Due to the huge recent interest in the new high level UBCO Junior Heat Soccer Team program, we have compiled another FAQ list to answer more good questions from parents and players including some technical ones. We have also added a few from the first FAQ list, as they are still popular.
For information on the KU/Junior Heat Program for the 2016-2017 season and FAQs, click here.
Training Academy for U15 – U18 Girls
8 training sessions will be held Saturdays and Sundays starting February 27th to March 20th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the Valley First Soccer Centre (KU Dome). Cost is $160.00 including kit (deduct $50.00 off fees with existing kit).
For registration, click on the registration tab above selecting 2016 UBCO Junior Heat Registrations - Project 3.
Upcoming Phase 3 Project
U11 & U12 Girls and Boys
- Whitecaps FC Adidas Cup in Surrey, BC – April 2-3, 2016
- Evaluations set for February 13th & 14th at Valley First Soccer Centre, 4075 Gordon Dr. Kelowna
- Training for this phase begins the weekend of February 27th. Players will train at Valley First Soccer Centre on Saturday/Sundays for 4 weeks and then travel to Surrey, BC to apply their new skills. Due to this age group, players will travel and stay with their parents/guardians (room blocks have been booked at hotel)
Dependent on player participants: $220 - $250* for the project which includes all training with Junior Heat technical staff, practice kit (shorts, socks and training t-shirt) and tournament fees. Transportation and accommodations additional.
*Deduct $50.00 off fees with existing kit
For registration, click on the Registration Tab above, choosing Junior Heat Evaluations - Project 3 ($20.00 for evaluations).
Several UBCO Junior Heat Teams off to Seattle & Oregon!
The UBCO Junior Heat Soccer club has several teams travelling to the US January 15th weekend including the U14 Girls and U14 Boys teams bound for Seattle to compete in the PacNW Winter Classic Soccer tournament. The U16 and U17/18 Boys teams will be in Oregon to showcase their talents in front of over 100 college coaches at the Portland FC Premier Winter College Showcase. The teams have been working hard, practicing since November at the Valley First Soccer Centre indoor facility as they prepare to play in these premier tournaments.
Good Luck to all the teams this weekend!
U15 & U17 Girls Successful at AstroTurf Collegiate Showcase Tournament!
The UBC Okanagan Junior Heat Soccer Club was in action over the weekend with U15 and U17 girls teams travelling down to Seattle Washington to compete in the the AstroTurf Collegiate Showcase tournament. This tournament is a showcase format for premier level teams, and represents a step up in level and pace of play. The girls demonstrated their readiness to step up to this level with very competitive play against strong competition. The U17 girls started the tournament with a 1-0 win over the Tracyton Force immediately after a long bus ride down to Seattle. Their next two games were 3-0 and 2-0 losses to Washington Premier FC and FC Spokane, however their play steadily improved as they adjusted to the fast paced games, and they had a strong final game with a 3-0 win over the FPSC Fury. The U15 girls also played on “bus legs,” to a 2-0 win in their first game over the HPFC Eagles. Also adjusting well to a quicker pace of play with steady improvement throughout the tournament, the U15 girls posted 3-1 and 2-1 losses to FC Spokane and SSC Shadow in two very close and exciting games. They played a solid attacking possession game against the RVS 2000 girls to a 2-1 win, finishing the tournament 2nd in their pool. Congratulations to both teams on their strong performances!
The UBC Okanagan Soccer Program is an academy based partnership between Kelowna United FC and UBC Okanagan under the leadership of Technical Director Dante Zanatta. Players from U11 to U18 are selected to train in a high performance environment in 5 to 6 week segments followed by an evaluation in match play situations to put their new skills into practice. The program is open to any BC Soccer affiliated player. Four new teams have just begun a new training phase (U14 girls, U14 Boys, U16 Boys and U18 Boys) after which they will compete in tournaments in Seattle and Portland. .