-based initiative that is led by ASA Staff Coaches but requires the involvement of parent-volunteer coaches to help facilitate training sessions and games.  

The program schedule is set out within the registration process and player/parents will receive notice of their team assignment in late August (for fall season), in late Dec (for Winter season) or in late March (for Spring season). Our priority is to keep teams balanced and to create playing environments that allows for the development of all players. With this in mind, player movement (re-assignment) can often occur.

All teams will train 1x per week for 60’ and have 1 game each weekend within the 60’ allotted time slot.

 

Age Group # Players per group/team Game Format
U7 6-8 4 v 4 (No GK)
U8 8 5 v 5 (inc GK)
U9 8-10 6 v 6 (inc. GK)
U10 10 7 v 7 (inc. GK)

 

ASA runs the Community League Children’s program 3 times per year. Fall, Winter and Spring.

Questions can be directed to:

Technical Lead Grassroots, Trevor O’Neill – trevor@abbotsfordsoccer.com

Please review the following BC Soccer resources.

U7 to U10 Sister Kicks

Sister Kicks combines both methodologies of the fun, rec-based Community League, with the development focus and skill acquisition of a Skill Centre. Sister Kicks is led by ASA Female Staff Coaches and is supported by female Youth Leaders and some parent-volunteers.   

Sister Kicks has one training session (Wed) and one game day (Sun) each week in the Fall & Winter. In the Spring, this schedule drops to one session (Wed), as we typically encounter low attendance at weekends, due to nicer weather and family vacations etc…

Players showing an appetite for learning through attitude, commitment, and skill, will be available for invitation to the Skill Centre.

 

Age Group # Players per group/team Game Format
U7 (2016) 6-8 4 v 4 (No GK)
U8 (2015) 8 5 v 5 (inc GK)
U9 (2014) 8-10 6 v 6 (inc. GK)
U10 (2013) 10 7 v 7 (inc. GK)

 

Questions can be directed to:

Technical Co-Lead Sister Kicks, Courtney Dowdall – courtney@abbotsfordsoccer.com

Technical Co-Lead Sister Kicks, Sheri Hanson – sheri@abbotsfordsoccer.com

Please review the following BC Soccer resources.

U8 to U12 (2011-2015) Skill Centre

The ASA Skill Centre is delivered as the ‘development centre’ for players looking for a more individualized approach to their soccer experience. The Skill Centre will provide a focus on individual player development over team play. Training is delivered via small group, station-based activities with the focus being on technical and physical advancement. Small-sided games are used to provide context and enhance learning.

The Skill Centre has 3 sessions each week, during the Fall & Winter phases. Two training sessions (Mon/Wed) and one game day (Sat or Sun) each week. All training sessions and game days are led by ASA Staff Coaches.

ASA runs the Skill Centre program throughout the year with two registration periods. Fall and Spring.

Questions can be directed to:

Technical Director, Colin Miller – colin@abbotsfordsoccer.com  

Skill Centre, Technical Lead, Dan Davidson – dan@abbotsfordsoccer.com

Technical Lead, Foundation Phase, Konrad Paszkowski – konrad@abbotsfordsoccer.com

U11 to U16 (2007-2012) Community League Youth (Boys & Girls)

The Community League Youth program is a fun, in-house, community-based program to offer new and inexperienced players an opportunity to explore the beautiful game.  In addition, families who do not wish to partake in the travel commitments of ‘regular’ team travel programming are well served in the Community League Youth program.

The Community League program is overseen by ASA Staff Coaches but is reliant on the help and support of parent-volunteers, who help to facilitate training sessions and game day experiences.

The Community League Youth runs 3 times per year, in Fall, Winter and Spring.

Questions can be directed to:

Technical Director, Colin Miller – colin@abbotsfordsoccer.com  

Community League Youth Technical Lead, Courtney Dowdall – courtney@abbotsfordsoccer.com

U13 to U18 (2005-2010) Divisional

ASA has Boys & Girls teams at the following tiers:

Division 1-3 for the U15-U18 age groups.

Div2-Div3 only for the U13-U14 age groups.

Teams train 2x/wk and typically have a parent-volunteer coach. Where no parent-volunteer coach is available, the parent group may request the appointment of a staff coach (based on availability/recruitment), which typically invokes an additional ‘coach fee’ over and above the program registration fee.

The typical season for Divisional teams is Sept-Mar (with a break for Christmas). Teams play in the BC Coastal Soccer League – BCCSL (https://bccoastalsoccerleague.ca/) and will have the option to play through the Spring season (Apr-Jun), as part of the Cascadia Soccer League (https://www.cascadiasoccer.com/)

For players seeking higher levels of play that may not currently be offered at ASA, we are delighted to provide the following information

Age Group Birth Year Tier Club Link
U13 – U14 2009 – 2010 DIV1 FV Selects https://fvysa.ca/about-fvs-selects/
U14 – U18 2005 – 2009 Metro FV Selects https://fvysa.ca/about-fvs-selects/
U13 – U18 2005 – 2010 BCSPL Various https://www.bcspl.ca/

 

Questions can be directed to:

Technical Director, Colin Miller – colin@abbotsfordsoccer.com

Dir. Operations, Ian Knight – ian@abbotsfordsoccer.com

Adult Men’s

ASA offers U18+ players the opportunity to play in the various divisions of the senior men’s Fraser Valley Soccer League (FVSL)

Players interested in joining these teams for the upcoming or future seasons should submit the following –Men’s Adult Player Application Form

Questions can be directed to:

Technical Director, Colin Miller – colin@abbotsfordsoccer.com

Dir. Operations, Ian Knight – ian@abbotsfordsoccer.com

Adult Women’s

ASA offers U18+ players the opportunity to play in the various divisions of the senior women’s Metro Women’s Soccer League (MWSL)

Players interested in joining these teams for the upcoming or future seasons should submit the following – Women’s Adult Player Application Form

 

Questions can be directed to:

Technical Director, Colin Miller – colin@abbotsfordsoccer.com

Dir. Operations, Ian Knight – ian@abbotsfordsoccer.com