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Comox Valley United Soccer Club

United Development Program 2021 / 2022




The program gives players a further opportunity to train in a player-centred environment, focusing on the development of the individual. In addition, this allows a heavy emphasis on coaching individual player habits to help athletes reach their potential and get to the next level.  The United Development Program is structured so players aren’t trained as ‘teams’, rather, groups can be varied to accommodate player’s individual needs.

Program Structure 

Vision:

To raise the standard of youth soccer in the Comox-Strathcona Region of Vancouver Island. 

Mission: 

To enhance the performance of everyone individually & collectively, in a high energy, competitive & excellence driven environment to help support the goal of elevating the players to higher levels of play. 

Principles:

Energy: Enjoyable & high energy will encompass all aspects of our program

Competitive: We will allow children to showcase their inert desire to compete

Excellence: We will raise the standards of everyone involved

Opportunity: Through showcasing & role modelling, we will push players to higher levels of play.

When - Where - Costs - Policies


Monday's Vanier Turf Field (3001 Vanier Dr., Courtenay, BC V9N 5Y2)

  • U8-U10 (2014-2012) - 5-6:15pm
  • U11-U14 (2011-2008) - 6:30-7:45pm
  • U15-U18 (2007-2004) - 8-9:15pm   

$125/Phase (less than $14/session) - Players registered for all 3 Phases will be granted a $50 rebate

Phase 1 (Sept. - Nov.)

  • Sept: 20, 27
  • Oct: 4, 18, 25
  • Nov: 1, 8, 15, 22
  • UDP Jamboree for U8-U11 players on November 28th

Phase 2 (Jan. - Mar.)

  • Jan: 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Feb: 7, 14, 28
  • Mar: 7, 14
  • UDP Jamboree for U8-U11 players on March 20th 

Phase 3 (Apr. - Jun.)

  • Apr: 18, 25
  • May: 2, 9, 16, 30
  • Jun: 6, 13, 20
  • Future Selects coinciding with Phase 3 of United Development Program (see Program Policies and FAQs for more information)
  • UDP Jamboree for U8-U11 players on June 26th


Program Policies

U8-U11                                                        

  1. To be eligible for the United Development Program the player must be part of the Valley Youth Soccer League (or local club house league).
  2. To be eligible for the U8-U11 UDP Jamborees the player must be registered in the current Phase. To be eligible for the U10-U11 Future Selects Program the player must be registered in both Phase 2 and Phase 3 at a minimum.  
  3.  Sessions will not be run in conditions of inclement weather (snow, thunder, lightening, etc.). The program will only be prorated if more than two sessions in the same Phase are cancelled.

U12+

  1. To be eligible for the United Development Program the player must be part of the Valley Youth Soccer League/Selects Program (or local club house league/select program).  
  2. Sessions will not be run in conditions of inclement weather (snow, thunder, lightening, etc.). The program will only be prorated if more than two sessions in the same Phase are cancelled.

Curriculum 


All sessions will be around ‘developing the individual’, focusing on age and stage appropriate player habits. In addition, sessions will include the 4 moments of the game (where possible).  

U8-U12 - Me, my ball, and the defender (dominating the 1v1)

  • Key player habits  
  • 1v1 attacking
  • Scoring goals
  • Mentality to recover the ball  
  • Vision & awareness (primarily on ball)
  • U13-U14 - Me, my teammates, and the defender(s)
  • Key player habits  
  • Enticing pressure  
  • Positive passing
  • Receiving & turning  
  • Scoring goals
  • Vision & awareness (both on & off ball)  
  • U15-U18 - Me, my teammates, and the opposition  
  • Key player habits  
  • Enticing pressure  
  • Showing for the ball/forward runs  
  • Positive passing
  • Receiving & turning  
  • Scoring goals
  • Vision & awareness (primarily off ball)


Session Structure


  • Preferred Training Model  
  • Warm-up x 10 minutes
  • 4 stations x 15 minutes  
  • 2 ‘activity’ stations  
  • 2 ‘game’ stations

Example Session:


All United Development Program coaches have valid criminal record checks and are committed to ongoing development and education. This is to help create the safest and best possible environments for players to enjoy and develop in.

Coaches currently confirmed for the 2021/22 Program:

Stefan Szkwarek  

  • CSA National A License  

Adam Mooi

  • CSA National B, Children, & Youth Licenses

More coaches TBD


Program Flyer  Click Here:
Program Full Overview Click Here: 
Registration: Click Here                               

If you have any additional questions, please email Adam Mooi adam@cvusc.org


UDP Frequently Asked Questions:


  • Does my child need to register for all 3 Phases?
    Your child does not need to register for all 3 Phases.  Individual Phase registration was designed to allow players and families to choose which Phase(s) work best for them. That being said, to be part of the UDP Jamborees or ‘Future Selects Program’ the player must be registered for certain Phase(s) (please refer to the ‘Program Policies’ section).                                                        
     
  • If players are not training in teams, how will they know which training group they are a part of?
    Players and families will receive an email prior to the program start that notifies them which training group they will be in. If changes are required another email will be sent with the latest updates. Some training groups may also be formed on the day to allow players to have different experiences and play with different players.                                                        
     
  • Will players move to different training groups during the Phase?
    Some players may be moved to different training groups on the day. This is to accommodate their individual needs as a player and challenge them accordingly.                                                                                       

     

                                                                               

     

  • What is a UDP Jamboree?

    A UDP Jamboree is an event (free of cost) where players in the U8-U11 United Development Program are placed into teams and will play 2 games over the course of the day.Games may be played against other United Development Program teams or invited teams from other clubs. 

  • How will UDP Jamboree ‘teams’ be made if they aren’t training as ‘teams’?

     Teams will be made based on the following factors:

    • Which players are available for the Jamboree
    • The Jamboree type/format
    • Invited teams
  • What is the Future Selects Program? How does it work?
    The Future Selects Program is for all U10 & U11 players that want extra training/ competition and are thinking about joining the Selects Program at U12. This program bridges the competitive gap between the Valley Youth Soccer League and full-time Selects Programming. Players will be placed into training groups and receive 1 additional Sunday morning training session (free of cost) between the months of April 2022 - June 2022. Future Selects training groups will also attend 2-3 club identified Jamborees/Tournaments (additional cost to families)                                                        
     
                                                       
     
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