Coastal FC and Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Initiate Integration of Schedules
July 25, 2016
Coastal FC and Semiahmoo Minor Hockey are pleased to announce that the two associations are working together in an effort to integrate schedules. This integration will begin with the SEMI Hockey Initiation hockey age group (5-8 yrs olds) and the Coastal FC U6 through U9. This announcement is designed to let parents of participants of both sports know of this joint effort.
The goal of the initial set of meetings was to identify ways that a collaborative effort would help eliminate or reduce scheduling conflicts amongst the two sports and to therefore keep more young soccer and hockey players engaged playing both sports for as long as possible, at the highest level possible. Both organizations have agreed that it is in the interest of the participants to have the opportunity to play more than one sport as long as possible. Players benefit from longer-term cross training achieved through a multi-sport platform and both associations are pleased to try to help families navigate the waters of staying in both as long as they are able. In fact we are of the opinion that with several hundred children playing hockey and soccer in our community, these initiatives and efforts are long over due.
Leaders from both SEMI Hockey and Coastal FC are committed to work together going forward to possibly integrate older age groups over the next couple years. The organizations will also separately work on messaging and a mandate to its respective coaching groups that this collaboration needs their efforts and flexibility in the form of a tolerance to miss an odd hockey or soccer practice for the greater good of better athletes.
Chris Murphy, Coastal FC Executive Director commented, “Coastal FC is pleased to work collaboratively with SEMI Hockey to try and create a more efficient sports system for players and parents. We share many of the same membership and we have a duty to try and reduce the barriers to access and encourage participation in hockey and other sports. While we know there will be times when athletes may need to become sport specific, we want to ensure that these decisions are made at the appropriate time and for the right reasons; not simply because the schedule doesn’t work. A partnership with a progressive sporting group such as SEMI Hockey makes it easier to discuss the opportunities and challenges so that we can all strive to create an improved structure for our members and the community. While we know that there won’t be a solution that meets everyone’s needs, we want families to know that both organizations are committed to keep working collaboratively on some of the difficult scheduling challenges we face."
Brad Kielmann, SEMI Hockey President commented, “SEMI Hockey is proud to share this new partnership with Coastal FC. In recognizing the benefits of multi-sport athletes our associations have put families and their young athletes first in priority. Families will no longer feel pressure to choose between these two sports during the developmental years. The realization of a harmonized schedule between us is the result of the efforts from a number of committed volunteers and demonstrates the value of true teamwork. I thank the volunteers from both associations and look forward to developing further innovative ideas between us and other community partners.... Read More
Coastal FC Players go to BC Summer Games
July 21, 2016
Two Coastal FC Players are off to BC Summer Games today!
Mikaela Balla will be playing for Zone 4 Fraser River at the BC Summer Games from July 21 - 24, 2016.
Men's Open Tryouts 2016/2017
June 30, 2016
Coastal FC will be hosting Men’s Open 2016/17 Fall Tryouts for all our Men's Open teams:
- July 23rd Saturday 10am – 12pm at South Meridian Elementary
- July 26th Tuesday 6pm – 8pm at Bakerview Park
- Aug 6th Saturday 10am – 12pm at Bakerview Park
U13 BCSPL Girls Off to Provincial Finals
June 22, 2016
BCSPL U13 Girls Qualify for Finals!!!
A dynamic group of players are heading up to Kelowna this weekend to play TOFC in the Final Game of the Provincial Premier Cup. They expect a good battle from their competition, and are ready to bring their game to the pitch. Always ready to train with a 110%, these young girls play with heart and passion for the game. The strong friendships they have built on and off the field since the start of their BCSPL Intake season showcase the positive impact soccer provides young athletes. We are proud of their achievement and wish them luck this weekend. Go Coastal!!
Opportunities that have shaped these young players so far include, Fundraising Events, BMO Private Practice Session with the Whitecaps, Training sessions and games with AM Sports Touring Group as well as 1st and 2nd place at Starfire Spring Classic 2015 and SX International Cup 2015 respectively.... Read More
2016 Summer Camps
May 31, 2016
SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS
Coastal Football Club is pleased to announce the introduction of Individual Player Camps this coming summer at South Surrey Athletic Park. These camps are designed to cater for all levels of player from U5 to U12. The camp programs will be based around the technical components of the game and will assist player’s individual development in preparation for future levels of play, whether that is competitive or recreational.
What to expect at the Individual Player Development Camps
- 5 x 1.5 hrs sessions, Monday through Friday
- Qualified Professional Staff
- Structured Session Plans
- Structured Curriculum focusing on various Technical components of the game
- Coach to Player ratio is 1 to 14 players maximum
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Coastal FC is an amalgamation of Peace Arch Soccer Club, Semiahmoo Soccer Club, and South Fraser FC. We provide recreational to high-performance soccer training and teams for boys, girls, and adults. To learn more about us, click here.
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